I’m feeling really beat down lately. I guess it’s to be expected. It’s so hard to have hope in the face of adversity. It can be difficult to find. I am hurting for one of my best friends, who’s little boy was only with them a few days. For what they, and we, are missing.
So for lack of a better post… here’s some scripture from my heart.
1 Peter 3:15
“But in your heart set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have.”
you hold me by my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
all night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.
7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.
days of suffering confront me.
1 But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the LORD, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Cush <sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em;" value="[a]”>[a] and Seba in your stead.
or how the body is formed <sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em;" value="[a]”>[a] in a mother’s womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God,
the Maker of all things.
for you have given me hope. 50 My comfort in my suffering is this:
Your promise preserves my life.
I have hope in my Savior. In the eternal life to come. I struggle in my sorrow and disbelief, but my Lord is always by my side.