The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.Ecclesiastes 12:13
The longest year of our lives will end in 13 days. But has it been? The Longest year? It hasn’t been for me or my family. I’m so thankful. Coronavirus is beginning to makes its way through the people I know and love, but, so far, we haven’t lost anyone.
I keep thinking about “dodging bullets”. The longest years of my life occurred in the 80s. This was due to deaths in my family, a marriage turned abusive, turning my back on God. I haven’t had a longest year in 40 years!
Fifteen years into this wonderful relationship with the Lord, he’s taken me through some dark valleys, but he’s never left my side, not once. Oh what hope I have in him. I believe if I were still on my own like I was just 15 short years ago, I would still be having longest years ever.
Friends, I don’t know how your year has been. I pray for all those who’ve lost people to this virus. I pray that you know the Lord, that he is by your side leading you through the valley of the shadow of death. I pray that he is carrying you and comforting you. I pray that his light is shining on you and giving you peace even in the midst of tragedy. I really believe he is the only one who can make the longest year ever bearable.
May we, by the grace of God, conclude this year in hope.
Have a hopeful Five Minute Friday!