The last few days have been very difficult and yet I sense the presence of the Lord in wonderful ways. At times I've been so unmotivated due to the infection and the accompanying weakness. I've felt like giving up and yet there's been an inner strength that could only come a loving Father.
I've gone for several walks down in the Back 40 the last few days and I've not been alone. The Good Shepherd has come alongside me in intimate ways and has refreshed me in the midst of the storm. What a precious Friend!
The impending sale of our home often brings me to the edge of despair and yet the Holy Spirit speaks words of comfort to my troubled soul. He truly is the Great Comforter.
What do people do who don't know Jesus? I can't even imagine the hopelessness of life without the Lord. What an incomparable Savior we serve!
As I fall into bed here at work I leave you with these words: "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. 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. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." - Isaiah 43:1-3(a) (NIV)
Rest well, beloved! The Lord neither slumbers nor sleeps. He's carefully watching over YOU!