You may have read my previous post about three of our friends going through some very hard times. Last night, while online, I had another conversation in which a friend shared another very tough family situation. It is interesting, in the midst of these very difficult situations we are called in Scripture to “consider these things pure joy (James 1).”
You ever want to say, “are you serious, Lord?”
I do. Yet, having been through various trials, the trail, in hindsight, is imprinted with grace markings. As I sat down this morning to read the Word and to pray through these various “trials” others are going through I have a hard time seeing the trail ahead for my friends, but I do know that the fog will clear, and though the trail may be steep, slippery or full of potholes, the Guide, by His grace, will lead us through. However, It’s very difficult to have this understanding in the midst of the fog.
So, I rest in the promise of Psalm 27 today. Asking God to be our confidence. Praying/praising the following (Psalm 27:1-3, 14):
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evil men advance against me
to devour my flesh,
when my enemies and my foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then will I be confident.
14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.