Faithfulness in our Christian walk requires order, but within that order is glorious room for color and creativity.
My Father, I celebrate the fact that You, Jehovah God, take delight in Your people; You crown the humble with salvation (Ps. 149:4). Even those who have been forsaken and hated by the world, You can make them the everlasting pride and the joy of all generations (Isa. 60:15). Your approval and opinion are all that really matter.
Your Word teaches that You humble and test Your children so that in the end it might go well with us (Deut. 8:16). You do not humble and test us to bring us low and cause us to fail but to teach us how to succeed in You. How I thank You that the humble will rejoice in the Lord; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel (Isa. 29:19).