Journal Entry by Geoff Allen

 S – Scripture:  Psalm 34:18 (NLT)
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

O - Observation
I am so thankful for this promise.  There has been many a time in my life when I have been broken hearted and/or crushed sometimes for seemingly never-ending periods of time. Whether it be work or in my personal life.  I know this though, through it all I have seen the faithfulness of God and looking back I can see where he has moved on my behalf which is not necessarily made clear at the time. 

A - Application
For me it has been a constant pressing in through these testing times where I have grown in my faith, not pretty at the time, but It gave me the strength every day to go on.  I cannot promote how important it is to you to be responsible for your own faith walk and constantly read the bible and let it talk to you. Be planted and grow.  

P - Prayer
Lord thank that you are for me not against me, that looking back on your faithfulness it gives me the confidence and encouragement when the going gets tough.