Psalm 34:8 (ESV)
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Everywhere you look near Valentine's Day, there's chocolate: chocolate in all the stores, chocolate on tv promising to be the only love you need, chocolate girl scout cookies and boxes of chocolate which reminds me of the famous quote from Forrest Gump: "Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get."
In reality, that phrase can be true in many ways. We wake up every morning completely unsure of what the day may hold for us. We've made our plans. Sometimes they even happen the way we make them. But we never know for sure, do we?
The days that come with caramel in the middle are my favorite. The ones with the strawberry goo are just so so--but the ones with coconut--YUCK! I'd rather go back to bed. Then there's the days where tragedy or difficult times come out of nowhere, and the chocolate sits in the pantry untouched...there's no sweetness to be had in those moments, it seems.
God knows that life as it pertains to circumstances is uncertain for us. That's why He comforts us and reminds us so many times that He is our constant companion, our steadfast friend, our consistently loving God and Savior.
You see, no matter what chocolate we are "in the middle of" right now, He is there--with the certainty of His promise today as well as His hope of heaven in the future.
Dear Lord, we thank You that no matter the circumstances we find our self in You are there with us bringing us through it. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.