In looking back over the course of my life, I realize…
God has a way of directing and shaping our lives.
Many times we fail to understand, and struggle
to learn the lessons He’s attempting to teach us.
Funny how trust works…
sometimes it seems, the more we grow and learn
to trust the LORD, the more our faith is tested.
Each of us faces our own set of trials
and difficult circumstances, as we journey
across mountains, hills, and valleys.
But, through it all, He is our One true and
constant source of hope and direction… our Compass.
And His Word is our Map.
Sometimes the storms we face seem so dark…
turbulence is all around us. Yet, God is there
with every step, and He is faithful.
He is our Shelter and our Guide… our faithful Shepherd.
And, when the roughest storms are past,
after sheltering us, even carrying us in His arms;
He gently sets our feet back on solid ground.
And we are a little stronger, a little more sure footed than before.
He has renewed us for yet another day,
another portion of our journey…
in which we will discover new lessons,
new opportunities, and new blessings.
His tender mercies and compassions are so sweet…
like manna from heaven. How thankful are our hearts for His provisions!
by Angela Hall Dobbins © 2009
Lamentations 3:22-24: “It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.” (KJV)