You can do ALL things through
Christ who strengthens you.
I won't lie or try to sugar-coat yesterday. It was just plain awful and scary. It seemed on every level that the things I thought I knew and understood, things I counted on...well, some of them just collapsed before my eyes.
At every turn, at school and at home, there was an incredible sense of dis-ease. It felt almost like I couldn't quite get my footing, and I was praying non-stop.
So, as I always do, I read my Jesus Calling book and here's the gist of what it said...
"Let Me help you through this day. The challenges you face are far too great for you to handle alone. You are keenly aware of your helplessness in the scheme of events you face..."
I just chuckled to myself as I read this.
Helpless...That's for sure!
That just about nailed it!
As much as I tried to put a positive "spin" on what was going on, and it just kept compounding as the day progressed, I was left with two powerful phrases...
* Put your trust in Him and
* You can do ALL things through Christ who
What I know for sure is that God is not helpless. He has a plan that I cannot know or understand. He is there in the midst of this hard time. He cared and grieved with me as the walls came tumbling down. He will not leave us in the midst of the mess, but help us to navigate through this.
I could not change the course of these events, but He could.
So this morning, when I woke up and had my prayer time, I asked Him to guide us today as all of this unfolds.
I asked Him to help Bert, Amy and sweet Annora Grace to get well.
I asked Him to reduce the baby's fever.
I asked Him to help me forgive the person who broke my trust.
I asked Him to give me the strength to face today.
I don't know how it will all turn out yet, but I do know that He hears my prayers.
I do know that in Christ ALL things are possible.
So today I am focusing on choosing JOY and GRATITUDE in the midst of fear. Words are powerful and remembering that I can get through anything with His strength, not my own,
gives me a sense of inner hope and peace.
Could I humbly ask a favor... could you please pray for my family? Thank you!
May you know His love and peace in all of the tough situations that come your way.
Sending you loves and hugs and prayers!
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