This is another day in which the verse that stood out to me while reading was the one that would have come up in my routine. I love these “coincidences”. This month I am reading in my 40 year old Living Bible and the second half of this verse is paraphrased this way,
“And you can also be very sure that God will rescue the children of the godly.”Part of my routine each morning is to be thankful for all my blessings. That can take a long time because, really, I have a lot to be thankful for. I know it is after Thanksgiving Day. I can still be thankful. One of the things I am grateful for is my children.
I will confess that every day of their lives I was not tickled pink to have them in my home. Those years between 10 and 18 stand out in my mind as a continual question of “Why me, Lord?” But even then they were worth keeping. Sometimes all I had to do was compare them to what I worked with at school and I was good to go again. But the overall consensus is that God is rescuing them on a daily basis.
So? I pray that I will be godly enough in my weaknesses to have God iron out the rough spots as they come. I pray the same for you.