I have a friend who posted this picture on FaceBook just the other day:
I am sure she posted it for encouragement to everyone who is going through a trial(s) right now – and that probably includes all of us. And I’m sure she posted it for encouragement and a statement of faith for herself and her husband.
I want to add a couple of verses to the verses above. Lamentations 3:24-26 “The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”
When I read this post, I wanted to look up this scripture in The Message. If you’ve not read any scripture from the Message, I encourage you to do so. It is all of the Bible that has been written in a plain, easy-to-understand voice to help the reader better grasp the meaning of the scriptures.
Here is Lamentations 3:21-26 from The Message:
“I remember it all – oh, how well I remember – the feeling of hitting rock bottom. But there’s one thing I remember, and remembering it, I keep a grip on hope: God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great is Your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over.) He’s all I’ve got left.”
When ‘He’s all we’ve got left’ he is all we need because he is still bigger than any problem we face.
“Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.” (Psalm 31:24)
Many years ago, I saw something on a church sign that I’ve never forgotten:
P eace [and]
If we have HOPE in the Lord, we can have a heart of peace and expectation. We may not understand what He’s doing, we may not know when He’s going to do “it,” but we can know – that we know – that we know we can trust Him because of His great love for us and because of His great faithfulness.
My prayer today is that you will be reminded of His faithfulness and love for you and that problem you are facing – you are not facing it alone.
(c) 2016 Edwina E. Cowgill