Hope for When God Allows Hard Things In Your Life


Why is God allowing this? Why hasn’t He delivered us from this yet? I’ve prayed and prayed. Whenever these questions fill my mind, I am comforted by the following truths:

The Awesome Blessing of Being Hemmed in By God's Love

 

You hem me in, behind and before… Psalm 139:5

What It Means To Be Hemmed In By God's Love 

When God hem’s us in it is literally to be surrounded by the Lord, our fortress and our defense. Spurgeon explains, “As though we were caught in an ambush, or besieged by an army which has wholly beleaguered the city walls, we are surrounded by the Lord. God has set us where we be, and beset us wherever we be. Behind us there is God recording our sins, or in grace  blotting out the remembrance of them; and before us there is God foreknowing all our deeds, and providing for all our wants.”