Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
(Psalm 139:16 ESV)
What a comfort it is that God knows every one of our days so intimately and rules over them so thoroughly that he wrote them down!
Greg Lucas, in his book Wrestling with an Angel, points out that he’s getting weaker just as his son with disabilities, and associated really difficult behaviors, is getting much stronger. What’s a man to do in that circumstance? You’ll need to read his book to find his answer, which is a very good one.
Greg’s observation that things with his son are getting more difficult, not less, was one that resonated with me as well. And God knows those days! There is hope in future grace!
Then on Friday I was introduced to a new song, for me, called Every Day by Joel Sczebel and Todd Twining. Here’s the chorus:
Thank You for the trials
For the fire, for the pain
Thank You for the strength
Knowing You have ordained
Because God is who he is, we can be thankful even for those days of deepest sorrow. God is amazing.
Here’s the entire song. I hope you find comfort in it as I did: