You are a restoring God. You number and name the stars, and You know our names, too. You care, You pay attention.
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
I want to believe in good things. I want to get excited for what is coming, look forward in expectancy. Such a battle.
Trust is a choice. So is hope. They are also mandates, but it’s a choosing in my heart. Choosing to believe that You are good. Choosing to believe that You have good things for me. Choosing to be expectant, to look in positive anticipation for what You are going to do, what You are bringing.
Such a battle. But You, O LORD, are my banner and strength, the God who indeed restores.
This is part of an ongoing series that will share excerpts of my book-in-progress, tentatively titled Grappling for Good: Revealing grace to light the dark. It’s my journey through a year of unexpected circumstances and soul excavation to discover the goodness of God in surprising ways.