Proverbs 13:12 (NIV)
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Proverbs 13:12 (Message)
Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick,
but a sudden good break can turn life around.
TAKE MY HAND ~
As a kid, I did not see many Disney movies or know about dreams coming true. Some movies would start off with, "Once Upon A Time". The story would begin and my eyes were amazed. Leaving me with the thought of how fairytales do come true. Then I would hear, "dare to dream". Planting a desire for greater things in life.
As I got older, I would hear more about God and learning of some of his ways. As I read Proverbs 13:12 ~ I have seen how disappointments can leave a heart sick and also we how a sudden good break can turn life around. In my own life, I still dare to dream and I know that God's plan is larger than I can imagine. Dreaming means to take all the limits off and knowing that suddenly things can happen for the best!
I value the words on the pages of the Bible. I know that people went through things that were hard and new beginnings happen. I realize we live in a much different world now, than then. Yet, we hold the same need of holding the hand of others. There is something about holding God's word deep inside our hearts and actions.
I love when I am walking, one of my granddaughters will take my hand. Maybe it's crossing a street or in a parking lot. But the feeling I get in knowing I am the adult and I guide gently across the road. I explained to them that cars can not see them or I don't want them to drift away from me. There is something about holding a hand, that makes us feel protected and close to someone. It is just so very special to my heart.
I can hear Jesus say this now: TAKE MY HAND!
Jesus wants us to know that he is there for us an not going to leave us. He guides and wants us to hold his hand. I find that Jesus not only holds my hand, but my heart too! Giving all of me to God and giving all of you to God, means so much. A total surrender to God and that means letting go of certain things. God will bring new things into your life and teach you how to balance it all out. Time is the best gift you can give anyone and spending time with God is amazing. I learn to develop my faith and learn of his ways. It has taken me time to grow in God.
So much changes in our lives from the time we are born, until our now. So many people become bitter or angry at life. When in reality, they need only to TAKE THE HAND OF GOD and to trust him. That often takes a leap of faith and pressing toward God with all your heart. I have found that sometimes my granddaughters grab my hand and sometimes I grab their hands. We are there for each other and you can feel the love. The same love that is between God and a human. He wants us to lean to him and hold his hand throughout life.
TAKE MY HAND ~
A SUDDEN GOOD BREAK CAN TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND
When I surrendered my life to God, it started the process of life changing experiences! When you surrendered your life to him, your process started too. If you haven't surrendered your heart to God, do so today by just asking forgiveness of sin and a yes to him. It's easy and he is there ready to hold your hand through it all. I have learned that not everything will turn out the way we think, but it is better when I trust in God and lean not to my own understanding on somethings.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.