What about the bad times?
Where is God when life sucks?
Please read Psalms 23:4
Vs. 4 “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
So there I was in the middle of a desert where people want to kill me, I just found out that one of my favorite uncles had died, my dog Hero who is like my son needed surgery, my mother needed new teeth- a full set, not a single student here cared to learn what I was here to teach; and God wanted me right here and right now?
Yes He did, I know that because I am here.
There will be dark valleys, there will be things that go boom and on a day from Hell you will lose friends and brothers. The physical man will hurt and that is ok as lessons are painful.
But here is a meditation that I pray will bring you the hope it has me. This can be done even while wiping tears from your eyes and being knocked flat on your back. In a place and at a time when you will probably not be disturbed (a bunker is great for this) take several deep breaths and with every out breath feel the stress go out. Begin to get a picture of you flat on your backside and Jesus coming up with a tall walking stick used to support a person while they walk. As you get this picture see Him come to you and offer His walking stick to you to help you get on your feet again. While you get this picture do this:
Breathe in and say:
“Lord this valley is dark”
Breathe out and say:
“Thank you for your comfort”
Practice this until you see Jesus get you on your feet and wrap His nail scarred hands around you in the most comforting hug you could ever experience!
Don’t Worry- Be Grace-Full!!