What Are You Showing Me

….”I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.  Your way, oh God, is holy…  Psalm 77:11-13

 

"I live in constant pain," a friend said to me over lunch. He smiled as he spoke, and I could tell the smile was genuine.

 

As he described the physical suffering he endured each day, he said, "God has given me two gifts: blessings to keep me joyful, and pain to keep me humble."

 

The Psalmist, Asaph was like my friend. Asaph suffered real pain.  But in the midst of His anguish, He chose to draw near to God. 

 

Asaph remembered what God had done in the past, he meditated on God’s great works, and he worshipped.  Asaph was encouraged and strengthened when he chose to trust God’s heart, even when He could not see His hand. 

 

Our pain is an invitation to draw near to God.  If you draw near to Him, He will draw near to you.   His goodness, love and mercy have not changed.  The same God Who makes the skies flash and the earth tremble will lead you with compassion through the pain you are facing.

 

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!