Several months ago as I was pondering things, a picture came to my mind. It was a black and white photo. All I could see was the back of a barefoot little girl wearing a cotton dress with a cotton sash in back. The little girl was dragging a doll in the dirt, holding onto its hand with her own. Now the Lord said you know how much little girls love their dolls and they would never, ever harm them.... She loved that doll. Nevertheless the little doll was at the moment being drug through the dirt. Oh beloved, you are so loved! God is always holding onto your hand. Never will He let go. Occasionally you may feel that your life is being drug through the dirt. Always remember, regardless of your circumstances that God will never allow you to come to harm. Even when things are hard, He’s holding on to you. Hangeth thou in there beloved, for your day will come again. Just like that little girl was bound to stop and scoop up the doll in her arms and dust her off and wipe her face, so too, God will one day lift you out of these temporary circumstances, set you in His arms, wipe away all tears. You are loved, you are watched over, you are cared for and you are completely understood with mercy and grace by Your Heavenly Father. While you and I, beloved, often only feel the dust about us, when we look into His eyes, we see the eyes of Love and the dust settles around us. Cherished so much that everywhere we go we are held by Him, loved by Him, carried by Him. Oh beloved, don’t despair of your present circumstances, just know that He loves you and He’s for you and that’s all that really matters. Deuteronomy 31:8 Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Psalm 55:22 Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.Isaiah 43:1-3 Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.