The Highs & Lows of Life
Over the last several weeks we have experienced some highs and lows. I’ve written about the huge trial our family has been going through.
Paul in Romans 12:15 encourages us to, “rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” It has felt like we’ve done more than our share of weeping recently.
In Ecclesiastes Solomon writes about different times and different seasons of life. “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance” (Ecclesiastes 3:4).
Almost immediately upon starting 2014 we found ourselves in a pit. It was easy to weep and difficult to laugh. We lived in fear. There were days of despair. We felt many of the negative emotions that most experience when they are going through a dark time in life.
The good news is that now we are starting to smile and rejoice in the Lord’s deliverance.
The Lord Lifts Us Up
We found ourselves in a valley, fighting for hope. Those days caused us to identify with the time for weeping that Solomon speaks of. Yet despite the sorrow we felt, the Lord sustained us. He gave us strength through the trials we endured. He used the prayers and love of faithful friends to keep us upright.
Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice
Over the last week things have been getting much better. God has brought healing to our family! He’s grown us and drawn us close to him.
Now we are rejoicing!
We give thanks for your loving support. Where would we be without our friends? Where would we be without our God?
Continue to pray for the Lord’s comfort and his healing work.
In His Grip, Dave