ISAIAH 41:13 (NIV)
For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
I heard it said that a picture is worth a thousand words? It captures a moment in time that will never return again. It becomes priceless in many ways, but what happens in that picture is never wanted again in life? It becomes time to turn that negative picture in our minds over to God. Knowing that you can't change it and it becomes to tearful to see again.
The picture I chose today, is one of Jesus holding up a man. I don't know the depth of the man story, but I know that Jesus had his back to rescue him. To lift him up when he couldn't hold himself up. There are times in all of our lives when we just need Jesus a little more. I talk with him daily, but not everyone does that. Some people only talk with Jesus when they need something, but Jesus is a friend at all times.
JOHN 15:15 (NIV)
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
I love how Jesus took the title off himself and said we were equal. We are all friends and there is much value in a friend.
PROVERBS 18:24 (NIV)
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
In my lifetime, I have been so happy and I have been so sad. Times of questions to God and knowing that only he is able to do miracles. Miracles that can change a situation in a moments time. I've seen miracles and I know the power of God. I am also waiting on prayers to be answered. I trust God with all my heart and it's moments that change us. Just knowing that I have a friend to count on in life is valuable to me. Just knowing that God moves the wind to calm, the rain to stop and the sun to bring a brighter day. Change happens all around us daily and change is often good, but also can be hard.
BELIEVE ~ BIG
HOPE ~ BIG
LOVE ~ BIG
FORGIVE ~ BIG
But guard your heart in all areas of life. Things change suddenly and when we have our believe in God, our Hope in God, our love in God, then we can forgive someone who wrongs us. We can forgive ourselves and we can move into a new level in God. If I could share one statement each day of your life, it would be this: LIVE IN TODAY.
When I say live in today, it doesn't mean that we should not plan for tomorrow because we should. Live in freedom of mind, soul and being this day. Live in a new hope in Jesus and know when things get too heavy for you, he holds you up! Just like in this picture, it's worth a thousand words above.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.