It’s been a wonderful weekend in the Courtney house. I hope your weekend was wonderful as well.
But, as they say, all good things must come to an end. Including the weekends.
However, that old phrase doesn’t really reflect the truth of the matter for those who place their trust in Christ. While Jesus we can have mountaintop experiences that cause all others to pale in comparison.
No mountaintop experience will last forever. But the presence of the Lord never ends. He is always with us.
He may not take away every pain, but He let’s no bad situation continue in vain. It is when we are tested – in pain, in hardship, in sorrow, in guilt – that the Lord instructs us, strengthens us, guides us out of the darkest valleys and into great fields of light and joy and peace. Peace not determined by circumstances (which are fleeting and every changing), but by faith in our Father through Jesus Christ His Son (God, Who never changes but is always steadfast and faithful).
Whatever you’re going through, you’ll be fine. However stormy your life is, the clouds will break. No matter how dark things may seem, we have a Light to guide us.
Do not worry. Do not doubt. Do not stare at your trials. Seek the Lord our Father, the Giver of all good gifts. He will either pull you out of the storm, or He’ll see you through it.
And that’s one old saying you can cling on to tight.