“All the paths of the Lord are loving and faithful.”Psalm 25:10
Day by day Sorrow and Suffering Flints and briers Path by path All means all All in all For in acceptance there lies peace
All the paths… I have pondered this verse lately, and have found that it feeds my spirit. All does not mean “all – except the paths I am walking now,” or “nearly all – except this especially difficult and painful path.” All must mean all.
So, your path with its unexplained sorrow or turmoil, and mine with its sharp flints and briers – and both our paths, with their unexplained perplexity, their sheer mystery – they are His paths, on which He will show himself loving and faithful. Nothing else; nothing less.
I am resting my heart on this word. It bears me up on eagle’s wings. It gives courage and song and sweetness, too – that sweetness of spirit which is death to lose even for a half-hour.
For in acceptance there lies peace. God bless you and utterly satisfy your heart… with himself.
Amy Carmichael, Candle in the Darkness. p. 46.
My sweet Dad, John Kennedy, was diagnosed with ALS on July 19, 2022. He is braving the most devastating diagnosis that I could imagine. In prayer, he refers to this trial as “My great hurt” and I never want to forget this.
On Monday, February 6, 2023 (only seven months after my Dad’s diagnosis of ALS), the neurologist told us that my Dad could contact hospice – whenever he felt ready. I need the courage to trust – just like my Dad. He is the bravest man that I know.