Psalm 37:4-7 New International Version (NIV)
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
I will delight myself in the Lord and he will give me the desires of my heart.
In life, we travel down roads we plan and roads we didn't plan. The big wonder of why something happens. I've talked with people who seem to have the perfect life. I see them one way and they appear to be happy. When I meet with them for coffee, I heard a different story. The person can be much like me. A hard childhood, troubles in life and worries over certain things of life. It is easy for me to encourage someone else but much harder for myself at times. The Lord says that he not not give the spirit of fear. Fear, worry and doubt try hard to push away hope, faith and trust in the Lord. It can be like a tugging match within us, but God wins in my life, I hope your too.
It doesn't mean that we won't stop and need encrouagement ourselves at times of life. I love that God is patient with me and sends people into my path of life. I have learned to trust beyond limits with God and lean not to my own understanding at times.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
I hope your today is amazing and full of happiness. Turning any negative thoughts into positive ones. Letting God lead the way and purposing this a good day. Never want to be anyone else in life because you truly don't know what their behind the scenes of life is really like. You also don't know what they have gone through to get where they are today in life. Be you and shine for the Lord.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Thank you for taking the time to read this and pass this on to your friends. Sometimes, we just need a little encouragement and a deep breath.