O Israel, trust the LORD! He is your helper and your shield.
O priests, descendants of Aaron, trust the LORD! He is your helper and your shield.
All you who fear the LORD, trust the LORD! He is your helper and your shield.
Psalm 115: 9-11
It was around midnight when the coughing really began to come on and it was becoming more constant than intermittent. My body automatically rose from bed and walked across the hallway to our boys’ room. Checking his oxygen level, I gave him more inhaler.
As I sat on the edge of his bed, my hand on his back, I prayed. I prayed the very familiar, desperate words of healing over his body.
It seems that we try every earthly remedy to help him but the cycle continues to repeat itself. I don’t know the solution, but I do know that we will never strop trying and we will not stop believing God for the healing to come.
On this Thankful Thursday I choose to worship because God is good, even when life doesn’t feel good. He is faithful and His love encompasses us even when we are too tired to feel it. He is our protection during the storm, our place of refuge.
He is our helper and our shield, and as hard as it can be, we must trust Him. Trust Him with the right now. Trust Him with the process. Trust Him with the outcome. Trust in His plan and His purpose and that He is working all together for good. These are the truths that we must choose to stand on, even when we are tired and worn.
Pause and Reflect: What are you praying for and believing God for?
Pay It Forward: Who around you needs prayer? Reach out this week with a card or hug of encouragement for that person.