One of today’s devotionals reminded me of ways in which we respond to heartaches and trials. Though some may choose to weep in silence, others may groan as the agonies of the soul weigh heavily upon their hearts. Each has a different way of handling pressure, and we express ourselves, accordingly.
These powerful words stood out: “It is said that springs of sweet, fresh water pool up amid the saltiness of the oceans, that the fairest Alpine flowers bloom in the wildest and most rugged passes, and that the most magnificent psalms arose from the most profound agonies of the soul. May it continue to be! Therefore, amid a multitude of trials, souls who love God will discover reasons for boundless leaping joy. Even though ‘deep calls to deep’ (Psalm 42.7), the clear cadence of the Lord’s song will be heard.”
I do believe that during the most difficult hours that could ever enter a human life, it will be possible to bless the Lord at all times. God’s Spirit continues to share the Lenten journey ahead as we remember the path that Jesus walked, for us, all the way to Calvary and beyond…
As the deer pants for
streams of water, so my
soul pants for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for
the living God. Psalm 42:1-2a
– Dr. Linda I. McDaniel
Published on Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 4:01 PM EDT