The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.
LORD Jesus, we praise You for another week that You have kept us in Your Love. Great is Your Faithfulness and wonderful is Your Mercy. Thank You, LORD, for loving us, for going to Calvary so that we may live, and for caring for us no matter what storm we are facing in our lives. Help us, O LORD, to cling to You and to draw near to You, so that we can face the day in the knowledge that You will never leave us nor forsake us. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.
This morning I’m taking a view moments to look back to my post from last Saturday: Lessons From the Garden — Leave it in God’s Hands Last week I posted about my worry over the greenhouse in the garden. Back then I certainly did not expect that I would have to face a much greater sorrow in my life just a few hours later.
“All I could do was to trust the LORD and leave everything in His hands.”
Abuse, financial problems, sickness, miscarriage, death — those are the things others are going through. These hardships strike in other people’s lives. We are not affected by such troublesome times, are we?
It’s easy for me to pass on advice on how to keep your eyes on the LORD while I’m not going through what you are facing these days. Jesus on board or not, when hardship strikes in my own life then my boat gets rocked quite a bit. And then things start to look very different.
First I was in denial, saying, “This can’t be real. This is not happening, is it?” If it wouldn’t have been for the current lockdown, my next step would have been: Okay, let’s work it out. That next phase never came, though.
Instead, I felt so very helpless and weak — I had to give it all into God’s Hands. I just had to! There was absolutely nothing I could have done besides clinging to my LORD and Savior. But you know what? I felt more free than ever — to praise Him, to talk to Him, and to trust Him in all that lies ahead of me.
It was like before a major surgery: Watching the anesthetist to administer the anesthetic, putting myself in the care of the medical team, and trusting that I will wake up again. There was nothing I could have done but to give myself in the everlasting Arms of Jesus. He is, was, and forever will be in control. Hallelujah!
Trust the LORD! Praise Christ Jesus! Talk to God in prayer!