And as we dance, I put my trust in Him.
That is exactly what we must do, Shani. We must put our trust in Him... no matter what. We must remember that even in the "darkness" or out on the "desert", the King is with us as well for He has said He would never leave us nor forsake us. While it may not seem like it, it is just for a moment, only a moment.
That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
I'm looking at your avatar right now, seeing your smiling face and I am thinking about the things which you have faced since I've known you these past few years. I am thinking about how you are a living testimony of the love, mercy, grace and power of God. You are living proof that God is "bigger" than anything you have encountered in this world and God is saying, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."
Great blog. Jesus told Paul something that I also go to often, 2nd Cor. 12:9, And He said unto me, 'My grace is sufficient for thee; for My strength is made perfect in weakness". People can discuss and debate what that was all they like, point is that Paul had prayed for this thorn to be removed, and I don't believe anyone could doubt the "faith" of Paul, and this was his answer. I believe that when he was going to martyrdom, he had the assurance of what Jesus Christ had told him, and it gave him strength. It sure does me, and I am nothing near who Paul was. He is God on the mountaintop, and also in the valley of the shadow of death. As you pointed out so well, He is God when the sun is shining, and also when the rain is falling.
The dancing, is our choice, me thinks. Keep dancing. God Bless Sister.