“O Lord, by all Thy dealings with us, while of light or darkness, of joy or pain, let us be brought to Thee. It is He to whom and with whom we travel, and while He is the end of our journey, He is also at every stopping place.”
This prayer written by Phillips Brooks in the mid eighteen hundreds, has meaningful application for Christians today. That the Creator of all things and He who has all power chooses to have dealings with us gives comfort and security. The Lord’s dealings may come in times of light and joy or in times of darkness and pain. The important result should be that the Lord’s dealings in our lives draw us to Him.
During times of light and joy, let us be drawn to Him in prayers of thanksgiving and praise. When we journey in darkness and pain, let us claim His promises of help and love. The Lord gives a steadfast promise in Jer. 31:3 where He declares:
I have loved you with an everlasting love.
As we journey to Him, we also journey with Him. We never walk alone because the Lord Eternal hears, listens, and cares. Indeed, our Lord is at every stopping place along this journey home.