Saturday, January 11, 2020, 20:14

Dear family and friends,

   Oh, this morning there are so many hurting around us! My joy sustains me when I know and trust in Him. God is at work even when I can't see.

   I have been shown by His Spirit that I have had pride in telling God what I think is best for my loved ones. I was wrong. My assumptions, my prayers that challenge God to act, my hands on the controls are all wrong. Yet, He loves me.

   1 Peter 5:6-7 says, "Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you. Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cared for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully."

   This is where we are to hang out! It brings us right back to our appointed place of worship. God Is Aware.

   So, do you think He is unaware of where your loved ones are? Do you think God has deserted them? Don't you think He cares, and that His love is stronger than yours? And don't you know that He, through His Holy Spirit, can go on taking care of them, even in your absence?

   After a very long time I have been praying for my parents. That their later years would be blessed with strength and all the goodness of God. It seems though, things have only gotten worse for them. They aren't able to be together due to needing extra help.  I am sad for them.

   This is all so personal to me because I should be there right? I should be able to care for them. But, the miles and state lines separate us. I had no idea what was ahead. My view has had to be changed from what I can do, to what God can do.

   I know I am not alone in this. This story can be of anyone of you. What do you think? What do you know? They can be very different paths can't they? But, God! But, God is able to take these concerns and work on a good outcome for the treasured ones of our heart.

   Yes, God! So, there was a change, a new friend, a new place to bring comfort to them. And, all I did was give up and lift them in prayer. It seems so simple doesn't it? What lengths we go to to be burdened with anxiety not meant for us to carry. Give up and lift up...

   WE, I, must be diligent to bring Everything to God. When I wrote a couple days ago about Jesus being my friend? Well, it has deepened through God showing me that He is always working and caring. Sometimes inspite of my silliness and thinking i am all so important.

    I learned an important lesson this week. Can you guess what it is? Yep, the challenges may remain, but He is greater still! I can count on His promises because His Word never fails. He is dependable amd my best friend. His love goes deeper than any ocean and higher than any mountain. His plans are good. My future and my hope are found in Him.

   Bless the name of the Lord with me and keep trusting the Lord. He will give you the desires of your heart IF you commit and trust your ways to Him. He will bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:4-5).

Abundance is...humbled and secure in His love

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