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
live in constant pain," a friend said to me over lunch. He smiled as he
spoke, and I could tell the smile was genuine.
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
Psalmist, Asaph was like my friend. Asaph suffered real pain. But in the midst of His anguish, He chose to draw
near to God.
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
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!
Posted on 12/01/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under