But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.”
Trying to teach scripture verses to little ones who can’t read yet is difficult. I break the verse up into parts and get them to repeat each part after me several times. In doing this, I usually learn the verse myself, but I am not meditating on what the verse means. I read Psalm 31:14-15 (NRSV) in my devotional last night and didn’t recognize the verses at all, but I liked what they said. I decided to look them up in the NIV because I’m not familiar with the NRSV. I just smiled to myself when I realized the first verse was the same as the one I had been teaching my girls all weekend.
We had an assembly at school today for students, parents, and teachers to worship, pray, and grieve together as we celebrated the life of our precious sister who is now with Christ. As I got in my car to go to the assembly, the first song that came on the radio was Eye of the Storm, and it brought tears to my eyes and also a smile to my face. There are some lines towards the end of this song that I didn’t include in my quote yesterday, but I heard them loud and clear today. It says when “there’s nothing I can do, my only hope is to trust You. I trust You, Lord.” God is my Lord and Savior, my help in times of need, my anchor in the storm, my comforter, my protector, my hope, and so much more. I trust Him with everything. Even though we are sad and don’t understand why our loved one died so young, we know He is still in control.
The mother of these precious girls trusts God and has been clinging to Him through all of this and posting on social media for everyone to turn to Christ if they don’t know him already. She requested that her pastor implore any unbelievers in his congregation to accept Jesus as their lord and personal savior. She has asked anyone reading her posts to message her if they don’t know Christ. At the assembly, we were told that over 50 people have already accepted Christ in the last two days! What a tribute to this young girl that so many have been saved through her death!
Almost 18 years ago, my first husband died unexpectedly at age 26 from heart failure. The pain and grief were hard to bear as a young widow, but after many months, I was able to find joy in the fact that his parents, sister, and her husband had found a church home and become Christians because of his death. The Bible says God works all things together for the good of those who love Him. It may not be what we want or how we would have planned things, but God can redeem each death and use it for His glory as we trust Him and proclaim Him as our God.
I pray that each person reading this has a personal relationship with God. If you have questions or would like to pray to receive Christ, please let me know or talk to a trusted Christian friend or family member. I don’t have all the answers nor am I perfect, but I know the One who is, and I would love to introduce you to the God I know.