I’ve heard of people, that in face of great danger, sacrifice, turmoil or opposition, they praise the Lord instead of complain. Many find it inspiring that someone would have such great faith to actually praise the Lord in terrible circumstances.
I’m beginning to believe, though, that they praise him not because of great faith but because of their need for great faith.
These last days have been hard. New things have arisen. Jacob is safe. Everyone is safe. No one’s going anywhere. We are more certain as ever before that things are happening as they should. But things have happened–things which I cannot talk about it and I’m sorry to be vague. But I need you to know even though this is exactly right and you’ll see smiles in the pictures, there is more going on. Isn’t there always?
When I have been at my lowest, I have been singing praise because I need to believe. I need more faith that He is good, that He’s working everything out for our good and that He can be trusted. I praise Him because if I do not, I am lost in despair, in grief, in anxiety, and in anger.
My heart is longing more than ever for God to rescue us forevermore from this sin that entangles us. We are all slaves to these feeble bodies. And the consequences are sometimes more than I can handle. I do not want to beg for his coming so others have time to know him, but today I do.
Today I praise and today I beg.
Pray for us?