When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. —Psalm 94:18
Five months after giving birth, the Lord allowed me to go through a difficult time battling postpartum depression. I remember days when I couldn’t see light at the end of the tunnel; I thought I would feel hopeless for the rest of my life.
Reading Jesus’ story about the storm in Mark 4:35–39 was a great comfort. I could understand that He was reigning over this storm in my life and wouldn’t allow it to destroy me. In His time and His way, He would give the order for it to cease.
As a result of that struggle, I found that God’s Word is always true even if my feelings and fears say otherwise. Relying on my perception of reality was foolish. I could only go to Jesus to find life.
I don’t know what you’re going through today. But if you’re a child of the King, you can trust He controls every detail—and that He wants to give you something more valuable through this affliction than all you’re losing because of it.
Make it Personal
What are your fears telling you right now? Find some promises of Scripture that counteract your fears, and rejoice in the Truth of God’s Word.