When my beautiful firstborn daughter Sara was a baby, she had the sweetest disposition.
I worked the night shift at a local factory and regret to say I hated every moment of it. I was young and not looking for blessings in my situation then. I did not like leaving her at night and felt like a fish out of water in this environment.
One of the things that helped me get through those long eight-hour evening shifts (that felt like an eternity) was knowing I would arrive home to see my daughter’s precious face. When my shift ended at seven in the morning, I would typically find her waking up. Regardless of my frustrations from the night before, when I peeked over the side of her crib, she greeted me with the sweetest smile, and my worries faded away.
Sara is now all grown up but still has the sweetest smile. While I no longer work the night shift in a factory, frustrations and worries sometimes still attempt to steal my peace. Yet through the years, I have found much comfort in the pages of Scripture. No one can speak words of comfort like our Creator. He is the only one who knows just what we need to hear and when. God’s Word is a lamp for our feet and a light for our path.
After the death of my youngest daughter, Kristen, I spent many mornings with my Bible open, pouring my heart out to the Lord. In searching for answers, I realized that God is the answer. He preserved my life when I didn’t know if I could carry on. He is my Lifeline, and the comfort and courage I need is found in the Scriptures.
Like the sweet smile of a beloved child, God’s Word soothes the soul. It leads to salvation, brings light to our eyes, convicts us of sin, and teaches us how we should go. It even gives us comfort and hope in the darkest of days.
If your heart is heavy or you need direction, grab your Bible and get alone with your heavenly Father.
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