Closer Every Day

The walk through life, for those whose Savior and Lord is Jesus, is short for some and long for others. However, when we reach our destination, it will seem to have been brief. But that perspective is far less obvious during our “walk.” How do we handle all the trials of the way? Many of these trials will be intense. First and foremost, we are not alone. Second, we have the greatest “Guidebook” in the whole world, the Bible. Next, we have instant communication with the Throne, prayer. Finally, we have the assurance that nothing can touch our lives unless He causes or permits it. If He does that, He has good reason and we can trust His judgment and His purpose. No matter how difficult or how wrong it seems, He will ultimately bring good out of it. So, what do we do? We move on, trusting Him and drawing on His strength, and continue the ascent toward Home. Like Paul we say, “….one thing (I do), forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (From Philippians 3:13-14). With our eyes on the goal and Him with us every step of the way, we will reach Home and a wonderful end to trouble and trials and a perfect eternity! It will be worth it all! Ida L. Reed’s hymn, “Every Grief Shall Pass Away,” reminds us: “What if here thy path is shadowed, and the heavy clouds sweep low, God’s almighty arms uphold thee and He will not let thee go. All the way He knows, thy Father, all its peril, all its pain, look to Him, He will not fail thee, and thou canst not trust in vain. Yield thy soul to His dear keeping, lay thy hand within His own, tho’ life’s tempests gather o’er thee,  He will leave thee not alone. Trust Him, trust Him, through the shadow press the closer to His side; trust Him, trust Him, He will guide thee, and no evil will betide.” Selah! Remember that the longest life lived here is but a “blip” on the horizon of eternity. Trust Him; He’ll guide you Home!  Ron

Questions? E-Mail me at knowingtheway1@gmail.com

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