Friday, March 11, 2011

Making friends with my problems.

I've gone back and forth between crying and being strong,faithful.
Still no desire to pack...but I'm not worried. If I pack I won't know where stuff is, what stuff we want to take what stuff we want to get rid off. Nothing that we use is getting packed yet.
I was told to take down our pictures.
The house is still our home until July.
The pictures of our family, of our life STAY. Until July.
I've been vigilant with doing devotions, both with the family and on my own through out the day. Reading your sweet emails and messages.
All giving me just the right dose of encouragement right when I need it, in the very way my heart can handle it.
Can I share some of it with you?

Good morning Sara! Remember we were talking about crisis mode? Just doing the next thing . . . etc. In my devotion today it talked about crisis which comes from the Greek word that means decision or judgment. A crisis of belief is not a calamity in your life but a turning point where you must make a decision. You must decide what you truly believe about God. The way you respond at this turning point will determine whether you become involved with God in something God-sized that only He can do or whether you will continue to go your own way and miss what He has purposed for your life. The way you live your life is a testimony of what you believe about God. Wow! Isn't that awesome.

Sending my love and a big hug to you today! Ju
Beth Moore devotion:
We would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead.~ 2 Corinthians 1:9

The level of trust we have for God is a monumental issue in the life of every believer. Many variables in our lives affect our willingness to trust God. A loss or betrayal can deeply mark our level of trust. A broken heart never mended can handicap us terribly when challenged to trust. Trusting an invisible God doesn't come naturally to any of us.
Our trust relationship with Him grows only when we step out in faith and make the choice to trust. The ability to believe God develops most often through pure experience. "I found Him faithful yesterday. He will not be unfaithful today."

Jesus Calling 365 Devotions for kids.:

Make Friends with your problems.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. ~ Romans 8:28

Make friends with the problems you have in your life. Yes, that's right. And don't forget to thank Me for them either. That sounds crazy, doesn't it? But I can use every single problem to teach you something. Just as a sculptor chisels away bits of rough stone to reveal a masterpiece, I can use your problems to chip away rough bits of stubbornness,pride and selfishness, to reveal My masterpiece-you!
It's your choice. you can keep your problems all to yourself, so that they grow and become stumbling blocks that trip you up. Or you can make friends with your problems by introducing them to Me and letting Me make them part of My plan. I may not take your problems away, but I will make something good come out of them.

Each day brings a new set of feelings. Each day is a new day to CHOOSE where my thoughts will go.
I want to come out of this a polished stone. I want God to use this time to chisel away my stubbornness and pride. I want to TRUST God fully and believe that He is working to make this good. I want my testimony to be one of Trust and His Faithfulness.

"So Hello, forclosure, though I didn't ask for you to drop into my life, you are here now. I don't really want you to make yourself at home, but feel free to sit and watch what God has planned for me and well; you, because it is going to be God-sized and it is going to be GOOD!"

1 comment:

  1. Would you consider working outside the home? Just until you and your family are back on your feet?


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