Today's Good News

FEBRUARY 11 – HARD

2/11 Psalm 88:8-18
You have caused my friends to loathe me; you have sent them all away. I am in a trap with no way of escape. 9 My eyes are blinded by my tears. Each day I beg for your help, O LORD; I lift my pleading hands to you for mercy. 10 Of what use to the dead are your miracles? Do the dead get up and praise you? Interlude 11 Can those in the grave declare your unfailing love? In the place of destruction, can they proclaim your faithfulness? 12 Can the darkness speak of your miracles? Can anyone in the land of forgetfulness talk about your righteousness? 13 O LORD, I cry out to you. I will keep on pleading day by day. 14 O LORD, why do you reject me? Why do you turn your face away from me? 15 I have been sickly and close to death since my youth. I stand helpless and desperate before your terrors. 16 Your fierce anger has overwhelmed me. Your terrors have cut me off. 17 They swirl around me like floodwaters all day long. They have encircled me completely. 18 You have taken away my companions and loved ones; only darkness remains.
HARD
It is hard to reconcile the way we see life with the Lord’s vies. I don’t understand how He works. Our plight in life seems to be chaotic but the Lord is good and He sees all things. My faith Lord will not be based on my situation. Help me Lord to live my life based on YOU. Grow my faith. Teach me to follow YOU by faith and not by sight.

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Clay Corvin

Clay Corvin is Co-Pastor at Bethel Community Baptist Church. He is the VP Business and Professor of Admin at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the pastor at the Brantley Baptist Center for twenty-five years. He is married to Carol Corvin and the father of three children and has three grandchildren.