Some days are just not good days.  But I came home and opened the Bible, and this is what I heard:

My child, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials.

Be sincere of heart and steadfast, and do not be impetuous in time of adversity.

Cling to him, do not leave him, that you may prosper in your last days.

Accept whatever happens to you; in periods of humiliation be patient.

For in fire gold is tested, and the chosen, in the crucible of humiliation.

Trust in God, and he will help you; make your ways straight and hope in him.

Sirach 2:1-6

Just the reminder that I needed!


Grant me a steadfast spirit!  I trust in you!



One thought on “Steadfast

  1. It’s weird how when you read scripture and it hits you in a different way that really touches you as it never has before. And Patty, I can’t get over how you find these scriptures and how they always seem to be perfect and just what I need for that day! What caught my attention today is the part that said “Cling to him, do not leave him”. As I almost always turn to him during the hard times, I rarely “Cling” to him. I think of a scared child who clings to his mom or dad because he knows he’s safe with them. I shouldn’t just turn to him as I do my friends and ask for his help. I shouldn’t just cry on his shoulder. I need to CLING to him and not let go! Let him keep me safe! There is no safer place to be!

    Dear Lord,
    Thank you for all the times I have clung to you like a terrified child and you never pushed me away. You never once told me to “grow up”, or to “deal with it”, or “get over it”. Not once. Instead you enveloped me in your arms, reassured my soul, and took care of everything! Lord, you are all so loving. You have said to let the children come to you. Although I am an adult, I now realize that I am always your child. And that when you say you want the children to come to you, that includes me! Lord, please help me to remember this and to let my pride take a back seat, to not feel the need to be a “grown-up” for you all the time. To let myself be a child of yours, and to cling to you so that you will take care of everything. Let me remember that “My dad knows everything!” and “My dad can do anything!” and “My dad is the strongest of all!” and “My dad is a super hero!” just as I knew my earthly dad was when I was young! You ARE the #1 Dad! Dad of the Year – ahem – Eternity! I love you Dad!


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