Psalm 33:4 is the type of scripture that makes me appreciate the “I’m only doing this because I have to” seasons of life because to be honest most days I feel like I’ve had to fight for gratitude and joy. I know so much of God’s word discounts me even thinking joy is something I would ever need to fight for because it’s from God and He gives it freely but I said what I said (and turns head as I type).
No one ever talks about the hard part of walking by faith. Most of us only hear about someone’s faith once people are living the lavish life or once they have praise reports that are post-able and known once the acknowledgement is applaudable at least that’s what I get from my experiences in life.
The last 2 years of my life haven’t been anything I’ve expected them to be yet everything I need to be at this moment right now where I’m learning to appreciate the battle for joy through the storm.
It’s not common to hear the “in-the-fire” praises. You just hear the “I made it out” praises. Even in church. Most of us have been trained to always be the best, show our best, and promote the best.
But what happens when you’re best is beat down. I mean tore up from the flo’ up.
So this is my first time putting it in writing and letting it be known. Right now we (My husband and I) are walking by faith and most days it’s not fun. But because Psalm 33:4 said “For the Word of the Lord is upright, and all His work is done in faithfulness”, we’re putting it to the test and making known the praises, pain, pleasure and purpose as we grow.
Let today be the day you chose to put God’s promises to the test.