The other day I was feeling very discouraged about a situation in our home. I felt so far from the Lord; very alone in this problem. That night I was reading from the “Daily Light” devotional and this was that day’s Scripture:
The Lord will not cast off forever. Though He causes grief, yet He will show compassion. ** “Do not fear”, says the Lord, “for I am with will;….I will not make a complete end of you. I will rightly correct you.” ** “For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you. With a little wrath I hid My face from you for moment; but with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you”, says the Lord, your Redeemer. “For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not be removed”, says the Lord, who has mercy on you. “O you afflicted one, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, and lay your foundations with sapphires.”
Then a few days later I read: The joy of the Lord is your strength.**Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people, and will have mercy on His afflicted.**Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid: for Yah, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He also has become my salvation.**The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.**My soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.**Therefore I have reason to glory in Christ Jesus in the things which pertain to God.**We…..rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.**I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Yes, I was tossed with tempest and, not comforted until I read His Word. Thank you, Lord, for your Word and what an encouragement it is to my soul. May I never, ever grow tired of reading and studying it. It is the very words of life.