I cannot believe that June is here. Many people commented that 2020 and 2021 were like a blur, all mixed together because of Covid and all of the new “normals”. Personally, 2022 has felt even more difficult, filled with challenges and trials that have kept us crying out to the Lord for His grace and mercy. Yes, we have known the amazing strength and blessing of the Lord when all around would seem to show evidence of the strength of the enemy of our souls.

Psalm 35:10 says: All my bones will say, ”Lord, Who is like You? Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, and the afflicted and needy from him who robs him?”

We proclaim loudly that our Hope is in the Lord Who saves us. Elisabeth Eliot once said that our God never wastes anything. I’ve seen Him recycle more than just me, in this crazy world that we live in. He can take the most desperate situation and turn it around for His glory. Our quarreling neighbours, our struggling children, our tight bank accounts, and our own infirmity and pain. God is good and He has a plan far greater than our feeble minds could dream up or imagine.

Remember 1 Corinthians 2:9? ”Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

I have to believe that God is fighting my battles for me, when I come, believing and submissive, to His throne of Grace. It seems like the battle lines are being drawn in the sand of this world, and we had better be sure that we are in the Lord’s Army. Trusting in Christ alone for our eternal Salvation.

Honestly, I don’t mind being maimed, scarred or broken if I can know that IN THE END, my Saviour is the Victor and will win the Final War.

I have had a broken pelvis since January and it is not healing because of severe osteoporosis. We lost a dear friend to Covid and another to suicide. My incredible mother went to heaven, and we had Covid. Other things too painful to mention here have occurred. I know that we were never promised an easy life. One of our daughters reminded us that ”we cling to the Lord when we are suffering. And isn’t that the best place to be?” Yes Lord, I want to live in Your Presence. Yes, Lord, I want to follow hard after You.

Psalm 63:8 – Lord, my soul follows hard after You; Your right Hand upholds me.

May the Lord shower His grace upon you this day, no matter what hardship you are facing. God sees you. You are not alone.

In Essex, England. Enjoying God’s beautiful creation!

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