“The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”
Nahum 1:7 (NIV 1984)
When there’s no way to feel better in the moment, we have to place our feet on the only solid ground there is—God’s truth.
His truth won’t shift with feelings.
His truth won’t drown in a sea of tears.
His truth won’t leave you even when your gut honest cries don’t sound so Christian.
The Lord: Does Job 17:11 express the way you’re feeling? “My days have passed, my plans are shattered, and so are the desires of my heart.” (NIV 1984)
The Lord: Recall the beauty of trusting the only One who can see what is and what is to come. Nahum 1:7… “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.” (NIV 1984)
The Lord: Nothing I allow you to go through is pointless. Even in the midst of hurt I will work good for her: now and in the future. I still have a grand plan for her. Proverbs 19:20-21… “Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” (NIV 1984)
The Lord: You don’t have to have answers. You just need to trust. Isaiah 55:9b …“My ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (NIV 1984)
The Lord: I am the only one who knows the full scope of those desires. I’ll give her new desires and help her so those desires come to pass. Just encourage her to trust Me and make wise choices. Psalm 37:3-4 … “Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (NIV 1984)
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