“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12Psalm 119:66-71
Ravi Zacharias shares a story about being strengthened by God’s Word during suffering. In 1971 when he ministered in Vietnam, his interpreter was a young Christian named Hien. After the war, Hien was imprisoned and was pressed by his captors to renounce his faith. As he was about to give up, he was assigned the duty of cleaning prison latrines where he found a page of the Bible that someone had used as toilet paper. After cleaning it, he read Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.” God provided the most relevant passage imaginable for this struggling Christian! After this, Hien requested latrine duty so he could find Bible pages, clean them, and then study them.
Since my stroke, even while writing these devotions, many times and in many different ways, God has provided relevant verses from His Word to me and my family to teach and encourage us in our faith. As we suffer, we can pray that God will direct us to His precious Word which gives us knowledge and comfort.
Would you go to extremes to keep the Word of God in your life? It’s the lamp for your feet and the light to your path.