Have I ever failed to give you strength for the journey?
Your life on earth has not always been an easy one,
yet you are now enjoying some of the benefits of a life
lived close to me.
You have learned much as you sit at My feet
drinking in My words of love, encouragement and guidance.
You have been willing to obey me in little things as well as difficult ones.
You gain strength when you wait on Me in the early morning hours.
I love you dearly.
I will help you every day in every way.
In most people’s lives, there are usually some dark periods when it is unknown which direction to take, or life’s heartaches take their toll. Some people struggle with their relationships, some may be clinically depressed, others worry about their children or grandchildren, and some deal with incapacitating illnesses.
We may feel God is distant during these times. We may even feel an overwhelming sense of being alone or abandoned. However, at my age, I now understand that God is always there. I can look back and see where the Lord brought me through difficult times. The words of the Psalmist echo within my heart, ‘I have never seen the righteous forsaken.’ God will give us the help we need. It may come to us through a prayer group, during church service, in a meeting with a counselor, or the kind words of a friend.
Psalms 91:2 “This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.” I enjoy the 11th verse as well, “For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.”