I think Psalm 16:6 will have to become one of my memory verses this year because it keeps coming to mind. "The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance."
Am I saying that everything is going beautifully in my life right now? Absolutely not! But, I have an overwhelming feeling that God has blessed me far more than I deserve. Everything in my life right now is not pleasant, but overall, my life is still in pleasant places. It is because of God's abiding presence and His love. No matter what happens, He is with me and has given me what I need to face all circumstances. "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness. . . . ." (2 Peter 1:3) Does that mean I don't get sad, grieve and cry? Of course not!
When the news came that our son and his wife will be getting a divorce after 18 years of marriage and two teenage sons, it was and is devastating. It hurts. It's not pleasant. The truth that God hates divorce came immediately to mind. But He is All-Sufficient and will see us all through the difficulties that lie ahead.
My Prayer - well it's just too personal so I will share the end of my prayer: "Lord, whatever you want to teach me, help me get it. Quick! Lord."