I’ve been overwhelmed with how difficult life is for many people around me.
They are not dealing with one crisis, but many.
There are the car accidents, house fires, lost jobs, bankruptcy, court cases, prison terms.
There are the handicapped children, physical sickness, surgeries, cancer, deaths.
There are the prodigal children, substance abuse, adultery, broken families, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse.
The list is endless, but in the midst of the dysfunction and trouble I catch glimpses of God. He provides what is needed day by day, often minute by minute. Those crumbs that sustain us through a barren land.
Life will continue to be hard. We live in a fallen world that is getting worse not better. The sweetness in life comes from knowing this One who cares for our souls. He has been there all along, caring for his sinful, wounded children. We catch glimpses if we take time to look.
I ran across an old hymn by Isaac Watts that gives such a sweet picture of God. Oh that I would look through the windows of His Grace to catch a glimpse of Him.
“I love the windows of thy grace. Through which my Lord is seen.
And long to meet my Saviour’s face, without a glass between.
O that the happy hour come, to change my faith to sight.
I shall behold my lord at home, in a diviner light.
Haste my beloved and remove, these interposing days.
Then shall my passions all be love, and all my pow’rs be praise.” – Isaac Watts 1674-1748
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9 NASB)