Here is a page from that little magazine Our Daily Bread, August 24/08. Happy Sunday.
God has not promised that your life will be easy; indeed it may not be. But he has promised to sustain you in your struggle and uphold you with his mighty arm. If you trust him, he will empower you to make your way bravely through extraordinary difficulty with hope, faith and love. God will not allow you to be pressed beyond endurance.
Breathe on us breath of God as we welcome your Holy Spirit into our hearts.
Make us aware that talking about you is not the same as talking to you. Help us to do both.
Help us to overcome the obstacles that prevent us from enjoying a relationship with you.
Help us to trust you with the problems we face and the decisions we make.
When we are depressed and anxious help us to feel your love, peace, and presence.
When we lose our sense of compassion, remind us of your compassion for us.
Make us humble enough to know that without you we are incomplete.
Remind us to pray for one another that you would replace our grief with peace, our sickness with healing, our poverty with prosperity, and our self centeredness with thoughts of others.
Grant us the grace to live this day in your strength. Amen.
This photo of my newest great-grandchild and her father spelled trust to me the moment I looked at it. It reminded me of Isaiah 41:10…“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
From the time of your birth to life’s final day, He will hold you up. Happy Sunday.
“In God We Trust” appears on most if not all American currency. But do we?
Trusting God completely means having faith that he knows what is best for our lives. But do we?
Surrendering to him brings freedom not bondage. But do we?
These are not just mere words but a way of life.
We all have choices. It is good to trust and surrender completely.
We all have freedom to make the right choices. But do we?
Is there anything more comforting in this world than to be able to trust completely?
I am starting out my brand new year once again placing complete trust in God because I know that I can trust him with my life and all its happenings. I sometimes get excited waiting to see what He has in store for me next.
When we trust in the Lord completely it is not difficult to get excited about what He does in our lives. I have often said to Him, “Lord, I hope you know what you are doing in this situation because I sure don’t.” And lo and behold, the perfect solution is manifested in ways that I never would have expected…or sometimes, even chosen.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Power is a powerful word…the very sound of it can sometimes evoke the feeling. Here are a few of many scriptures that give meaning to the word.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being…Ephesians 3:16
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Just as we here in Canada celebrated our July 1st Canada Day, so our neighbors to the south in the USA are celebrating this day, July 4th, their Independence Day.
Happy Fourth of July to my American friends, relatives, and fellow bloggers. Be blessed.