Daily Worship

Great is Thy Faithfulness

October 19, 2017 3
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Image credit: James Cathcart

Psalm 23: 4

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
    I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff—
    they comfort me.

The goodness of God is manifold. With ease we rejoice in his goodness.  With joy we acclaim his goodness, in peaceful places, the places of rest and restoration, places where we are nurtured and nourished.  

And then the movement, from the still quiet place where our needs are met, where we feel cosy and cared for, we move. . .  we move to the valley of the shadow of death.  

And the psalmist says ‘even though’.  ‘Even though’, easy words in the good times, in the peaceful places, where we are rested and restored, nurtured and nourished.

But the dark places, the shadowy places . . .  Dare we dwell in the shadows? Dare we trust that God is present, unseen and silent? 

 

Crouched in the dark corner of life, 

Waiting for the light.

Remembering the confident cadence of hymns in the night

Waiting for Your voice

Mind muddled – heart sore

Waiting for that anointing with oil – the healing balm of Your love and mercy.

Lord have mercy. Amen.