Isaiah 43:19 New International Version (NIV)
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
I have seen out of the hardest things of life, God brings a new thing. It doesn't say that we will like it, but God's word does say, "I AM WITH YOU". It feels so much better when others are with us. I was talking with someone the other day about doing things alone. Somethings are just fine, but we if we face something hard, it's nice to have a person with us. For example, If I face a doctor's appointment and I feel scared, I ask someone to go with me. I believe each new day is a day to choose peace.
Isaiah 41:10 ~
Fear not, for I am with you
Psalm 91:1-2 New International Version (NIV)1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
If we stay focus on dwelling in the shelter of God and resting in his shadow, we are so close to him. I find that reading the Bible and praying daily certainly helps me. It draws me close to his truth about what he does and where I am in life. I have moments of frustrations and wonder, but I have moments of joy, peace and knowing he is able to handle my now. In younger years, my husband and I didn't plan for retirement the way we should have. I try hard to tell people who are in their younger years to focus on a job with good retirement but put money away. Some listen and some don't listen. I think listening is one thing, but doing is another.
Today, I hope you listen that God is on your side. Through it all, I have learned to trust in God. Our minds try to figure things out and the big wonder of why. It's isn't always about the why of things, but the how of things to get through certain situations. Life is too short to stay stuck on somethings. I am not saying you won't feel scared, frustrated or even angry at God. I have felt all those things, but then I turned my thoughts around. Some of what I was angry about, wasn't God's fault at all. It was my own choices that changed things. So how about I changed my negative thoughts into positive ones. If I stay close to God, in his shadow of peace, love, joy, grace, mercy and all good things, my attitude is different. I can live in freedom of knowing God is able and rest in that.
I hope you make this day a good one. Think about all the things you do have in life and give some thanks for that and keep on the path that is right. Life changes suddenly and each day is a new beginnings. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.