This morning, I was encouraged by these words from Psalm 34:
I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
The young lions suffer want and hunger,
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Because of Jesus Christ, the Lord sees me as righteous and therefore promises to deliver me out of all of my troubles. Not some, ALL. And because I have Him, I have no lack. I may feel like there is a great big gaping hole in my life where children should be, but in truth I lack no good thing. I can be content now, and I can look forward to the day when I will be delivered from troubles.
(If only writing that and wholeheartedly believing that were the same thing…)