This has been a hard week.....and would be tempted to say a bad week if I didn't know the Lord was in control. One difficult thing after another has happened, and I can't remember another time where there have so many reasons to drive us to our knees. I'm ashamed to admit I've given in to stress and fear at times.....and was reminded of this quote I shared on facebook recently from this blog:
"When I surrender to stress; don’t I advertise the unreliability of God?"
So today I'm thankful that the Lord is in control, and that I know He is working all these circumstances for His glory and our good. That He provides and cares for us, that He loves us. I'm especially thankful for this sermon from our prayer meeting last night on Psalm 61. Among other things we were reminded that these trials that bring us into the Valley of Humiliation are actually a blessing as they are the means that drive us to Christ. I've found that to be true......
"Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame.... For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee"
Verses from Isaiah 54
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