I was sitting here reading my Bible this morning and when I finished my “scheduled” reading I kept thinking about two verses in particular. They are not necessarily connected to each other in a Biblical context but put some things on perspective in my life.
The first verse:
How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land? –Psalm 137:4
I’m not thinking literal in this case but metaphorically. I’ve been stressed a lot recently with news from doctors about a lot of the health issues my youngest son has. Not a “foreign land” but definitely a struggle. How can I keep my trust and faith in God when it seems like every week we get a call with more concerning information and have to schedule more tests that will more than likely (at least in my mind) bring more concerning information to light?
That brings me to my second verse.
“It may seem marvelous to the remnant of this people at that time, but will it seem marvelous to me?” declares the Lord Almighty. –Zechariah 8:6
The “remnant” of people were taken from Jerusalem to a foreign land…. Wait… What?
I don’t understand all the medical issues. Blood cell counts and enzyme levels are more than I can wrap my head around. I also do not understand why my youngest son has to go through all that he does. It all seems a little too much to me. But does it seem to much to God?