Philippians 4:6 English Standard Version (ESV)
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Life can paint us a picture of the way things should be. When I was a little kid, I thought that everybody got married, men went to the Military and women had babies. It continues to a house, a fence and a dog. Wow was I wrong about that. Not everyone is the same and not everyone chooses the same path of life. I love how God gives us freedom to choose our path of life. We go to school, learn and grow into better people or bitter people. We can live in freedom of God's word or defeat of our mistakes. Our choices matter so much even in one day.
I can say I trust the Lord with all my heart, but I keep picking up stress, it keeps be back from freedom. I remember wanting to drive a car. I had to wait until I was 16 to begin to learn. Although, I had watched my parents drive and thought it was so easy. That first day in a car, I turned the corner to close and ran over the curb. My dad began to teach me more at that moment. It wasn't as easy as I thought. I wanted to let him be the drive and I was done driving. I did something wrong and it scared me. The point to this, if we let things stop us that scare us, we will never know victory of pressing forward. I got back in the drivers seat over a few days break, and I continue to drive today.
Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, A promise and A future
God has the plan but our own choices can change direction. Purpose to study God's word (Bible) and purpose time with those who make you laugh. The Bible talks about a joyful heart being good like medicine. God wants us happy and trusting him beyond limits.
As this new day begins, my prayers continue for you, your family and friends. I don't know what you face today, but God does. I always say pray for the strongest person you know, because all of us need prayers. We just never know what one day brings to someone we care about. Thank you for taking time to read this and just sharing life with me.