“You have made Your people experience hardship; You have given us wine to drink that makes us stagger. You have given a banner to those who fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth.” (Psalm 60:3-4)
The Lord has a purpose in everything. We think that we should be exempt from that which comes for all people, but the Lord uses the cauldron of this world to build the character of Christ in those who fear Him. Rejoice in what the Lord is doing even in the midst of hardship. The truth will one day become clear and all will see that the Lord is God and His ways are eternally good.
Lord, grant wisdom that I may see more clearly Your hand in all things. Through You and the ways You have established, guide me in the paths of righteousness knowing that You are working all things together for good for those who love You. Lead me, O Lord, that I may walk in Your ways and follow You through all this world brings. May I be found in You always.
Lord Jesus, You know hardship, turmoil and trouble. Lead me, O Lord, now and always in the way of truth. Help me see with clear eyes the way You would have me go this day. Guide me into the truth You have revealed and help me hold fast, rejoicing in all circumstances. You are the Savior and You alone must lead all of us who believe in You through the troubles of this world. Lead me, O Lord. Amen.