Another friend who's husband is facing cancer square in the face.
Another who needs a job and NOW.
I was reading about the 9 year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, and no matter how you feel about it politically -the phrase 'war is hell' is so true.
Everywhere I turn it seems like someone is going through something and it's major.
Even in my own extended family that trouble that seems on the horizon is unmistakeable, at least in my human eyes.
I was thinking/praying about these situations as I was driving the Princess to preschool and coming home today.
We are in the midst of some rainy days and grey skies in here in Kansas.
And those grey skies seemed so appropriate as I was reflecting on the trouble all around.
But, as I was driving I was noticing the spring trees all in bloom and the tulips popping up.
Their bright colors a stark contrast to the grey skies.
And it occurred to me how much like the Lord that is picture is. . .
The grey skies of humanity are the backdrop to His glory.
So, that's what I began to pray. . .
"Show me your glory, Lord. In the middle of all the hurt and confusion and 'grey' of this world' show me your glory."
I know so many who are going through such deep trouble and pain right now, but don't be afraid to pray that too. He will show you.
In Zephaniah 3:17 it says: The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.”