I shall harness and mount up, And face the distress of a given day... which will not overtake us in the strength of our Lord. He will not give us more than we can bare, Has He not said trust in Me? Give unto Me what is burdensome and worrying, roll unto Me what weighs you down; you are to trust Me as your timely champion, who will bring about the supply, and much needed help! Angst is taking on the pressure of what is, peace is taking the release and lightness of what is on
A short time ago, I was reading a devotional in the book, Jesus Calling. With pressing concerns in our nation such as the emergence of Covid-19 and the changes that has made, unrest, rioting, political climate and the unknown future makes the contents of the August 8th devotional penetrating. As a person who likes a plan, it seems to bring a sense of control or stability to my life, or course, until that plan doesn’t happen or even if it does the next day requires another pl
In the book of Mark chapter 4 we find the story of Jesus and the disciples on their boat as a storm comes up. As the story goes, the disciples wake Jesus and he speaks to the storm and it becomes calm. The Bible never says that we will live a storm free life, we are always going to have challenges and hard times come up. Actually, as we get closer in our walk with God the more storms and trials we have as the devil tries to derail our relationship. I find it interesting ho
I encourage and remind you, Beloved, to fix your gaze upon the Lover of your soul. The flux of the times and the fickleness of people often incite emotional and contrary feelings, that quickly bring you down, and out of the grip of grace and contentment. Displacement you must watch out for...in My thoughts and plans for you, I give you the peace to deal with the transition (no easy feat!) and determination to stay the course till you arrive at the other side of such trying en
We discussed how the righteous and wicked are contrasted but we did not discuss that the way of the righteous is blessed. Merriam Webster defines blessed as have pleasure, contentment and fortune. We all long to be happy and have financial blessing but contentment is the joy of life. We sing a song that says, the joy of the Lord is my strength. Remember that tree firmly planted by the rivers of water? Unshakable. That is contentment. Having God’s perspective on life.