One of the verses in my morning devotion was Psalm 143:8: “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” (NIV)
It jumped out at me so much, because I prayed a similar prayer on a night in 2010, during one of the most terrifying family crisis’ I have faced. I cried out to God because I had no idea what to do next.
It is amazing and such a comfort to me that the things I feel are feelings already experienced by someone who lived centuries before me, and who with the inspiration from God wrote down what he felt so that in this present day, I could read it and have God speak to me in a personal way.
God is there in our darkest hour ready to bless us with His unfailing love. All we have to do is seek Him and He will walk with us every step of the way, carrying us when need be.
I have experienced it not only in 2010, but also countless other times when I’ve found myself wandering in a place or situation that I never imagined. God is always working in the background. What an incredible comfort that is! That image is so real to me, and it brings comfort to my soul. It reminds me of my daddy working (or piddling as we used to tease him) in his workshop.
Praise be to God, He is there for us always. All we need to do is breathe His name.
See you next time….