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! It is getting daylight earlier and earlier these days. When I stepped outside at six it was already daylight, but the moon was still in place and shining brightly. God is good!
After running errands yesterday morning, including stopping at the library to return books and checking out more, it was already too warm to walk, so I drove through the park to see what was going on, and saw an egret, standing by the water, like a sentinel keeping watch. An anhinga was perched on the banks of the weir getting in place to spread its wings, but still no sign of the gopher tortoise. I hope nothing has happened to it. He is huge and very old.
P.S. I already read and finished one of the books I checked out... couldn't wait! But the ironing is still waiting!!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How will God rescue those who depend on him?
Psalm 91:9-16 If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your dwelling. For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone. You will trample down lions and poisonous snakes; you will crush fierce lions ans serpents under your feet. The Lord says, "I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them. I will satisfy them with a long life and give them my salvation."
The Lord gives us absolute assurance: "I will rescue those who love me." This passage does not give us license to be reckless. But it gives us the promise that when people and circumstances turn against us, God is for us.
Psalm 72:12-14 He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them. He feels pity for the weak and the needy and he will rescue them. He will save them from oppression and from violence, for their lives are precious to him.
2 Corinthians 1:8-10 I think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and completely overwhelmed, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we learned not to rely on ourselves, but on God who can raise the dead. And he did deliver us from mortal danger. And we are confident that he will continue to deliver us.
No situation is too difficult for the Lord. The greater our need, the greater the depth of his love and compassion is for us.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,