Isaiah 40:31 New International Version (NIV)31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
I CHOOSE JOY ~
Determination makes a difference
Proverbs 17:22 New International Version (NIV)A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
I have found myself getting in to a mood that brings me down. Over thinking just a bit about the past and there is nothing I can do about that. I must live in today and purpose my heart happy. Seeing the things that God has done for me and the gain of victory over things I can do nothing about. I remember talking to my mom and sharing how life was hard. She said I didn't even know hard in my life. I often wondered about that statement but I just listen. She would walk to school in the snow and held a warm potato to keep her hands warm. Later, she would eat that potato for lunch. She was right, I never walked to school in the snow, but I did walk alone. I carried my lunch box and had different things inside of it. Not just one potato or even a potato at all. I heard her clear, as I got older.
I don't know why certain things happen in life, but I trust the Lord. I haven't always felt that way, but I've been through too much to doubt his power now. God is able to handle our now and I know it. I rest in knowing that I can't do anything to change somethings, but in prayer I can. I think a prayer warrior is strong in battle because they know their source of strength. That connect with God and his spirit that dwells inside of us. God I cry out for your will to be done, while watching some make their own wrong choices. I will be a friend who prays, reaches out and determined to make a difference. Not only in my life but the lives of others.
I will always remember those few women who stayed at the altar at church. I was in my early 30's and I watched them prayer, raise their hands and seek God. I wanted that but I was too shy then. I would go home and talk to God. I never heard anything back then, but I do now. I know that talking to God brings a change in me and that brings a change through me to others. The same can go for you too. Reaching out from the depth of your soul and asking God largely to help you in a new day. Nobody is perfect and we have all made mistakes. God takes those mistakes and turns them into something new. Rest in knowing God is right here for you too. He never leaves you and always wants the best for you.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.