Life is just plain crazy sometimes. Can you relate? It’s been one of those weeks for our family. Now I know I’m supposed to be rejoicing in times of trial, yet I have to admit this is not my first thought. No wonder Jesus put it in the book!
Yet it is during these times of trial I learn how faithful my God is. These are the times I draw closer to Him and lean on his everlasting arms. Theses are the times I rely on His strength to get me through the valley.
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever. – Psalm 23:1-6