Some days the hardest part of getting this walk right is trying to keep your heart right concerning the ones you have to deal with on a regular basis. Some people just seem to work so hard at trying to hurt others. I have a hard time accepting that they do it so easily and seem to get away with it.
So many issues this week have really been hard to deal with… but I know God sees it all and will get me through it. My only hope rests in knowing that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.”
Psalm 11: “In the Lord I will put my trust. How can you say to my soul “Flee as a bird to your mountain”? For look the wicked bend their bow, they made ready their arrow on the string that they may shoot at the upright in heart. If the foundations are destroyed what can the righteous do?
The Lord is in His holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven. His eyes behold. His eyelids test the sons of man. The Lord tests the righteous but the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates…”
Then verse 7 finishes with the assurance… “For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright.”
Even when it seems God does not see what is going on and I can’t understand why He doesn’t “fix” it… He is watching and using even those things to my good! My prayer is “Lord, sometimes the tests seem especially long and difficult… please give me the strength of heart to get it right… and please extend to me your mercy and grace when I don’t. Help me to rest in the truth of your Word. And please grant me the blessing of friends who will pray for me and help me to stay “on the altar” until this test is over and I have learned what I need to. I will not run or hide from the hand of God in my life. My hope is in Him alone. Amen”