For the past three mornings, I have been reading Psalm 27:7-14. It speaks of deliverance, of God's deliverance.
It is the concluding verse which links my readings together:
The invitation (and promise) from our God is that we will find our lives redeemed. We will discover ourselves being lifted up. We will see the goodness of our Lord. And we will experience these things in our lives, now.
There will remain hardship; there will be suffering; there will be heartbreak. But the presence of these things in our lives now, should not prevent us from looking for the blessings of God's hand, on this side of the resurrection.
God is with us. God is for us. God will care for us and lift us up, removing our sorry and wiping away our tears.