This has been on my mind…
Psalm 37:5-6, “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.”
Did you notice that it didn’t say He would make it easy for us if we did this? It has taken me a really long time to realize that this Christian thing is not easy. It requires hard work and complete dedication. There is a peace that comes with it, but more often I have found struggle, hardship, pain and hurt. I am such an emotional woman. Many things grip my heart and I want to help or provide something, but our family has been walking a hard life this past year and the only thing, probably the best thing,that I have been able to offer anyone or ministry is my prayer. I can’t support with money and I have no extra time, so my prayer is what I comfort others with.
The Lord did let us know in His Word that choosing to live a life in dedication to Him was not going to be without trials (1 Peter 4:12-14,16). Here’s the thing: each of us goes through trials of our very own. Yep! And they are unpredictable and hard and frustrating and, well, you get the point. We have to remember that we chose to follow Christ even in the trials and we should count it pure joy. I know…easier said than done. I am struggling with this myself right now, but you and I are not alone. “He will never leave us or forsake us” remember that one? I knew you would.
So, as we each face our own trials, I want to encourage you to think of someone else above your trail and pray for them. You may not know why God asks you to pray for them. Maybe they have not shared their trial with you, I don’t know, but I guarantee that your prayers will make all the difference for them right now. I welcome your prayers as much as anyone right now.
Lord, my heart is crazy overwhelmed right now with what we are facing and I am not sure how much longer I can hold on. I pray that You bring peace in this storm and comfort through the trial because it will bring glory to You. Amen.