Life is a long and complex journey that includes the tragic and the sublime, the good times and the bad times. Where can you turn when the bad times come? Who will keep your feet from stumbling when your eyes are filled with tears?
Even your closest friends and family can disappoint you-just as you can disapoint them. You can be confident that there is someone who will never let you down, someone who will be there for you in every season of your life, someone who will lift your burdens and provide light for your feet as you walk along the dark and lonely stretches of life's road. That someone is God. He has promised never to leave you nor forsake you. He will walk with you every step of the way.
Keep me safe, O God, for in you i take refuge PSalm 16:1 NIV
God, thank you for the comforting light of your presence and the comforting streangth of your arm that led me cafrefully through the dark places in my life. Amen.
What would life be like without spring's warmth after a long and cold winter, rest after an exhausting and difficult day, achievement after an intense and tiring struggle? Promises of the reward to come mark your life. In fact, life is a promise in the process of being kept.
You may wonder at times if your life is no longer a bright promise. You may lie awake in the night hours rehearsing your regrets that this me be so. But God is the great promise keeper. You can count on what he has promised. He is already aware of every poor choise, every lost oppertunity, and every wasted second. He knows, and your mistakes grieve him. He takes you as you are and restores hope to your life.
Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles. PSalm 119:50 NLT
God i will focus my eyes on your faithulness rather than on my own failures. I will look to you to help me fufill the promise of all that my life can be. Amen.
Each life is a journey-a uniquely personal passage through time. As you travel through difficult places,you need not give into hopelessness. God is able to bring you safely to your destination when you place your trust in him.
God is the Author of each journey. He knows the way through every dark and frightening valley. He knows the safest path along each high and treacherous mountain trail. God knows where the cool, refreshing waters flow and where you can find the provisions to meet each of your needs. He shares the weight of the burden you carry and causes you to lie down and rest in lush green medows. He gives you hope and courage as you walk with him, step by step, one day at a time.
You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. PSalm 16:11 NLT
God, as I face the challenges of my persnal journey through life, I am thankful for your presence that guids and protects me. Amen