Finding myself in situations of life and the big wonder of why sets in. Facing hard things and nobody knows the depth of my thoughts. Asking God largely to restore the joy of my salvation in him and my actions to be led him. This is was a conversation I had with someone yesterday. The big wonder of why set in and there are just somethings we may never understand.
The news reported hundreds of home destroyed in Lake County and the fire keeps going. Thousands of people affected and tears of people on the news. Houses, cars, and so many material things destroyed forever. One lady said, "I'm just so thankful we got out". Let us pray for people who goes through fires and loss of everything they knew to be normal.
The news reported hundreds of home lost because of floods and rains. Each state facing different tragedies. I'm not a barer of bad news but the giver of hope. In all situations we can turn things around but hard stuff happens to all of us. We face new days and not knowing what can happen. We need to look around us and see the things we do have. The calmness of the air and the simple beauty of a new day.
James 1:2-3 New International Version (NIV)
Trials and Temptations
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
LET US PRAY ~ Count it all joy?
That's what the Bible says about things we face that are hard. So let us pray.
God, there are things that happen in our lives that we don't understand. We lean to you for help, strength and courage to face them. We ask that peace can rest in hearts that lost all they had and they are facing new beginnings in life. We ask you stop fires and floods. We don't know the depth of one life who reads this, but you do and we pull together in prayer. We know that only you can mend a broken heart and only you can help people in the middle of their hearts. Restore, complete and guide lives in your direction this very day. Protect each of us as we face things this day. Help restore joy into lives that face a loved one who just went to Heaven and others who need work. Let us not forget to pray for all people in good times and hard times. Help all the people who are working to stop fires and help others. Also the people in the flood areas of other states. Thank you God for another day! AMEN