Looks like this is going to be the last post for August 2010. It has indeed been a very good month! I have continued to grow and learn much.
Well, I wanted to write this post because I just read something really encouraging!
Psalm 31:7,8,19,20 and 22-24. New Living Translation
"I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul. You have not handed me over to my enemies but have set me in a safe place. How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world. You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from those who conspire against them. You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues. In panic I cried out, “I am cut off from the Lord!” But you heard my cry for mercy and answered my call for help. Love the Lord, all you godly ones! For the Lord protects those who are loyal to him, but he harshly punishes the arrogant. So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!"
I love those verses--they say SO MUCH!! but what I really love is that they show a tiny way of the tip of the iceberg to speak of how God cares for us who are His so intimately and carefully. What a blessing! And may He protect us from arrogance...and may we be sensitive and aware of it!