Wednesday, April 4, 2007


Good morning, Dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cloudy day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside about 5:30am, I was surprised to see the full moon almost totally hidden by clouds. We really need rain and I hope that is what the clouds mean.

Yesterday I was feeling stronger after my battle with this virus, so I thought I would walk to the first shelter at the Park. After viewing a fat, lazy gator sunning, I felt strong enough to walk all the way to the Tower, and there I saw a baby gator, plus two large ones swimming in the lake. We also saw a four footer sunning on the bank of the canal as we drove in. It's spring and gators are on the prowl!!

From the Promise Bible:

How Can I trust God when I can't see a way out of my problem?

Genesis 18:13-14 "The Lord said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh?" Why did she say, "Can an old woman like me have a baby?" Is anything too hard for the Lord? About a year from now, just as I told you, I will return, and Sarah will have a son."

Luke 1:37 "Nothing is impossible with God."

Doubt often arises because we look at the problem instead of looking up to God. God is not limited by our circumstances or by our lack of resources or abilities. Sarah and Abraham, Mary and Joseph, and many other of God's people across the centuries have learned that God can do anything.

Matthew 21:21-22 "Jesus told them, " I assure you if you have faith and don't doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, "May God lift you up and throw you into the sea,' and it will happen. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."

Luke 12:31-32 "He will give you all you need from day to day if you make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. So don't be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom. "

Matthew 14:31 "Instantly Jesus reached out his hand and grabbed him. "You don't have much faith,"Jesus said. "Why did you doubt me?"

When Peter was walking on water, he was overcome by doubt. But Jesus did not punish him and allow him to drown. He saved Peter.

Doubt can be a starting place for us. We can begin to learn more about our Lord and about our faith. Let your doubts drive you into the word of God and draw you into healthy fellowship with the Lord.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,