Tonight’s Bible reading was exactly the Word I needed to hear this night.
Is it okay to be a Christian and yet still be afraid? Is it okay to quake at what might be around the corner even though I know in my head the Lord will be there holding me? It’s getting my heart to grab onto that saving truth that comes under fire when challenging times hit.
Psalm 107 is my new favorite psalm. The refrain that is repeated several times is this:
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
Tonight I cry out to the LORD in my trouble, and he delivers me from my distress. I will write those words on my heart and repeat them as I get my chest squished in a diagnostic mammogram. The “diagnostic” part of that procedure means they take a few more close-up xrays, meaning longer time in the squeezer.
It doesn’t matter what they find tomorrow; God is still God. He made me and loves me and heals me, and I will do my best tonight to bury my anxieties in praise to my Father in heaven! Praise for the redeeming love of Jesus. Praise for my family and friends…
I will leave this post with one last thought from Psalm 107:
Whoever is wise, let him heed these things
and consider the great love of the LORD.