From Hope for Each Day by Billy Graham
The Brightness of God’s Love
My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. –Psalm 73:26
Trouble will not hurt us unless it does what many of us too often allow it to do—harden us, making us sour, bitter, and skeptical. But it need not be this way.
Troubles we bear with trust in our Savior can bring us a fresh vision of God and a new outlook on life—an outlook of peace and hope. If we make our troubles an opportunity to learn more of God’s love and His power to aid and bless, then they will teach us to have a firmer confidence in His providence. As a result, the brightness of His love will fill our lives.
Learn to trust God with a childlike dependence on Him as your loving Heavenly Father, and no trouble can destroy you. In those darkest hours before the crucifixion, Jesus could still say, “I am not alone, because the Father is with Me” (John 16:32). The same is true for you. Even in that last dark hour of death, when your flesh and your heart fail, you will be able to depend in peace upon Him who “is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
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