As for me, I am poor and needy; * but the Lord careth for me. ~ Psalm 40:17
This past weekend in my homily I shared this with my parish: Upon the great Puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards’s death, his wife Sarah, wrote one of their daughters “A holy and good God has covered us with a dark cloud.” This quote is a hard example of Christian Joy and gratitude. She did not deny God’s goodness but recognized the dark cloud that was passing over; she trusted that even in that God was good and holy.
We often prone to discouragement when things get tough. Both Sarah Edwards and the Psalmist this morning remind us that even in our darkest of days we have a holy and good God.
Let us not grow weary when we are running our race, but trust the Lord’s provision and trust that He is working all things for good.