I did not get over to the park until later in the afternoon, and saw lots of people hanging over the bridge looking down, so I am assuming that the gator that hangs around there, was very visible. There were a couple dozen cars parked, so there must have been a crowd on the boardwalk. It was something free to see and learn about nature. I saw the mama duck with all her little fuzzies happily pecking in an area of clover in someone's yard. They are super cute, but not so cute when they grow up. There must be hundreds around this area! This morning I saw a lizard inside the water bowl, so I guess in addition to the birds and squirrels, anoles and lizards also drink. So, God is good!
From the little devotional book Knowing God:
"I say this because I know what I am planning for you," says the Lord. "I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future."
Jeremiah 29:11 NCV
How can you get to know God if you're unwilling to trust Him? The answer, of course, is that you can't. That's why you should trust God in everything (and that means entrusting your future to God).
Do you trust in the ultimate goodness of God's plan for your life? Will you face tomorrow's challenges with optimism and hope? You should. After all, God created you for a very important reason. His reason. And you still have important work to do. His work.
Today, as you live in the present and look to the future, remember that God has an amazing plan for you. Act-and believe--accordingly.
Take courage. We walk in the wilderness today and in the Promised Land tomorrow.
Never be afraid to trust and unknown future to a known God.
Corrie Ten Boom
Lord, sometimes when I think about the future, I worry. Today, I will do a better job of trusting. You. If i become discouraged, I will turn to You. If is am afraid, I will seek strength in You. You are my Father, and I will place my hope, my trust, and my faith in You. Amen
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,