Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:13

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


There is some editing and removing some things that I have been intending to do for some time.  For now I'm mostly putting any post that I want to edit on draft status and they'll come back as I make some slight changes. The bad thing about writing a blog when as sick as I've been is that sometimes things may not come out gently.

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1 comment:

Michal Ann said...

I'm feeling kind of down today. School is coming to a close and I feel lacking in energy to make the final push and even more unmotivated to create a business or employment plan for the future. Sigh. I need to "pull myself up by the bootstraps"...even strap on my walking shoes and get moving...rather than sink into the familiar doldrums.

I hope that one of today's devotionals is encouraging. I copied the text but if you want to sign up for them and/or see the beautiful daily photograph, here's the link:


Psalm 31:7 WEB

I will be glad and rejoice in Your loving kindness,
for You have seen my affliction.
You have known my soul in adversities.

Promise #74: I see all your hardships and I care about your suffering.

The English Standard Version of the Psalm 31:7 says this... I will rejoice and be glad in Your steadfast love, because You have seen my affliction; You have known the distress of my soul (ESV)

King David, who wrote this psalm, knew a lot about hardship and affliction. He experienced much loss, betrayal, grief and violence in his tumultuous life.

The one thing I have always appreciated about David was his transparency when writing the Psalms. He never tried to cover up his true feelings. He was honest in his communication with God. In today's Bible verse found in Psalm 31:7, we read how David was keenly aware of the steadfast love that God had for him. He was also aware that God understood his suffering and deeply cared for him in the midst of his distress.

No matter what pain you are going through in your life today, God understands. He knows us more than we know ourselves. When He sees our struggles and our suffering, His heart is filled with compassion for us. As David also wrote in Psalm 103:13-14, God has compassion on us just like a good father has compassion on his children. May you and I be overwhelmed with His steadfast love today in the midst of our suffering.