Friday, March 13, 2009
Me and my hubby believe that we personally may soon be facing some very difficult times in our lives, as business with his job continues to taper off.
Many of you may be, too. Uncertainty can bring out the worst in us, but that is not what God desires. He does not want us to be consumed by fear...that is not of Him. He has given us a sound mind, and will give us His wisdom if we will ask.
Today after spending some time with God and praying, He brought Psalm 103 to my mind so I read it, and felt His amazing peace flood my heart.
Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me,
bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits;
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
I have had some things to deal with lately that have required me to choose a response.
They haven't been easy, and didn't go the way I thought they should, but my response was much like God's response to us...lovingkindness and mercy...and a controlled tongue!! (ok...it has a few holes in it to say the least!!) What can I say...I am a work in progress!!
But God gave me what I needed to respond the way He wanted me to. Without Him...I can do nothing...nothing that is any good anyway!!
What are you facing today, friends?
Whatever it is...God sees, knows, and will give you ALL you need to get through it in a way that will bring Him honor and glory.
He will guide us each step of the way...He never said life would be easy or fair...in fact He said the opposite...to expect trials, and to know that He will walk through them with us, will work in and through them, and will never leave or forsake us!!
Today, may you find God faithful in supplying all your needs according to His riches in glory.
In His Grip,
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