Sunday, March 6, 2011

Encouragement for today

It's hard not to wonder and just trust God for what this journey will look like from here on out.  It's so easy to worry and become fearful that maybe our expectations and dreams won't turn out the way we hoped it would.
Within the past 24 hours, my thoughts and prayers have been nothing more than questions and cries out to God.  All the "what ifs, are you sure? whys ..."

He has given me comfort and encouragement:

My dear friend, Alison sent me a text yesterday to encourage me to stay strong, fight for our children and pray for God's favor. What a precious reminder!
It gave me the strength to keep going and not lose hope. Thank you Alison!

This morning He spoke to me through my devotional " Jesus Calling."

" Continue on this path with Me, enjoying My presence even in adversity.
I am always before you, as well as alongside you. See me beckoning to you; Come! Follow Me. The One who goes ahead of you, opening up the way, is the same One who stays close and never lets go of your hand. I am not subject to limitations of time or space. I am everywhere at every time, ceaselessly working on your behalf. That is why your best efforts are trusting Me and living close to Me."

And He gave me some verses to meditate on today:

Psalm 47:2-7b

"Trust in the Lord and do good;
Dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the Lord
and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
Trust in Him and He will do this;
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;"

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