Why do we let the worries of this life bog us down so? If He takes care of the grass, fields, and sparrows then He will take care of us. Our worth to Him is so much more than anything else He created. You and I are very valuable to God. He sees what we are going through and He knows and He’s got this.
Once, I was traveling out of town and the hotel we were staying in had one of those beauty magnifying mirrors that swing out on an arm. You know the ones I’m talking about. They get up close and really personal in your face. What you thought you looked like in a normal mirror became something totally different in this magnifying truth teller.
I often avoid those mirrors because there’s only so much truth about my face I want to see. But, looking into these things a whole world of pores and things that seem to come out of nowhere all of sudden can’t be ignored. The eyebrows need more manicuring than once thought. Things need to be plucked, covered, or taken care of to present this face to the world before I left out that day.
As I said, I always avoided these mirrors but I must admit when I stepped back to see the final results I was more than pleased and fully intend on having one installed in my bathroom at home.
How often are we afraid to take a closer look at ourselves? Not our face per se but at things like the inner man, our life, and our relationship with God. Are we too afraid of what we’ll find when we look too closely? Do we not want things revealed to us that may have gone by without a closer inspection?
God wants the best for His people but sometimes the best means we have some stuff that needs to be plucked and dealt with first. We have to seek the beautifying of His Spirit in order to step back and see the glorious final results He has for us up ahead.
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. . .” 2 Corinthians 13:5
No matter who you are in life there will be a
time when you need help outside of yourself.
When all your inner capacities are drained and
strained and we feel like we can’t press
through anymore, we need Him to refill and
strengthen us in this journey.
The good news is God is here for His people
to give them what they need to make it
through even the hardest times of life. Where
we lack, He will supply. Where we come up
short, He can meet us there and provide the
means to keep us, deliver us, and set us free.
Turn to Him today. “The LORD will give strength
unto his people; the LORD will bless his
people with peace.” Psalm 29:11.
GOD HAS A FUTURE FOR US! “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11 ) We may not know what this day will bring, but God does. In His sovereignty, we trust and go forward. Have a very blessed day!
“Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’? I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.
So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
Luke 11:5-13, NKJV
Keep praying – Never give up!
Day in and day out, sometimes it seems to
never change and you begin to wonder, does
it all make a difference? You put the hand to
the plow and push forward in everything that
is before you, at the same time you may
Wonder no more, my friend, because it does
make a difference. Everything you do for God
and every step you take in His name, He sees
and He is recording in righteousness your labor
of love before Him. You are not forgotten.
It all matters before Him regardless of who
else is paying attention to you, or not.
You and your works are not forgotten before
our righteous God. Don’t give in. Don’t give up.
God sees and knows it all.
Encouragement in the Word:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11
” . . . I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10