Wednesday, January 12, 2005

my hope in God

There is not a lot to say tonight. There are times when the darkness seems to just crowd around. I received some world-shattering news tonight about someone I care about, but I am strangely at peace. I know God is totally sovereign and in control of all situations. I am a child of a very powerful God who takes care of His own and I know I can trust Him with those I care about.

How easy we fall into the trap of blaming God, though. There are twinges of fear and anger around the corner that I have to fight in order to keep my focus where it should be. I searched for Scripture to help my spirit and found this passage which is one of my favorites:

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed with in me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence. O my God, my soul is in despair within me; Therefore I remember You from the land of the Jordan and the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar. Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; all Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life. --Psalm 42:5-8

Bad things happen to good people. Life sometimes sucks. We have hope, though, in Christ. We know that whatever happens it will be for our best and for His glory (Romans 8:28-29). Though the mountains should quake and the earth beneath us fall away, our God will stand firm and He will hold us in His strong, powerful, loving embrace. What more can I say except that I cannot be downcast. My hope isn't in anyone but God alone.

until Christ is formed in us...


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