It’s going to be all right

Lamentations 3:57

You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” NIV

This is such a beautiful, beautiful verse.  The intimacy of the relationship between the writer and God is striking.

Throughout this project, I’ve seen a pattern clearly mapped out.  If we will call out to God in our times of trouble, if we will take our worries to Him and trust that He will solve them, we won’t have to struggle with them any longer.

He may not — in fact, in my case, He probably will not — resolve the issue in the way that I think is best.  But, I am not God — for very good reasons.

Times of trouble in our lives can serve to draw us closer to Him.  He wants that … He wants us to turn to Him as the first resort, not the last … to cry out so that He can come near and comfort us.  The Message translates the last phrase of this verse, “It’s going to be all right.”

It is.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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Filed under Fear, Lamentations, Old Testament, Peace, Worry

3 responses to “It’s going to be all right

  1. wow lovely post… confirms what God is saying. these are some of the verses I was led to: Psalm 34:10The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing…19Many evils confront the [consistently] righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them ALL… 22The Lord redeems the lives of His servants, and none of those who take refuge and trust in Him shall be condemned or held guilty.

  2. alice

    Have been away from your postings for over a week. Getting caught up TODAY and this verse is a great one to start with….!

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