Some of you may be busy cleaning and preparing food for friends and family.
Some of you are processing grief over the loss of loved ones or other losses.
Some of you may be excited about new adventures.
Some of you may be wondering how to navigate the new political landscape and how God will work in it. God isn’t panicked so we shouldn’t be. (I remind myself.)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.Psalm 46:1 NRSV
Some of you (like me) may be a blend of the above and still processing.
Wherever you are on the emotional and physical landscape, may you be with God, who loves you deeply and longs to fill your soul with his indescribable love.
I pray these words from Jesus Calling minister to you:
“Thankfulness is not some sort of magic formula; it is the language of Love, which enables you to communicate intimately with Me [Jesus]. A thankful mind-set does not entail a denial of reality with its plethora of problems. Instead, it rejoices in Me, your Savior, in the midst of trials and tribulations. I am your refuge and strength, an ever-present and well-proved help in trouble.” —Sarah Young (November 22 reading)
We can be honest with God about our struggles while also acknowledging with gratitude his love and presence.
May you know the joy of experiencing God as your refuge and strength.