Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Problems (con't)

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 this morning, the moon was still full and shining brightly, and then daylight came and dimmed the light some. We have a windy day today and it is supposed to get up to 80! The warm weather is good for fair-goers and then the Strawberry Festival, but we have more cold weather coming.

I saw about five turtles sunning themselves at the Park yesterday and lots of brown grass from the frosts we have had. It looks brown in every neighborhood that does not have trees, but, hopefully, will soon green up with the coming of rain and spring. The azaleas at the park are blooming but not as much as years past, because they were cut down so far. I have been advised to trim ours down, which will lose some blooms next year, but be better for them after that. We have one bush that is covered with blossoms, and the others not so much, but God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How else does God care for me in times of trouble and danger?

Psalm 91:11 He orders his angels to protect you wherever you go.

Hebrews 1:14 Angels are only servants. They are spirits sent from God to care for those who will receive salvation.

In addition to all the other sources of help, God sends his mighty angels to watch over us. Though we rarely see them, we can trust God's word that they will care for us.

2 Corinthians 4:8-10 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we don't give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going. Through suffering, these bodies of ours constantly share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.

God shows his care by his constant presence in our lives.

How can we help each other with our problems?

Galatians 6:2 Share each others troubles and problems, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

God works through others to show comfort and concern, to restore and refresh to correct and challenge. While we each have burdens to bear, one of the great advantages of being a part of God's family is that we do not have to bear our burdens along.

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

Love and hugs,