I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope Psalm 130:5 KJV
When we were young many of us used to song: “The B-I-B-L-E, Yes! that’s the book for me. I stand alone on the word of God, The B-I-B-L-E!” Today as we are older, whether we are looking out the window at a nursing home or looking out the window at work or school we all sometimes wonder how we will make it. Where will we get the strength just to keep putting one foot in front of the other?
It is easier facing outward conflicts because at least we can see the enemy we are fighting. But when things seem dark and confusing on the inside then there are moments when we feel as if things are hopeless. God’s word gives us this promise from King David who found that his greatest enemies were bigger than the giant Goliath whom he had faced on the battlefield. David’s battle with sin, failure, and shame left him wondering how he could face his family, his friends and his responsibility as a leader and example for others.
At his darkest moment David remembers that the same God who had given him hope when he fought the giant with a sling had also promised him forgiveness and restoration when he had sinned. God’s word isn’t weakened by our failures, doubts or needs. There is no limit to how much God can restore and His promises are not a limited time offer. You haven’t missed your chance to ask God for His help. Today is the perfect day in all eternity to put your hope in His word!
Are you ever called not to bear another’s burden? What about planning your own future, even when you’re someone’s caregiver? What if their “burdens” interfere with your personal goals for the future, are you allowed to set them aside?
via Planning Your Future as a Caregiver While “Bearing Another’s Burdens” — Paradigm Shift
There are some things that are so difficult even to think about as a care giver. I love this post because it is both practical and loving in its encouragement and advice. Thanks Emily for sharing this excellent post!!
“Where there never is heard a discouraging word. And the skies are not cloudy all day.” was a line from a song written when in reality the settlers in the American West encountered blizzards, droughts, gunslingers and other assorted dangers. This kind of whistling in the dark is a pass time which most of us engage in when facing our worst moments in life. The eerily cheerful notes reflect a false bravado we use in place of faith in a loving God. Recently I have felt tired and worn out. Friends and family have either passed away or moved away and it has been easiest some days to just focus on sunny things while ignoring the fears that nip at my heels like a pack of jackals.
But the Apostle Paul reminds us that he found his comfort, not from his surroundings, friends or circumstances but from a God who gave Him comfort when he needed it most.
Continue reading “God’s Comfort”
Reading Luke 24:13:31
As Christians, Easter should be more than just a event on our calendar. Easter must be first the celebration of the central event of our lives. On the the first Easter Sunday as two believers walked along sadly remembering the death of Jesus, the living Christ came and listened!
In 2018 we have walked much further than they, yet as we share with one another in remembering Him He still comes along side. What sadness or grief do you carry today? Jesus Himself offers to share our journey and give us a life that is greater than any death! He is closer than we realize and still waiting to be revealed in the breaking of the bread.