Sunshine and Roses?

Is life always easy? Does it feel like since you became a follower of Christ that your path is covered in rose petals and the sun always shines?

The answer to these questions is, of course, “No.”

Life is not always easy. Times can be dark and our path is often laden with rocks and stones. Some days are just plain hard.

David knew that. In this psalm, he was in trouble. He had enemies who were after him. Yet, he knew, HE KNEW, that God hears our prayers. He hears our songs of joy in the good times and He hears our pleas during the tough times. David said, The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth. The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned. The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.” Psalm 34:15-22

God is with us no matter what and He is able to deal with our enemies, bring peace to our broken hearts, and save us when we are crushed.

Today is life hard? Run to Jesus. He hears you.

Things are hard today, Lord. I need You to bring peace to each area of my life. Help me to rest in You.

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