The days are evil. We need to keep our eyes upon the Lord and seek Him and His face at all times.
I received the following email from a dear friend a few years ago, which I feel compelled to share with you. Her circumstances left her hanging by a thread:
"Let me tell you where I've been. This past February we found out that our 16-year-old son had been sneaking into our 17-year-old daughter's room in the middle of the night and touching her. From February to June I cried non-stop. July through August there were no tears left. There was nothing left; I was dead. I wasn't eating or sleeping. The despair and hopelessness was beyond anything I had ever experienced. It felt as though the Lord brought me to the edge of a cliff and left me there. It was the most frightening time of my life. I told friends I wasn't going to make it. I didn't even know what I meant by that, but I meant every word of it. I was in so much pain. I just didn't know how I could live like this day after day without relief. I was so disappointed in myself. How could I end up in this state as a 'good' Christian? I felt that I should have been able to stand up under this trial much better than I was. Nothing gave me relief from my thoughts. There was no joy or pleasure, and fear was ruling my mind. I put memory verses everywhere in my house, and I would just wander aimlessly from one verse to the next just trying to hold on for one more minute. Depression came and the anxiety mounted. It was more than I could bear. I felt none of God's grace or mercy."
There are times when we must cry out to God for His help and run for cover under His almighty wing!
Now read Psalm 36:7, Psalm 57, and Psalm 46. If you have more time, read Psalm 91 as well. Recall a few instances when you were keenly aware of God's divine protection or provision. As you contemplate God's faithfulness, take a few moments to praise Him.
Like yesterday, choose one scripture from today that the Lord is using to renew your mind and transform your heart.
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