[box] “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.” Jonah 2:2[/box]
Your troubles are safe in My ears. I don’t always answer the way you expect, but I answer. When people hurt you, don’t carry the burden of judge and jury. That’s my job. I’m the only who sees the heart. Pray for your enemies, leave room for my discipline, and allow my grace to flow through you. Freely you have received; freely give.
When you’re upset because you stepped out my protective covering, repent and call me close. I’lll set your feet on solid ground and astound you with truth. Even in the midst of sin’s consequences and my loving discipline, I work all things together for your good and my glory. Stick close with me and you’ll see: Mercy triumphs over judgement. So let my peace rule your heart.
How has God been there for you when you’ve been distressed? I’ll do a drawing from the comments below, and one blessed commenter will receive a free copy of A Friend in the Storm. : )