The steps of the God-pursuing ones follow firmly in the footsteps of the Lord, and God delights in every step they take to follow him.
If they stumble badly they will still survive, for the Lord lifts them up with his hands.
I was once young, but now I’m old. Not once have I found a lover of God forsaken by him, nor have any of their children gone hungry. Instead, I’ve found the godly ones to be the generous ones who give freely to others. Their children are blessed and become a blessing. (Psa 37:23)
I’ll be honest and tell you that the last few months haven't been the easiest for us. We have had family pain to go through, as well as work pain and physical pain – and that is on top of the awful pain of watching others go through their pains.
It all reminded me of a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson that I remember from reading Oswald Chambers:
Life is not as idle ore,
But iron dug from central gloom,
And heated hot with burning fears,
And dipt in baths of hissing tears,
And batter’d with the shocks of doom
To shape and use.
And then I'm reminded of Scripture that my friend Les Mitchell used to remind me of: “If your faith remains strong, even while surrounded by life’s difficulties, you will continue to experience the untold blessings of God! True happiness comes as you pass the test with faith, and receive the victorious crown of life promised to every lover of God!” (James 1:12)
So … no matter what, my faith in GOD’s loving ability to rescue (us all), remains strong…
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