I love Paul David Tripp’s devotional “New Morning Mercies” and would like to share one of them from a couple months ago that I found so encouraging. It is short, but profound and I will share it just as he has written it.
God’s care comes in many forms. He cares enough to break your bones in order to capture your heart.
I wish your care was always easy, predictable, safe—
a cool drink
a soft pillow—
but you are too wise,
too committed to your work of
So your gracious care comes to me
in uncomfortable forms:
the redeeming care of
These things don’t tell me you’re
No, each is a sign of
I struggle to rest in that
You care enough to give me what I
not what I want.
You care enough to break my bones
to recapture my heart.
For further study and encouragement: Psalm 51 (especially vs. 8)
Is it just me, or do we all struggle with this? Many times I think I know what is best, but it is not His plan. So must I trust Him and when I can’t trace His hand, I can trust His heart.
He cares enough about us to carry us through the disappointments, trials and suffering. But I’m afraid many times we try to carry ourselves through those times and that is when we fall flat on our face. You can trust Him!