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.
How about waiting for a prayer to get answered? There is a big countdown that happens then. I ask myself will it be today or will I wait patiently until tomorrow? I will choose to wait on the Lord because I know his timing is not always my timing. Sometimes miracles don't happen in the way we think, but they happen over time. We just can't give up believing and hoping in a new day.
I found myself saying this when God does answer the prayer, the journey was harder than I thought, but I'm so glad he answered in such a great way. Other times, I prayed and God didn't answer me at all the way I thought. I had others say but God knows best and that wasn't quite the answer I wanted. I was 18 years old when my dad died and I just wanted him alive. As I grew older and read the word of God for myself, I found there is truly a time to be born and a time to die. Only God knows those dates and the countdown to my life still continues. I must purpose each day a new beginning and a grateful heart for things I do have plus people who are in my life now.
Ephesians 3:20-21 New King James Version (NKJV)Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Generations to generations we hear about God and his word. The Bible still stands as a roadmap to the past, the present and the future. Jeremiah 29:11 becomes a alive in my soul. God knew me before I was born, He planned my life and your life. He knew you and the great things you would do in life. Nobody is perfect and we have all made mistakes. Each day of life is a day to count on. This day I will purpose this or that. This day I will..............
2 Corinthians 6:2 New International Version (NIV)For he says,
“In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.”
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
NOW is the day of salvation
Turning your life over to God becomes such a joy. Peace beyond a human understanding at times. When hard things come, you just know to count on God. I have seen miracles in my lifetime and I rest in knowing he is able to continue to keep me in him. He is able to keep you in all things you face. He is able to restore your heart and use you in ways you never expected in life. The countdown continues as a new day begins, let God use your life! Your story will help someone press through and also share hope in their day. This day we can COUNT on God in ALL things!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.