I just want to take this time and give my Beloved LORD GOD glory, honor and praise. HE has been so faithful, and a very present help throughout my life. Many times and in many ways I have faced very difficult circumstances, sometimes so severe that the words from Psalm 94:17-19, echoed from my heart:
If GOD hadn’t been there for me,
I never would have made it.
The minute I said, “I’m slipping, I’m falling,”
YOUR love, GOD, took hold and held me fast.
When I was upset and beside myself,
YOU calmed me down and cheered me up.
(THE MESSAGE translation)
Because of HIS consistent love, faithfulness and help, I realized in the midst of my latest trial HE truly has brought me to a place where regardless of the outcome, I trust HIM.
I know that HE loves me, and all things are working together for good. And my present circumstances nor the eventual outcome will change my love, trust and confidence in HIM. HE indeed is a good, good FATHER.
The severe pain I am currently suffering from shingles does not stop my soul from greatly rejoicing in my Beloved LORD GOD. These past few weeks have given me understanding of the prophet Habakkuk’s words in Habakkuk 3:17-19:
Though the fig tree should not blossom
And there be no fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive should fail
And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold
And there be no cattle in the stalls,
Yet I will exult in The LORD,
I will rejoice in The GOD of my salvation.
The LORD GOD is my strength,
And HE has made my feet like hinds’ feet,
And makes me walk on my high places.
For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.