O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O Lord, from childhood. Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother’s womb you have cared for me. No wonder I’m always praising you! Psalm 71:5-6
I believe the Lord was with me from the moment I was conceived. Although the environment I was born into was one of angst and turmoil, I believe the Lord’s presence was with me.
I can look back and remember times I stood at the window looking out, feeling a deep sense in my spirit of something much greater than myself was out there, I just couldn’t quite put my finger on it.
I would sing certain songs in German and didn’t realize I was singing what a friend we have in Jesus. I didn’t know who God was until many years later in 1994 when I trusted Christ as my Savior.
It still took many years to realize that He was the presence I felt lifting me up above my circumstances, giving me a big picture view. I could not describe the sense I had, but now I know.
My Pearl is that the Lord is trustworthy and wants our best no matter how bad things appear in the moment.