The Dust

Have you ever felt like you have absolutely hit bottom? Your face is in the sand and you’re not sure you can even claw your way up. I have felt that way and I will have to admit that the events of the recent months with shut downs, quarantines, fear of the unknown, have all contributed to times when I could agree with the psalmist in today’s verse.

“I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.” Psalm 119:25

Ah, yes, laid low in the dust. Sometimes it is so low that we almost feel like we’re in a dark tunnel. But the verse continues with a very big prayer. He gives the solution as he is asking, “...preserve my life according to your word.”

There it is. Our lives are preserved because of God’s Word, no matter what we are looking at. Whether it’s the beauty of the heavens or the dust on the ground, we center on His Word and that’s how we can make it through!

One of my heroes is a woman named Corrie Ten Boom. She suffered greatly at the hands of the Nazis but miraculously survived the Holocaust. She said this:

“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” 

God is the engineer. He knows exactly where He’s going and where He’s taking me.

Lord, help me to trust You, even when the days are dark. Sometimes it feels too dark to see but I can trust that You see every step for me.

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