The last few months have been really challenging in terms of illnesses and just as I thought we were reaching the end my hubby is now really sick. What I’m learning through all this is that the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy but he will NEVER win because we worship a God who comes to bring life, great blessings and to heal. He always restores what the locusts have eaten and returns to us what has been taken away in different kinds of blessings.

As I drink a coffee and decide to smile and trust I can taste both the bitterness of the coffee beans and the sweetness of the sugar. Both flavours together are to me what makes a good coffee and life in all it’s fullness gives us both the bitter and the sweet. Without the bitter taste of some things we wouldn’t appreciate the sweetness of life and salvation and without the sweetness of God we would drown in our difficulties.

Praise him for his Goodness to us through the bitter and the sweet, through little and through plenty. I will never cease to praise him because he is GOOD.

 

Psalm 65

For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song.

1 Praise awaits[b] you, our God, in Zion;
to you our vows will be fulfilled.
2 You who answer prayer,
to you all people will come.
3 When we were overwhelmed by sins,
you forgave[c] our transgressions.
4 Blessed are those you choose
and bring near to live in your courts!
We are filled with the good things of your house,
of your holy temple.

5 You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,
God our Savior,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas,
6 who formed the mountains by your power,
having armed yourself with strength,
7 who stilled the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
and the turmoil of the nations.
8 The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
where morning dawns, where evening fades,
you call forth songs of joy.

9 You care for the land and water it;
you enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water
to provide the people with grain,
for so you have ordained it.[d]
10 You drench its furrows and level its ridges;
you soften it with showers and bless its crops.
11 You crown the year with your bounty,
and your carts overflow with abundance.
12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow;
the hills are clothed with gladness.
13 The meadows are covered with flocks
and the valleys are mantled with grain;
they shout for joy and sing.

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