Glenn Young wrote: “Consider what truly matters. And what matters is what’s eternal: the source of the hope and faith, the balm for our souls, and the love that’s in our hearts.” This describes the theme of Outlaw which I reviewed a few days ago.
To keep our hope and faith active, we have to maintain open communication lines with God. We need to concentrate on his Word, talk to him, then listen for his response. Rarely does God’s feedback come to us audibly, but usually in the optics of open or shut doors. He leads us to the path he intends us to follow.
A salve for our souls, no one can bring comfort like God can. A time of mourning becomes surreal due to God’s ability to assuage. At the moment of my daughter’s death, I look back on that experience recognizing God’s calming presence. His angels surrounded me, carrying me through the most difficult moment of my life. When life’s experiences bring rejection and humiliation, God soothes, and brings joy. Such a dichotomy, yet true.
God’s love, present in our hearts, stretches towards others, including those who cannot accept it. Meanwhile, we can enjoy the soothing balm if we have faith and hope in God’s ways.