“…I long for the years gone by when God took care of me, when he lit up the way before me and I walked safely through the darkness. When I was in my prime, God’s friendship was felt in my home. The Almighty was still with me, and my children were around me. My steps were awash in cream, and the rocks gushed olive oil for me.”
Job 29:2-6 (NLT)
Does it ever feel like something’s missing? Maybe things just aren’t working out the way we know that they should. Or the way they once did. Could it be, that the thing we’re missing is God? In the midst of Job’s issues, he recognized what was missing: God’s presence. What are we longing for? The “stuff” or the One that gives the stuff?
There is nothing like God’s friendship being felt. When we know that God is with us, we begin to live with an unshakeable confidence. We live with great security. Even in the midst of darkness we’re able to walk safely with Him. When God is with us, our lives are made whole. May we all feel God’s friendship in our lives, homes and church. Prayer points:
Choose to make the Lord your refuge and dwelling place
Set your love upon the Lord and let Him take care of you