My Rock

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 14
Gold Nugget
 Verse 10: “The heart knows its own bitterness, and a stranger does not share its joy.”

Commentary
Nobody knows the troubles I've seen, nobody knows but Jesus…” Some of you may remember that rendition of the old spiritual. As odd as it may sound, it is good that some things cannot be understood by anyone but Jesus. There are times in each of our lives when we have to see that God is the only one that is really there for us an all things and in all ways. This reminds us of who we live for and put our faith in. Family and friends are great, but sometimes only God Himself will do. Today’s “gold nugget” says, “The heart knows its own bitterness, and a stranger does not share its joy.” Sometimes we have such grief in our hearts that we couldn't possibly put in to words. It’s then that we just look to Him and say, “God, you know”. Just as some heartache can only be healed by God, some joy and peace cannot be explained to others. “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7) Although we are to lean on one another, bear one another’s burdens, etc. we need to have times when only God will do. Too many people these days find all their hope, support and direction in man. They have very little confidence in God and miss out on the beauty of having Him as the true Rock of their lives. There are some people that have been dubbed, “the only one that has always been there”, but no one deserves that title more than the Lord. There have been situations in my life where I felt like Paul, 16 At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them. 17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me”. (2 timothy 4:16-17a) I am grateful for those that have been there for me, but no one has been there for me like Jesus and that’s the way it should be.

Prayer
Lord, you are my rock and my strength. You are my peace and my joy. All good things come from you and I am grateful for your never ending love for me. Amen

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