This has been a difficult week as my church has fought off the attacks of the enemy. I've spent countless hours praying and crying for my dear friend, the associate pastor's wife, as she is on the front line of the battle. It's not my story, so I don't feel the freedom to share it, but it isn't a good story to tell.
I've mourned this week. I've wondered how to answer questions with anything but emptiness. What has stuck with me is that God is still in control.
Man is not trustworthy. But God is.
God has said,
"Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you."
6So we say with confidence,
"The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?"
I'm thankful that God is both a rock and a refuge. He is faithful and He is strong.
This weekend, I will be working with other ladies from church at our yearly women's retreat. I was unexpectedly asked to speak for a few sessions. I'm excited to see God move and to hear Him speak because I know that I haven't had the time to pour any of my flesh into this message.
Praise God that even when life gets topsy turvy, He's still in charge and He's still totally trustworthy.
Thanks Iris, for continually reminding us to offer up a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving.