The Story

For most of my life I have been comforted by this Scripture:

The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,
his acts to the people of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust.

Psalm 103: 6-14

These words bring solace to me–that  God, in His providence, remembers that I am dust. In other words, He is aware of my weakness and still loves and strengthens me so that I may bring Him glory. These are my stories [both lighthearted and reverent]: those that humble me daily as I remember who I am in light of God’s majesty.

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