God is so good. I can not say that enough. Seriously.
Despite the fact that I'm on day 12 of the never-ending cold---God is so good.
Even though my five year old is still crying when I drop her off at preschool---and it's almost the end of the year---God is so good.
God is so good---though my husband is working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week and I miss his face like crazy most of the time.
For every problem I'm facing, every struggle that is perplexing me, and every hardship around the corner, I'm consistently reminded of the goodness of my loving Father.
And I'm finding those reminders in God's Word.
Last week, I needed energy---I needed hope---in the worst way. My friend Tammy and I sat on my back deck (while people from the gas company were in my house detecting CO and trying to locate a gas leak...what fun....) and God gave me the most amazing verse to get me through the week.
"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." (Isaiah 39:29) HELLO! AMAZING!!! I give God's powerful word the credit for getting me through some tough times last week! Hallelujah!
This week---and the weeks ahead---we face the unknown diagnosis of our five year old. Test after test---and specialized doctors and traveling to a city nearly 80 miles away just for some answers. But, I remember that God's word tells me in Psalms 118:8
"It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man." And just a few verses before that---"In my anguish I cried to the Lord and he answered me by setting me free." (v. 5)
God is good. His Word is my strength. I will call on God...I will cry to Him...and He will be our ultimate answer. It's devastating not knowing what is going on with Lydia and it's worrisome not knowing if or when she will have another seizure---or what is causing them---but I trust God. I know he will carry us through.
And I know this post sounds repetitive. But, right now that is what my life is. The same battles every day. And the same answers each day too...God's word.
I'm not writing this to preach to you. I'm writing this to remind me. Because some days I wake up, and I think I have to do it all on my own. But, I don't. God's there. His Word is ready to speak to me. and I just need to listen. That is where I am today. And I'm guessing since I'm feeling led to write this---that I'm not the only one. I believe the answers we need are in the Bible. What situations are you facing? Do you believe that God's Word is powerful enough to help you get though? I hope so friend! Because God loves you, he cares deeply about what ails you, and the truth is waiting in that thick, often dust covered book.