Psalm 100: A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
I recently wrote of a period of holy darkness that the LORD allowed into my life. I did not understand why some heartbreaking things happened and perhaps I never will.
At the time those things happened, a couple of God’s dearest servants reassured me of God’s control of the situation and of me. They were so very right.
Like everyone, I have had such periods of holy darkness in the past. I am used to them remaining open-ended and unresolved for years, sometimes into eternity (if someone dies before anything is ever made clear).
This time, God did not choose to do that. He let me know, within a matter of weeks, exactly what His plan for me was. It was such an exciting plan that I was glad to leave the unresolved situation behind and move forward. I left the unresolved situation in the form of sweet memories and followed our Father as He led me.
I love that about God. He is absolutely sovereign. He understands the things I do not. And I am confident in Him that, as the best Father ever, He lets me know what I need to know and hides me from what I do not.