78 A new day will dawn on us from above
because our God is loving and merciful.
79 He will give light to those who live in the dark
and in death’s shadow. He will guide us into the way of peace.”
A NEW DAY BRINGS ~ New beginnings and thoughts.
Some of us wake up in a difference place. Some call time away vacation. Money is not a problem and joy fills your soul. Others, struggle and money means just praying bills. I was speaking with someone the other day about being happy for others. I remember being a kid and wanting a family vacation. I heard stories from others and it made my heart dream. I wanted to grow up and have family vacation with my family. Life didn't turn out the way my husband and I thought and the struggle of money became more real as an adult. Saving and planning was a key factor for us. Let us learn to be happy for those on vacation and know that someday will be have our time.
A NEW DAY WILL DAWN ~ Here it is....
The sun is coming up, birds are singing and there is a quiet around me.
Psalm 30:5 New Living Translation (NLT)5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
I like the above verse because it shows no matter what, JOY comes in the morning. There is a joy knowing God and his favor that surrounds each of us. We must purpose to see the good in a day and count blessings of a new day. I never want to miss anything and sometimes I struggle with sleeping. I want to wake up early to begin a new day writing you and praying. I know that prayer makes a difference inside of me and that changes the reaction of the outside of me. I can be so human and forget to count blessings. Have you ever heard that statement, "A picture is worth a thousand words"? I never understood that until I was an adult. Looking into the face of picture, you can see a smile or happy moment. You can see the sadness on a face and the sorrow within it. You can not know the depth of a mind or story of a picture. You can know the moment but not the depth.
I posted a picture of a happy moment at Disneyland on time. Yet, 15 minutes after that picture, I busted out into a ugly cry at Disneyland. I was grieving my mom's death and it hadn't been that long. Then I realized, not everyone at Disneyland is experiencing the complete happiest place on earth. Inside of each of dwells stories and moments of life. I have learned that a new day brings us to new thoughts while carrying old thoughts too. I took a deep breath and began again at Disneyland. We are all human and we all go through things. I pray daily that I can be happy for those happy and have compassion for those hurting. Yes, it is a new day and I'm ready.
JOY COMES WHEN?
In the morning to begin a day with praise. To take a deep breathe went needed and share life with others. Life is so short. Maybe I don't have what you have in life, but I have amazing connections with others. God opens doors through the lives of others too. I am sitting at Lake House now because of a connection with my daughter and that connected our lives to the owner of this beautiful place. Family is made us of different types of people, different walks of life and I'm learning to live in mine. Maybe it not my home or my success, but it's my story just to be a part of it all. Learning to count blessings and sharing life with those I care about and love.
Maybe you are in hard place right now. My prayers are really with you and I know that God is greater than your now. God moves mountains in our lives and often times we forget what he has done. Just remind yourself now, that greater things are ahead. This to shall pass and this new day is ready for you. Count some blessings and know that I am praying big for you, your family and friends. God is close to the broken hearted and restores. I know this and I live this as my story of life.
Purpose this a good day