When my patience is short in waiting, I find myself saying this:
Psalm 51:10 KJVCreate in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalm 130:5 NIV
I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.
Micah 7:7 NIV
But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
TIME ~ day by day and moment by moment, we lean not to our understanding on things. Trusting God is just that, trusting! His love is beyond a human understanding of forgiveness and love. He wants the more of us in life and he guides our lives according to the word of God. Have you ever notice how a clock just ticks by and minutes turn so quickly into an hour? I have and I see the same thing in God's plan for my life. I might not see the complete picture one minutes, but suddenly the picture becomes clear to me. God's grace and mercy is enough to change my life forever. A trust and hope in a new day that brings life.
I find that one act of kindness goes a million miles and you can't place that on a clock of time. It becomes a moment that last forever in your mind. I will watch for the Lord and I know he will hear me. I believe the Bible and I know that I must do my part too. I can't just read a scripture, but plant it deep within my heart. Knowing that he word unfolds to a bigger picture. A moment that he loves you beyond time.
Yesterday, my mother in law/love (Helen) was rushed to ICU and heart was failing. The heart doctor got things under control and all is well. They are still trying to figure things out, but as my husband and I sat there last night, we had a chance to speak to a nurse. An amazing conversation about trusting doctor's with our lives and thankful for their years of study. The conversation went on and we began to talk about aging people and how hard that is to watch. Her grandmother was in the hospital the same night as Helen and she was confused. Knowing someone at their best and seeing them decline is hard. We spoke of trusting God through it all.
As we continued to wait in the room, a man came in to turn Helen over. He began to tell us the struggles of a single dad and his daughter is graduation this year. Where did the time go and my little girl is almost done with school. You could see the joy in his eyes as she spoke of his daughter. Change happens and people just kept telling us stories yesterday. It was nice to be able to share some wisdom of kids that graduate and adults kids. The relationship can continue and the joy of watching their lives. Only keeping the conversation positive and telling him he is a great dad. He smiled big and said thank you.
I know that in one day, God purpose conversations with people if we will open up. The same thing happen to me when someone said, "How are you today". I got tears in my eyes and I said, "it's a hard day watching my mother in law/love because it brings back flashbacks of my mom before she went to heaven. Bitter sweet for sure and I know that all of us have a time to be born and to die. We wait for good things in life and we wait on hard things in life. Through it all, I HAVE LEARNED TO TRUST IN GOD and to lean not to my own understanding. I count blessings daily and bring my mind back to good times.
I'm human just like you and together we do make a difference. Alone, we still make a difference and it's important to allow God to use your stories, your life and your willingness in new ways. Who knew that one day I would write daily or tell stories but I love it. I try hard daily to do the right thing in life and share hope in a new day.
Purpose this a good day of thanksgiving!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. I'm thankful you have taken time to plant hope and live in freedom of mind today.