Proverbs 31:28 English Standard Version (ESV)
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
THE EMPTY BENCH ~
Once we sat together and talked about the things of God. Now that you are in heaven, I have a missing link here on earth. So many changes and it happens so quickly. God is faithful to those who are faithful. He is a promise keeper and things just seem to work out. According to the word of God, he will restore and complete you. Yet, going through hard stuff can drain us emotion, physically and mentally. We need each other in life. We not really understand the timing of God, but his plans unfolds.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will callon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
THE EMPTY BENCH ~
God leaves us in life and is sitting with us all the time. It is often us who leaves him because of circumstances, mindsets and people. I know people who won't go back to church because of church hurts. I have found I have gotten hurt from people whether they go to church or not. People can hurt us and that's why we guard our hearts. Our trust and hope comes in God, not people. Surround yourself by positive people but even though, we can get hurt. I have said things before I wished I had not said too. We learn, we grow and daily change into a better hopefully.
Proverbs 4:23 New International Version (NIV)23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
Purpose this a good day. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Stay connected to this you care about and positive people. Let your light shine in kindness everywhere you go.