Thursday, September 29, 2022

Feeling weighted down today…?


 

I sometimes get stuck in the weeds worrying about things that I have either no control over or haven’t handed over to God.  When that happens, I feel burdened by the weight of my worrying. 



I have a standing joke I share with friends: “Take my advice, I’m not using it…”

It is easy to say; “Hand this over to the Lord.”  When I have something bothering me, I tend to hold it tight and wonder why I feel burdened.  I proceed to pray and hand it over to my heavenly Father at the cross.  Then I turn around to walk away and realize I am holding it again. 

Whoops.. Did I just take it back again?  Yes, I did…  Sometimes I need a reminder to let things go. Sharing my struggles here is a great way to take the first steps.



While having breakfast with a friend, I discovered I needed this reminder again.  As she shared her burdens and self-condemnation with me, I saw a picture in my head.  She was wearing her burdens like an oversized coat on her back.  They were very heavy and consuming.  The burdens were not hers to carry. 

I reminded her that Jesus nailed her past and future sins to the cross.  She was removing those sins and carrying them on her back like an old, oversized coat. 

“Remove the coat and give it back to who can take care if it for you.”

“It is not your burden to carry.”

“It is not your coat to carry.”

Romans 8:1 says: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus

When we become a Christian, God forgives our past, present, and future sins.  Why would we want to carry that burden after what Christ did for us?

It also struck home with me.  How many times have I walked around carrying someone else’s coat?  Next time I feel a heavy weight, I am going to look behind me and make sure I take the coat off – and give it to who can handle it…



She felt a release of the burden when we shared together.  Then as a reminder, God is so good, He gave her another confirmation in Isaiah 41:10.  This is one of her favorite verses.

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

I just happened to have that verse on my arm as a temporary tattoo.  I change them out weekly and this was the one I picked for the week.

Another holy echo by God sharing how important my friend is to Him and that she needs to give ALL her burdens back to Him.  God has big shoulders and can handle all the burdens better than she could.

Are you feeling burdened today?  Remove the heavy coat and give it to who can lighten the load for you. 

Rest in Him today.

 

Matthew 11:30 (NIV)

For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Matthew 11:29 (NIV)

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Psalms 119:105 (NIV)

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Community...


Today’s writing has been a holy echo for me.  I keep hearing the word community over and over in sermons and other areas of my life.  So, with that, I said; “Okay Lord, I am listening…”  And here we are 😊

Let’s get the basics out of the way first…

When I looked up what is community I found:

A group of people existing in a place that share; a purpose, a sense of belonging, and communicate with each other.

Covid decimated community in 2020.  Everyone became islands by themselves and alone.  I try not to take stock in surveys or research.  However, I did see that there are many studies sharing how loneliness increased significantly due to Covid.  We have been slowly moving back into our routines, but some have chosen to stay away permanently.

Look what happened to the church.  You walk into most churches today and there are many people who haven’t returned.  The seats remain empty.  They will tell you they are going ‘online’ or have other excuses.  Online is a great opportunity for those who cannot go for physical reasons.  My mother was physically unable to attend towards the end of her life, so we used to go online together to be fed spiritually.  The problem with that is we missed out on community and fellowship.  We only had each other. 

Community, the church can be there easier when we are In church.  Remember the toolbox story I wrote?  If not scroll back to the beginning of the year to find it 😊  It’s harder to be there for someone if you are not present.  It’s harder to ask for help when you are home and not with other believers.  The enemy gets in our head faster when we are alone and without others.

The enemy would like nothing better than to keep it that way.  The best way an animal can catch its prey is by separating it from the herd.  As Christians, when we are separated, we become vulnerable to attacks.  Next thing we know, we are listening to the enemy whispering in our ear.


Discouraging us, confusing us…



Covid has become a convenient excuse to bow out of society for some.  We are not meant to be alone.  We can’t function as an island.  It is not healthy physically or mentally.

God has a plan for each of us.  Remember Jeremiah 29:11?

We need each other to complete the plan.  We cannot do this alone.  We need community.  We need fellowship.  God calls us to fellowship together for strength and encouragement.

Each of us is a piece of the puzzle.  Don’t let the puzzle fall apart by separating from community.



Step out in faith with me today!  Be a part of Community…

 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

'Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. '

 Hebrews 10:24-25

'And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. '

 Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

'Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. '

 

 


 

Friday, September 16, 2022

God's CB radio

 


I like to take notes in church and often sit with my notebook and pen in hand as our pastor speaks.   We are currently going through the book of Romans.  I love going through the bible each week because I learn something new every time.  You can read through the bible multiple times and learn something new each time.  The Holy Spirit reveals what you need when you pick up your bible.  If you haven’t dived into His word lately, I encourage you to learn more about our Heavenly Father by reading His love letter to you.  He waits for us every day to reach out to Him with our thoughts and requests.  As a parent I understand that statement.  I am blessed when one of our kids reaches out to us and wants to share their life with us.  It is a relationship.  It is fellowship with our Father who wants to share His thoughts with us as well.

I heard an analogy in church last Sunday that caught my attention.  Prayer is a conversation with God.  I am sure you have heard that many times over the years.  Of course, prayer is a conversation with God.  We are reaching out to God with our requests and thoughts for the day when we pray.   The part that caught my attention was when our pastor compared our conversation with God to a CB radio. 

For those who haven’t seen one in a while, a CB (citizens band) radio allows short distance person-to-many persons bidirectional voice communication using two-way radios operating on 40 channels.  You might remember seeing one in movies or trucks as they roll down the road talking to each other.   I suddenly have Smoky and the Bandit on my mind…

The cool thing about CB radios is you can communicate with someone instantaneously if they are on the same channel as you.  The bad thing is there are only so many channels and if someone else is on one you need to wait your turn.

Another observation is when you use a CB radio to speak to someone, you need to hold down the talk button.  When you want a response, you need to release the button.  If you keep the button down, you can’t hear the other person and they can’t respond.  Communication is a two-way street and holding down the button only allows a one-way conversation which is not productive for either party.


When we reach out to God with our requests and concerns, we need to remember to release the talk button, so to speak, and let Him share His thoughts with us.  If I am holding down the button and only sharing my concerns with God, I am missing out on the other half of the conversation.  Remember, we are in a relationship with the Living God.  Holding down the button defeats the purpose.  We need to let go of the button and be still waiting for His reply.  Sometimes that reply takes time because He is waiting on us to sit in His presence and wait.  Other times the reply comes instantly.  Either way, you can’t have a meaningful conversation with the button held down.

The incredible thing about our conversation with God is, unlike a CB radio, we only need one channel, and He hears all requests and can communicate back to us instantly.  We just need to be open and reach out to Him.

Reach out to Him today and don’t forget to release the talk button…

He is waiting for you…

 

Isaiah 55:6 (NIV)

Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

Psalms 46:10 (NIV)

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Do you ever feel unheard...?

 


Have you been in a conversation where someone was not listening, or partially listening to your words?  

This morning I was having a conversation with my husband, and he turned and said, “Honestly I didn’t hear anything you just said to me.”  I had to stop for a minute and then laugh, because I have done it to him before as well.  That comes with the territory of us trying to do so many things with our business and the ministry on a daily basis.  We get so caught up with our thoughts we can forget what the person right in front of us is saying.




This also happens with some of my customers.  That is why we spend extra time repeating what they should expect from us when we set a call.  First, I let the customer know on the phone that we are setting an approximate time and that time is not set in stone due to service calls before theirs.  The previous calls can take five minutes or several hours which then determines when the technician will arrive. I also mention that with the estimated time, they will receive a call from their technician when he is about ½ hour away from their home.  This gives them a more accurate timeframe to work with as he gets closer to the appointment. 

Next, we send out an email notification that repeats what I said on the phone.  Finally, they receive another text/email the day before stating the same thing.  Most times this works for the customer however some ignore all the information given and then call me wondering where their technician is.




I have heard before, no pun intended, that God gave us two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak.  The standing joke sometimes is that people stick their fingers in their ears and pretend to hear us.  

With all that goes on in our daily lives we are bombarded by the noise around us.  We can miss the message given.  Sometimes we need to just take a breath and ask the person to repeat their thoughts. 



God also speaks to us daily.
  Do we hear Him or are we too busy listening to our own thoughts.  Imagine how He feels reaching out to His children every day and watching them ignore His message…  We want Him to hear our cries.  Take time to hear His words…



Take a moment to reflect on what you did today.  Who did you speak to?  Did you really hear their message?  Do you need to go back to him or her and revisit the conversation?

Did God try to speak to you today and the noise around you drowned out His message?

Ask for His divine assistance as you tackle your day today.  Sometimes we just need to pause and say, please forgive me, can you repeat that?

Said in love, and oneness of feeling because I do this every day…

 

Psalms 61:1 (NLT)

O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer!

James 1:19 (NLT)

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

Mark 4:25 (NLT)

To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them.”


Friday, September 2, 2022

Pause and Pray

 


Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to react in haste?  I like to call it my ‘knee-jerk’ reaction.  You know, when you hit the part of your knee and it forces your leg to shoot forward?  I have done this often over my lifetime. 



Someone cuts you off while driving – you do…?


An acquaintance arrives late for a meeting – you say…?


You answer the phone to an angry customer, again – you say…?


You call for the umpteenth time to get a resolution to something you cannot do by yourself and are told the same answer, they will call back. – you say….?


One of your kids drops/breaks/spills something – you….?




I have to be honest and say I have not always reacted the best to some of these examples above.   Sometimes it is because I am tired/sick and my patience is thin.  Other times, I have assumed what was going on when I had no clue.  Either way, I needed to step back and then do the ‘pause and pray’


Pause – Take a deep breath.  Remember this is just one event, and not forever.  Taking a breath refocuses your mind.  When I get upset, I often take shorter breaths.  Take deep breaths and concentrate on your breathing.  It can calm most moments.


Pray – Always take a moment to pray.  Praying refocuses your heart.  When I do take the time to pray, I hear the still small voice of the Holy Spirit telling me how to respond.  I am then responding in the Spirit, and not my flesh. When I take the time to say even a small prayer before I speak or do something, I am happier with my response.  I have more peace in the process.  If possible, reach out to others to pray with you.  


Remember where two or more are gathered…



Next time you feel rushed to act, remember to pause and pray.  Then act or speak with the wisdom of the Holy Spirit within you.  He will give you direction and clarity.  Remember the enemy rushes you when God stills your heart.  It is a work in process for me…but with His help I am doing a bit better each day.

 


Matthew 18:20 (NIV)

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Psalms 1:2 (NIV)

but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.

James 1:5 (NIV)

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.


Friday, August 19, 2022

My clay experiences...

 


There are a few movies that I could watch over and over because they make me laugh.
 My Big Fat Greek Wedding is one.  The one-liners get me, and I often repeat them when I have the opportunity. 

There is one scene where the main character - Toula makes the decision to date a ‘non-Greek’ and hide it from her family.  Toula tells her entire family that she is going to a pottery class - while instead - she is out with Ian Miller.  Obviously, this only lasts for a hot minute and one of her cousins discovers the secret.  The cousin confronts Toula at her workplace when she catches the couple kissing.  The famous words from her cousin’s mouth; “Well Hello Mr. Pottery Class!”  makes me laugh every time because Ian Miller is obviously anything but potter class.

This stuck in my head for years until one day I found the perfect opportunity to use it!  My husband and I visited family a few years back and they invited us to, of all things, a pottery class.  I posted this picture below and titled it: “Well Hello Mr. Pottery Class!”  😊  I know only a few will get it, but I couldn’t help myself…

 


God has many lines (scriptures) in His word that I repeat daily to feed my soul and give me comfort and sometimes a laugh too.  One scripture that hits home is Isaiah 45:9. I can see God speaking these words to me daily…

“Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’?

 

If you have ever seen the process of creating pottery, you would know it is quite the undertaking for the Potter.  First, the clay needs to be kneaded by hand to work out the air bubbles. This process takes time because the clay needs to be warmed and constantly kneaded to eliminate soft spots and made the clay more pliable.

 


Next the Potter takes the clay and places it on the wheel to start forming the bowl.  The skills of the Potter are shown as He carefully shapes the clay.  It is tough to rework the clay if mistakes happen, so the Potter takes His time to create the masterpiece.

 


Finally, there is a firing process that hardens the bowl.  The pottery is placed in a kiln for 12 hours at 850 degrees Fahrenheit.  The fire removes the physical and chemical water so the piece can be glazed without returning to mud and breaking.  The temperature is then dropped from the 850 degrees and the bowl remains in the kiln for 48 hours. 


The bowl is then removed and glazed or painted. 


 

Now why am I sharing all of this with you?  Because as scripture says, God is the Potter, and we are the clay He is forming for His will in our lives.  He is refining us through daily kneading and fire.  We can’t become who He has created us to be without the Potters hand in our lives.  When we try to change in our own strength, we fail miserably.  I know I do. 

However, the process is not always neat or comfortable. I complain when I am kneaded into the shape He has intended for my life. I am a mess sitting on the potter’s wheel like a lump covered in water.  I then cry out when the fire gets hotter in my life.  “Where are you God?!” 

Free will steps in. I sometimes fight the process.  I need to put myself on the alter as a living sacrifice as He does His will in my life.  I struggle daily with that. Someone shared with me recently that it is hard to keep a living sacrifice on an alter because it keeps jumping down.  I try not to jump down as the fire gets hotter.  I need to trust Him with everything.

I am so grateful for His grace and mercy towards me as I often complain through the entire process.  I need to trust the method, even during the pain, knowing He has my best interest at heart. 

Side note, did you notice no two pieces of potter are identical?  That is the same for us.  God has created us uniquely different.  Not one of us is identical to another person.  Even ‘identical’ twins are not.   God created us each differently to be a part of the body of Christ. How awesome is God?


So - next time you see a piece of pottery, thank our Heavenly Father for continuing that process in you…

 


Jeremiah 18:6 (NIV)

He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.

Isaiah 45:9 (NIV)

“Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’?

 


https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Pottery


Friday, August 12, 2022

Do you need a time out?

 

Sometimes the things of the world get to me and wear me down. 

During those times I need to take a break and spend time refreshing and refocusing on God and His word and His will for me.  Not all problems are for me to solve.  I can have that ‘knee jerk’ reaction and want to step in and fix it for someone.  Sometimes that someone is myself.  

Instead, I need to stop…


Breath…

Pray…

Read His word…

And then listen.  To what God wants me to do.  Or what He doesn’t want me to do.

Often, I can see the solution clearly with His help.  I have a tendency as mentioned before to react and not listen to the Holy Spirit.  Taking that extra moment, hour, or sometimes days helps me make the right decision.  His decision, not mine.

Mary sat at the feet of our Lord, while Martha was busy running around in her own strength. I can easily be Martha and forget Mary in the story.  God called me to be a Martha, but only when I am first a Mary.  Sitting at His feet daily to hear from Him.  If I go out in my own strength, I get overwhelmed and discouraged quickly.  If I fill my cup by sitting at His feet in the morning, I can then tackle the world like Martha with God at my side.

The problems seem smaller when I am at His feet in the morning.  The solutions come faster when I am not bogged down by the storm and my focus is on the One who calms the storm.

Take that time out for yourself today and sit at the feet of Jesus.  Read His promises below.

He will refocus you. 

He will reset your thoughts. 

He will give you direction.  Trust the process…

 


 

Deuteronomy 4:29 (NIV)

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Psalms 119:2 (NIV)

Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart

Luke 11:9 (NIV)

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

Matthew 11:29 (NIV)

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Exodus 33:14 (NIV)

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”


 Copyright © 2022 Peggy A. Priest. All Rights Reserved.


Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Plot Twist...!

 

I am a planner.  I am a project manager by trade.  

So, it is almost impossible for me NOT to plan.  In our business I need to have my planning hat securely on while I plan our day’s activities.  Things come up and I often end up playing a game of Jenga moving blocks around praying none will fall.  It takes combination of skill, faith, and a lot of prayer.


Sometimes when I pray and move forward with a plan, things happen.  I call them my plot twists in life.  Today I woke up late, plot twist.  For some crazy reason our alarm wasn’t set, and we were woken by our puppy Benny.  I was grateful for Benny - otherwise I might still be sleeping…



After running around in a hurry to get things started and the team out the door, I sat down to breathe for a second before running out to do my activities.

Then suddenly I received a text - and another plot twist. Everything I had planned just got changed out of my control.

I sat down, took a breath, and prayed.

Was God surprised by my day?

Was it a plot twist for Him?



We both know that’s not the case.
  Nothing surprises God. He knows the beginning from the end of time and in our lives.  We may be surprised, but He is not. Honestly, I was a bit surprised.  But I know God’s got me and my situation.  I can stand in faith knowing He will show me the next steps to take.  Because I don’t know the entire picture, I need to trust my God and His direction. 

What can cause these ‘plot twists’ in our lives?


1.       Timing.

Sometimes it just isn’t the right time.  Because we don’t know the beginning from the end of our story, we don’t see the pitfalls that may come in play.  We might be running late because God is intervening and saving us from something.  Remember Balaam and the donkey?  The donkey was saving Balaam from God’s judgement. 

God may have given us the direction, but it is not the right time.  Remember Abram and how long he waited on God for a son?  Abram was one hundred years old when Isaac was born.  God was not late.  He was just in time knowing how the story would end.

2.       Testing.

Sometimes He is working in us and asking for our surrender in a matter.  God may be testing me like He did with Abraham and Isaac.  What is more important to me?  What I have in front of me, or my God?  Who is on the throne of my life?

3.       Trusting.

Sometimes I just need to trust Him even when I don’t know why things turned upside down.  It is hard to accept change when we don’t know why it happened.  However, we are here to trust Him and the process.  Job trusted God even when he didn’t understand what happened in his life.  I can cry out to the Lord for understanding, but in the end, I need to trust my loving God knows what is best for me.

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So, in my plot twist day, I chose to go back to prayer and read His word to clear my head and bring me back to Who is in control.  I may or may not understand why it happened today.  But I trust who holds my days in His hands.  I will reach out to His family for prayer as I step aside and ask for His guidance going forward.

 

Please pray with me as we move forward in our day, trusting Him, in all plot twists. 

Father give us guidance and wisdom so we can see Your will in our lives.  You know the beginning from the end.  Please give us Your peace as we trust Your process in all the changes around us. 

In Jesus name, Amen…

 

Numbers 22:30-33

The donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?” “No,” he said. Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell

facedown. The angel of the Lord asked him, “Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me. The donkey saw me and turned away from me these three times. If it had not turned away, I would certainly have killed you by now, but I would have spared it.”

 

Genesis 15:2-6

But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord , what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Abram believed the Lord , and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Genesis 21:5

Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

Genesis 22:1-2

Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied.

 

Job 1:21-22

and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.

 

 

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Storms brewing...?

 


We are due to have a few storms over the next few days in upstate New York.  My puppy Benny Hates storms with a capital H!  When the storms come, our poor Benny starts to shake and wants to be held. 

Here is our little Benny


We had a couple nasty thunderstorms at night this past spring and the thunderclaps were so Big that Benny now associates nighttime with storms and is afraid to go to bed.  We need to prepare him for bedtime by sitting with him in our bed for a while with the lights on.  Then he eventually settles down for the night. 

Benny also associates rain with the storms so even when it rains a bit, he gets scared and starts to shake.  This is a new thing for Benny.  He is three years old and was never scared before with storms rolling in.  

Benny reminded me of how I can react when the storms of life come at me.  The storms can be very noisy and distracting to my daily activities especially when I am not expecting them.  Like Benny I can get overwhelmed easily by the storm and not focus on who can calm the storm.



The enemy sometimes brings microbursts into our lives. These microbursts can be a health issue, an unexpected confrontation from a friend, or even an issue at work.  The enemy uses these microbursts to catch us off guard.

Sometimes the storm becomes darker and stronger.  The winds pick up and try to push us back.  

The enemy will use this time to shout in our ear -  GO BACK!  You are going in the WRONG direction!  Some storms are caused by the enemy because we are making strides for the Kingdom of God.  Satan tries to distract and deter us from God’s direction.

Remember - God may have called us to go through the storm to get to the other side.  Also, He has allowed the storm for a reason.  We need to trust God has the bigger picture.  He knows the beginning from the end of this storm.



He also has a plan in the process.  Remember, He is also with us in the storm.  GOD calls us to move forward in faith knowing HE has got our back!   Trust God in this trial.  He might be using the storm to sift, or move us or those around us.  We may learn the reason later.  Sometimes we don’t discover the reason until we see Him face to face.  Either way HE IS IN CONTROL of the storm.

Never forget - God is all Powerful and can end it at any second.  He is allowing it and we need to stand firm knowing we are not alone in this. 

And unlike my Benny, we can KNOW God is in control and He is the one who allows and calms the storms of life.  

Also, this storm is only a season.  This storm will not last forever. The enemy would like us to believe that lie.  This storm will pass, and the clouds will part.  The SON (sun) is revealed sometimes during the storm, and sometimes after.  Either way, HE is with us.



What storms are you facing today?  Look up and remember God is with you and will get you through this.  Push through and pray for wisdom and discernment in the storm.  Never forget – He didn’t bring you this far to let you go.


Psalms 56:3

But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

Romans 8:28

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Philippians 1:6

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

 

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