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“I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul.” Psalms 31:7 Have you ever felt at any point in your life that no one cared? I know, it sounds like a teenager thing to say, but I can honestly say that I have felt so weighed down by the cares of life that it really did seem like no one cared. This obviously was not the case as I have always been surrounded by an amazing circle of family and friends, but in those…

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalms 56:8 I remember when I was a young teen my grandparents brought me to church on a Sunday evening. I always weaselled my way out of evening services because I felt God and that frightened me, but this week was different. I remember sitting off to the side, by myself and crying. Crying for no specific reason, but the tears were flowing. A lady in our church came up to me and gently put her…

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called the trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified” (Isaiah 61:3). Life has a way of throwing curveballs that we are usually totally unprepared for. After tragedy strikes, we are left with what appears to be a pile of rubble and ashes. We may ask, “God, what can be done with this? My life is left in ruins, I’m drowning in…