The Christian life at times can be very difficult and hard to understand, but as a child of God we can rest in the fact God is sovereign, He is omnipresent, He knows and understands our situation. By His grace we can trust in Him knowing He knows us and loves us more than we will ever realize. The Scriptures are full of encouragement for us, whether we are going thru a lonely, dark trying time like Job, or your faith is being tested like Daniel, or persecuted like Stephen, or you have been wrongly accused and punished like Joseph, or you are being disciplined by the Father who chastens and rebukes His own just like a caring father does his own, or maybe you are out of fellowship and the Lord is trying to restore you like He did with Peter, or you have a physical ailment like the blind man in the ninth chapter of John where the disciples asked who sinned him or his parents but it was so that the works of God should be manifest in him (Jn. 9:3), or like Lazarus in the eleventh chapter of John was sick and died, but it was for the glory of God.  God is always faithful, the ending is always for His glory, and for us to be strengthened and be conformed to the image of His Son (Rom. 8:29). Jesus Christ, our wonderful Savior, our merciful and faithful high priest knows us, our circumstances, our struggles, He understands, and is able to help us in these times. Whatever our situation is, we need not fear, but trust in Him, as it says in Ps. 62:8 “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah” Praise God for being His child, in His hands, and in His faithful loving care.   

God Moves in a Mysterious Way by William Cowper

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.

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The way God moves