The Glory of God is Our Strength
The gray fog was thick on the river as the sun made its way over the horizon. It slid over the sleek surface bathing it in monochrome, and the sandbar took on its hue. My feet crunched through the white sand as my lab panted beside me on our morning walk. My soul was in distress, and I needed the fresh air. I needed room to grieve out loud and not feel trapped within the walls of our home. "Why God? Why am I still struggling so? You know I want to be better, but this journey has been so hard.”
The stillness of the river was my only response. I watched and prayed and wrestled with the Lord. The glory of the sun rose through the sky and cut through the fog around me and made my path clear.
I stood in awe of the sun rays streaming around me. My shadow cast behind me. Tears rolled down. I walked on.
Some days answers don’t come. To see His glory and know Him is enough.
Ultimately, we don’t long for a final healing here. Yes, we want all to be right and good and as it should have been before the Fall.
We, Christians, we cling to the hope of a glorious kingdom to come with a perfect and true King who will reign who will wipe every tear away from our eyes. This momentary pain will somehow be worth it.
Though we may not understand what the Lord Jesus is accomplishing in our struggle in the here and now, He is faithful and good.
Let us stand in awe of His glory and bathe in the radiance of His Word. Let us cast our shadows behind us. Let our tears flow when need may. Let’s walk on.
"For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known." 1 Corinthians 13:12