In the darkness? In uncertainty? When no answers come? When things go from bad to worse? The question He always seems to ask me 1st: Will you trust me?
Life has felt uncertain lately. The outcome of this election did not go as I hoped and prayed… as many hoped and prayed. Since then, it’s been one blow after another- to my beliefs, my hopes, so many prayers and so many concerns.
Everyday I’ve been choosing to begin with the basics of Psalm 23. Yes, God is my faithful Shepherd. I won’t suffer lack. He leads me to rest and refreshment -all in His righteousness (Jesus). He’s with me in darkness and gives nourishment as wolves surround. I am commissioned and abundantly supplied. God is good!
Lots of New Testament verses come to mind when I meditate here. Especially 2 Peter 1:3 –seeing that Jesus has granted us everything needed for godliness, I can continue to trust Him and serve Him through an onslaught of disappointments.
Job said, “Though He slay me, I will ‘yachal’ in Him.” Yachal is an act of the will: to remain, wait, tarry, trust continually even with long-suffering. It is as King David stated in Psalm 71:14, a will to hope and a will to praise yet more and more in God.
Voice of the martyrs has a VOMradio.net with stories from persecuted believers all over the globe. They’re faithfulness in the midst of adversity has been a door of Hope to my heart. I am reminded again and again as this world is fading, yet I can trust Jesus will come again for us!
“And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will come again and take you to be with Me, so that where I am you may be also” John 14:3