“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
In what seemed like the blink of an eye, my life was dramatically changed by a stroke that came when I was 44 years old, affecting me and the lives of everyone near me. In over three years since that time, I have not driven a car (I used to drive daily); I have not gone for a run (I used to run three or four miles on a whim); I have not gone for a bike ride alone (I used to be able to go for long rides in the evening); and I have not done complex legal work (my job used to have me working on more than 20 transactions at the same time).
One thing I certainly have done, however, is spend a great deal of time seeking the Lord and trying to understand the nature of suffering. This month’s devotions are insights God has brought to me, most of them lessons I am still struggling to learn. The Lord keeps bringing me back to my need to trust His Word (Psalm 33:4) and His plans (Romans 8:28).
Are you suffering? If so, I hope these devotions and verses on which they are based will give you strength and encouragement today.
“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through… the Scriptures we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)