Friday, May 30, 2008

Our God is Faithful

When difficult things come it can be hard to not panic, worry and become anxious, but we are cautioned in God’s word to “be anxious for nothing”. When it comes to our family that can be a very hard thing to do. I tend to cry first and storm the throne with prayers before I can take a breath and begin to calm down.

If I am not careful Satan will attack with “You should have or you could have” all those things that might have been but for circumstances and/or God’s leading. Sometimes God directs us to move away and though it is very hard to do we follow, believing that this is the best thing to do.

When parents are in the hospital or when they need us nearby is when the devil will attack with “You should never have moved away. Look how hard you are making it on your poor parents. Now don’t you wish you were still there?”

Well, yeah I wish we still lived close. But that is not reality and I am still trusting God for it all. He knows what is best for my parents. He knows what is best for us, and He knows what the future holds.

I must continue to trust in God’s leading. Without Him I would be so lost. How would I ever cope, who would I turn to for strength, how would I know which direction to turn? Without God life has no direction or meaning. Trusting is the only option.

So; with Mom in the hospital, Dad not caring for himself properly, a six hour drive separating us, the rest of the family at work and me with no vehicle, I choose to trust in my heavenly Father. He already knows the outcome and has put in place provisions for our every need. God is faithful! “Just Trust!”

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Another Beginning

How is it that I forget so easily that my life is so much better when I am giving it all to God? Recently my DH (Dear Husband) was on a job working seven days a week, twelve hours a day. He worked this shift for three months. The longer he worked it the less I was able to accomplish at home. Things got stacked up again; magazines, mail, dishes, work, etc. Most every flat surface is stacked up with stuff. And I am not in much better shape myself. I gained fifteen pounds and though I am losing some I am still hooked on sodas. Not that I like them that much, I just find myself wanting them.

God has given me this wonderful life and I am letting little things take away the joy that could be evident to all around me. Forgive me Lord.

Today is a new beginning for me. I’m realizing just how much the devil wants me to suffer for my love for God. And I just realized that I am not willing to just sit and let it happen any longer. I am going to give God the glory and when I slip I am going to forgive myself and get busy again living for Him. There is hope. The possibilities for my life are limitless within His will.

I am so grateful that He opened my eyes to the truth about all that is going on here. Yes, I have a lot of work to do but with God’s help all things are possible. Praise God!!

How is life going for you?