One of them hit me between the eyes. Here it is:
Psalm 31:7I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love,for you have seen my troubles and you care about theanguish of my soul.
Isn't that awesome? God sees my struggles with my weight. He sees my pain. He sees my marital problems.....and his heart weeps over all of them. He loves me with such unfailing love that what hurts me, hurts him. That moved me.
I mean, this is the Creator of the Universe we are talking about here.
As I was washing my hair yesterday, I noted how many of my hairs were coming out in my hands. I thought about the fact that God knows the number of hairs on my head....and that number constantly changes. I had a pastor once who said that there is an angel that reports to God daily on the number of hairs I'd lost that day. But I disagree with that. God knows that all on his own. He doesn't need to be told. His knowledge of me is up close and personal.
I just wanted to share this amazing verse with you. The next time you are suffering and feel alone in your pain, know that the God of all Creation is right with you there in it. Your pain will not necessarily diminish, but your loneliness will. Wrap that verse around your soul like a soft quilt. He is not far.