Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight
Comes in handy when we are hit with a sudden change of life. I remember one day being at peace and suddenly got a message that my husband was layed off of work. I felt fear enter my heart and the tears flow down my face. This was something that happen a lot during his 30 years in carpenter work. Yes, he would always get another job, but we would be faced with lack of money until he found one. I was a stay at home for much of his career and I found myself frustrated. Self control and trusting God wasn't always there. Worry was there and lack of faith I guess. I just knew it meant another life changing experience. Another job would come but some times it would take weeks.
Leaning to God is important on things and yet reality of facing that new situation can be hard. Yes, trusting God and yes having faith, but I'm human. I needed to pray a little more and lean to God for answers. I don't know why somethings happen when we are so faithful to God, but God knows. I don't need to know every answer, but I do wonder why at times of life. I do want to live the fruit of the spirit. I want to be an example of what I teach and write about in life. I do my best daily and I know that God is a promise keeper. What are you waiting on God to answer today? Hold on and don't stop believing!
FRUIT OF THE SPIRT ~
Love, peace, kindness, gentleness, joy, patience, goodness, faithfulness and self-control.
Love can be shown in many ways. One act of kindness and example of your life can help someone far more than you might realize. You can be a light in a dark place and the only Jesus someone might see in their life. I know life can be full of changes and test, but God loves remains the same. Follow God with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Purpose this a good day!