Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside in the cool darkness this morning, I could not see the stars because of fog, I guess, but now the sky is blue and streaked with pink from the rising sun. The day is full of promises!
Yesterday, I was able to take my usual walk, without too much talk-back from my foot. As I arrived at the tower I was excited to see an osprey circling closer and closer over the lake, and was hoping to see it hover. Sure enough! As soon as it got nearly overhead, it hovered in place for a few seconds and then was joined by its mate, and they glided and circled on. God is so good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Shouldn't those who believe in God be free from crisis?
John 16:33 "I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world."
Crisis should not surprise us. We expect crisis and difficulty because we live in a fallen world. Jesus' warning keeps us from panic, and his promise of victory keeps us from discouragement.
Psalm 46:1,3 "God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!"
Nothing in this world is stable or safe. We can find no lasting shelter apart from the Lord. When we rely on him, though everything else is shaken, our faith will never be.
Psalm 50:15 "Trust me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory."
God promises to rescue us for our own welfare and for his glory.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,