Where do you turn when life disappoints you? How do you handle unfulfilled hopes and dreams? What would your faithful Father tell you if you talked to Him about it? Does God really care about your disappointment?
Some things you never forget. The phone call in the middle of the night. The sound of heavy steps in the hallway and a door closing. The noise of a car door opening and shutting, and the hum of our Chevrolet sedan whispering the truth through my open window as our car backed out of the driveway into the street. Then silence. But sleep wouldn’t come again for a while. My eyes might try to close, but imagination would pry them open with invisible toothpicks: Who is it this time, Lord? A baby? A mother, father, teenager, child?
Is God really faithful? I could tell you about God’s faithfulness… when my husband resigned as a pastor with no place to go; when our marriage hit the wall; or when depression threatened my future…
As the Christmas season begins, our hearts always turn to the Hope of Christmas: Immanuel, God with Us. How we need His hope today! As we think about what those words mean again–Immanuel, God with Us–maybe you can imagine this prayer conversation with God. Listen to the truths, and then pray your own prayer to Him.
A heartfelt thanks to our veterans and to our God for freedom. We’re all involved in America’s freedom.