July 17, 2020
READ: Psalm 18:28–36, 46–49
A severe thunderstorm passed through our new town, leaving high humidity and dark skies in its wake. I took our dog, Callie, for an evening stroll. The mounting challenges of my family’s cross-country move grew heavier on my mind. Frustrated by the countless ways things had strayed so far from our high hopes and expectations, I slowed to let Callie sniff the grass. I listened to the creek that runs beside our house. Tiny lights flashed on and off while hovering over the patches of wildflowers climbing up the creek’s bank. Fireflies.
The Lord wrapped me in peace as I watched the blinking lights cutting through the darkness. I thought of the psalmist David singing, “You,
Whether we’re enduring the unpredictable storms in life or enjoying the stillness after the rains have passed, the peace of God’s constant presence lights our way through the darkness. Our living God will always be our strength, our refuge, our sustainer, and our deliverer.
— Xochitl Dixon
What verses help you trust God’s constant presence? How can relying on God’s sovereign goodness help you walk through storms with confident faith?
Father, please help me trust Your goodness and love even when I sometimes can’t see You in the dark circumstances in life.
Source: Our Daily Bread
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