Monday, September 8, 2008

Hard Times

This past month has been a hard month for me. It always seems like when it rains, it pours. Every area of my life has had something going on in it...I don't want to say "wrong" but definitely some really tough things.

The amazing thing is, I have a God who cares so deeply about the things I am going through. He has been my rock and my strength in all of this. I don't believe that God puts us through tests and trials without reason. And I can now see numerous reasons as to why I am going through these things during this season of my life and at this exact point in time. There is indeed something about God's timing.

And if it were not for this time, I would not be experiencing God's love, grace, and strength in such a way. I know the creator of the universe and the lover of my soul just a little bit better this day than I did a month ago.

Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust."
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-
10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation."

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