Psalm 73:21-24, “When my heart was embittered, and I was pierced within, then I was senseless and ignorant; I was like a beast before You. Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand. With Your counsel You will guide me, and afterward receive me to glory.”
Pain – psychological, physical, relational, even financial – knows no season and all of us share its struggle. Injustice abounds, and we may feel shredded, and the temptation to grow bitter germinates and flourishes within our hearts and minds. Rage may ensue, and we teeter close to becoming what and who we despise or fear.
Like the Psalmist, in the midst of life’s storms stop to recognize the constant presence and power of God. The Almighty One comforts and counsels at the point of our deepest need, and we can stop the destructive ‘tornado’ thoughts before their devastation lays claim. God guides with perfect wisdom, discernment and understanding, not only in the present, but for eternity. The source of pain may remain but emotions and thoughts clear as we focus on the One with all clarity and truth.
When the floods of life threaten to overwhelm, seek the Highest Power, seek the Lord God Almighty, Who Was, Who Is and Who Is To Come. Walk in peace, walk in joy.
Following God’s Lead, PJ
PJ Gover copyright 2013