sunset from runcorn hill

Day 218 A stronghold in the day of trouble;

The sunset tonight was a rather orange and yellow. There were no flashes of colour or interesting displays, just the usual orange as it descended and then darkness. It seems to do this when there is not much for the sun to highlight. No clouds in the sky.

Life seems to be very similar. God doesn’t seem to be very evident to me on the days that things are going well and where there are no major conflicts. If there is nothing that concerns our hearts then why should God interact? But we should praise him always because He is there all the time.

Nahum 1:7-8

The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him.
But with an overflowing flood
He will make an utter end of its place,
And darkness will pursue His enemies.

The Lord is a stronghold in the day of trouble, but we should trust him totally. Sometimes I pray for things are there are no immediate results. I think it is logical that we should expect results but not on our timeframe, the story of Abraham not being able to wait for God to bless Sarah should teach us this. Wait and keep praying.

Sin is the enemy of the Lord, and the Lord seems to pursue it totally. He highlights the sin in my life and when I repent of it and offer it up to the Lord, the Lord then totally destroys this sin with a flood of love and the sin is placed in darkness never to be found.

Dear Lord, keep my faith strong and help us to build up faith for when the times are hard. Be our stronghold.


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