Learning that my ex-husband has aggressive prostrate cancer hasn't helped.
So today I'm turning to my version of spiritual comfort food. If copyright would allow me to quote my favorite lyrics to praise songs, I would. Instead I'll share a couple of my favorite verses about God's love, the love that has sustained me through every trial life has thrown my way.
If others of you are in pain as I am today, either emotional or physical, may God's words bring you comfort. I would love to listen to your favorite verses.
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. Romans 8:38-39, MSG
Your God is present among you,
a strong Warrior there to save you.
Happy to have you back, he’ll calm you with his love
and delight you with his songs.
Zephaniah 3:17, MSG
Though the cherry trees don’t blossom
and the strawberries don’t ripen,
Though the apples are worm-eaten
and the wheat fields stunted,
Though the sheep pens are sheepless
and the cattle barns empty,
I’m singing joyful praise to God.
I’m turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God.
Counting on God’s Rule to prevail,
I take heart and gain strength.
I run like a deer.
I feel like I’m king of the mountain!
Habakkuk 3:17-19, MSG
(Quoting from the Message because that is the version I am using this year).