Lamentations 3:23 New International Version (NIV)
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Life is short and we often miss out on things of life. I have found myself focusing on things I could do nothing about in life and I missed out on living in younger years. Look around you today and learn to count blessings of life. Maybe you don't have everything you ever wanted, but you are on the right track of life. Once you give your heart to God, your view point will change. Living the Bible becomes a real life story. The past is gone and a new day has arrived.
Psalm 118:24 New International Version (NIV)
The Lord has done it this very day;
let us rejoice today and be glad.
I was talking with someone about this summer. She pointed out that my summer looks fun. I have purposed everyday of this summer to be outside and enjoying the sunshine. My family has been blessed this year to travel a bit and have fun with each other. Even on days I stay home, I see how God has taken a hard summer last year and turned this one into sunshine. We can pursue good days and good conversations with others. We can purpose to trust the Lord in all situations of life.
James 1:17 New International Version (NIV)
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
I have learned to stay faithful to God and allow him to guide my life. In all seasons of life, God is good and we must purpose thanking him with praise. You might be in a season where praise isn't so easy and yet a new day has arrived. I can look back and see how through the hardest things of life, God stayed the same. My thoughts and prayers turned to him, but I learned to wait. Waiting on God to answer and keeping faith alive. Just a little bit of faith goes a long ways.
Psalm 27:13-14 English Standard Version (ESV)13 I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living!
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
It is a new day filled with great opportunities to give your mind to God. Allow him to grow up in his word and mold you. Through it all, I've learned to trust him and let him lead the way.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.