I am going through a tough time right now. There are a lot of things I do not understand. But what I do know is that staying in God’s Word and praying and listening to Him is giving me His peace that passes understanding. I just shared from my journal post from November of 2011 the other day and it was about just that: the peace of God that passes understanding as spoken of in Philippians. I will say that whether or not me going back and posting these old journal entries and verses from my Scripture readings that spoke to my heart are helping anyone else, they are helping me. I thank God for ministering to me through His Word and His Spirit. I thank God for encouraging me to go back and post my old journal entries. Like I said, I hope it encourages others somewhere in the world, because it is definitely helping me. The Lord knew I would face these discouraging times and that like David, the psalmist, I should encourage myself in the Lord. I should remember all the good He has done, how faithful He has been, and I find great comfort in Him.
If you are going through difficult times, I encourage you to run to the Lord. Sit down with your Bible and hear His voice speak to you through His Word. His promises are “Yes” and “Amen” in Jesus Christ, our Lord (2 Cor. 1:20). You can trust Him and believe Him. I will yet praise Him forevermore. Even when it looks so bleak, I know what He has done in the past and He will complete the good work He began!!!