Tuesday, May 19, 2009

James 1:2-3
2Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
3knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

I think this will become the theme verse for Britt and I during this first year of marriage. Don’t get me wrong, I knew it would be hard. God is already allowing trials to come our way but I am confident that if we seek God and walk through this with Him it will only bring Britt and I closer together. I am so glad that I will be able to walk through trials with him too as his wife, one with him. God is faithful and I am confident He will work it together for His good.

Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

God gave me a chapter for this time that we are walking through. It is Psalm 86…

1Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me; For I am afflicted and needy.
2Preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You. 3Be gracious to me, O Lord, For to You I cry all day long.
4Make glad the soul of Your servant, For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
5For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,
And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
6Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; And give heed to the voice of my supplications!
7In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me.
8There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, Nor are there any works like Yours.
9All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord,
And they shall glorify Your name. 10For You are great and do wondrous deeds;
You alone are God. 11Teach me Your way, O LORD;I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name. 12I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever.
13For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. 14O God, arrogant men have risen up against me,
And a band of violent men have sought my life, And they have not set You before them.
15But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
16Turn to me, and be gracious to me; Oh grant Your strength to Your servant, And save the son of Your handmaid. 17Show me a sign for good,
That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, Because You, O LORD,
have helped me and comforted me.

I have read that chapter about 10 times in the last 24 hours. I know that God is faithful. I know that He hears my cry. I am praying that my hearts cry will be His desires.

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