This is the day the Lord had made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!
Indeed, this is the day the Lord has made and oh what a beautiful day it has been. One full of family time and healing. I know each day of our journey will be different – some days will be harder than others. We will have days when we weep with grief, and then we will have days like today where we enjoyed God’s beauty and just being a family. I know there will be ups and downs, and that is ok. Because I know God is using each of those ups and downs to teach us. Grow us. Make us better able to relate to others that have been (or will be) on this path.
I know if we choose to walk closely with Him, He will be our shield – and the lifter of our heads. What an amazing promise that is! I don’t have to have the answers. I don’t have to be ok all the time. I will draw my strength from the Lord and have more good than bad. But when I struggle, He will shield me. He will uphold me. Even on the hard days, I have no reason to fear.
3 But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.
10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
27 The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you.
I don’t know where you are today or what you are facing but if your salvation is in Jesus, then you have access to these same truths. This is your God. You have no need to fear, no matter the circumstance before you. Stand tall my friend in His grace and mercy. And while you are standing firm, don’t forget to readily extend grace and mercy to everyone around you, whether they deserve it or not. We certainly didn’t earn our place, it was our precious gift from God the Father through Jesus His son. If we want to draw others to our precious Savior, then we need to be the kind of people they want to be around!