Tragedy can serve as a reality check about what is important and miraculously draw us to live in true reality. Nothing is more real than God! I remember the day I was diagnosed with melanoma. I thought, wow–death could come much sooner than I thought! It redefined what was important. It gave clarity to reality. It didn’t make me afraid of dying–God renewed my purpose for living. Knowing God allows us to put trouble in perspective.

For about seven years now, I’ve been getting to know God. Spending time with Him every morning is the best decision I make each day. He is my most reliable companion. I know I am unconditionally loved. His presence is my strength. God has given me a song when before there was only silence. I know my Father. He never fails to comfort me when I’m in pain, He meets my needs, He always answers my cry for help. The Bible says, “If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. When I thought, ‘My foot slips,’ your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. The Lord has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge.” (Psalms‬ ‭94:17-19, 22‬) I have no trouble that is ever bigger than God.

When trouble comes–I am like the young child of a mighty king. The only place I want to run is into his arms! Like a small child, I also don’t fully comprehend the power of the throne, but I don’t need understand His power–to know that I am loved. He has loved me like no one else. There is no one I trust above Him. This is perhaps, the greatest miracle He has worked in me though my personal tragedy! He has given me His unshakeable peace so I may glorify Him in all that I do.

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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