Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life,”
[What a beautiful promise. Lord Jesus, my Great and Faithful Shepherd. Your goodness, love and mercy will be with me always, without fail. However, I will often not see them in the midst of a difficulty because they FOLLOW me; later I will look back and see how you used them in my life. Although I cannot see them now, yet I can know that they are there, supporting, protecting and finishing your work.
Therefore, I can trust you in any circumstance which is allowed through your wisdom and purpose. I think of what you did in one situation as we faced uncertainty and the threat of loss. In your mercy we did lose, but know now that you had a higher, greater purpose, so in your goodness, we won by losing.
Praise you for what you did in our local friends’ situation where they were assigned to work in a dangerous, difficult and downtrodden place. Looking back now, we can see your goodness, mercy and love at work in their lives, as you protected them from attacks by terrorists, as you brought new maturity and deepening, and provided for their needs. You helped them to live by faith, including giving them courage to share about you when it was dangerous.
To you be glory, Lord, to you be honor, for your goodness and mercy which are always at work amongst us, especially when we cannot see them. I give you praise now for the outcomes you will bring today as I face uncertain situations.