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! We have already had a brief shower this morning, which I was not aware of, until I saw water dripping off the roof and saw the porch was wet. Now the sky is overcast, but yesterday was full of sunshine, so it all balances out!
My cleaning ladies came and I always have a chance to catch up with them. They are an interesting couple. One is married and has grandchildren, the other has been divorced for a long time with a bird and a dog, but they get along very well and even take trips together. One smokes and likes to gamble, the other is compassionate and always willing to help. God puts different people together who get along very well. They seem to work well, although I have noticed that one likes to chat more than work, and the other does her job, without stopping. I am thankful for them.
I had a short trip to the park later yesterday and noticed that the canal is way up. It is much higher than usual, but will soon go down if no more rain comes. I noticed a great white heron with his head bent down at the weir, very interested in something in the water. Majestic! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can I have hope when times are tough?
Hebrews 10:23 Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.
Our hope is rooted in God's integrity and faithfulness. When everything else falls apart, we can cling to the fact that God keeps his word.
Our troubles do not surprise the Lord and should not surprise us. Trouble is rampant in this fallen world. Our focus should be on Jesus who has overcome the world and all its troubles.
Romans 14:14 I pray that God who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in him. May you overflow with hope through the power of his Holy Spirit.
I always give thanks for you remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,