My husband and I are going through difficult trials right now, and
we have been for some time. Someone asked me how I was doing. Of course
I say “fine;” but what I really wanted to say was this:
I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold
I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me
I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched
My eyes fail while I wait for my God
Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head
Those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies
What I did not steal, I then have to restore.
While my eyes may fail me, the Lord will not:
Be strong and courageous
do not be afraid or tremble at them
for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you
He will not fail you or forsake you.
I've recently been through a devasting time. I would like to bear your burden. You blessed me so yesterday. Please contact me Christine. Edited by JillNovak on Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 7:06 AM
I always go to the book of Psalms when I am in need of comfort. One of my favorite verses is Psalm 61:1-2 "Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I"
When we go through times of extreme duress, I try to remember that the refining fire probably isn't pleasant for the gold but it certainly burns off the dross.
Aren't the Scriptures such solace?
My dear sisters, thank you for your prayers. Love Christine