Inside Out

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So when it’s all cut and dried it just seems to be one big complicated mess of trouble and suddenly your wonderful world has taken a tumble into inside out and wrong side up. You don’t know what happened, it just did. Trouble knocked on your door and you didn’t even answer but it pushed it’s way like an uninvited guest coming in unannounced and now there you are, in the middle of turmoil and any thing but peace. So what do we do in complicated situations when circumstances are beyond our control and springboards for strife and tension in the workplace, the home, relationships, and hostile surroundings? What to do? Where to turn when the hope that you had yesterday crumbles at your feet leaving your beautiful soul shattered and broken? There is healing for that ~ just when you think nothing could ever help or any good could ever come the Psalmist gives us sweet, assurance in Psalm 147:3 – 4, 5, 7, 12, as he recalls God’s leading of his people out of exile and His restoration of Jerusalem, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the stars and calls them by name. How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension…..Sing out your thanks to the Lord…..Glorify the Lord O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!”

So when your world has been crushed ~ God restores ~ He really does! He restores the ruined. Breathes hope again into complicated situations and offers healing for that shattered and broken, beautiful soul. Dismiss yourself from the unwelcomed guest and get alone with God to sort it all out and lay it all out before Him. Step by step He’ll lead you through! Just trust Him for that today.

“Joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is the Lord their God. He made heaven and earth. The sea and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever.” 146: 5, 6

Savor those words! Ponder them in your broken heart! Claim His promises! Psalm 146: 6 is a truth and a promise you can count on.

God Bless

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Quiet Your Mind

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So you’ve had just about enough of whatever it is, and the issues are relentless to let go. Time after time you’ve given it over and time after time it’s always there, back again just like it was before. Staring you down, defying you ~ stubborn in its willful ways. It just won’t give and it won’t give you peace! How do you deal with such a wild beast that hunts you down, stalking you like it’s prey ~ waiting for you to drop by the wayside in heaps of weariness and conundrum? Chaos has blackmailed you and defeat has sabotaged you, and there you are left like a whipped puppy ~ so innocent in it all and yet so guilt ed by worry and fear. How do we let go of it all for the umpteenth time and really let go! A good beginning is to pull your thoughts into accountability. Take control of their wildness and the overwhelming power they hold over you. Quiet your mind before God; the God who knows all, and lets nothing slip by His watchful eye! Psalm 46: 1 reminds us so beautifully that yes, indeed, “God is our refuge and strength. A very present help in trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea…the Lord of Heaven’s armies is here among us, and the God of Israel is our fortress. Say with the Psalmist in Psalm 46:10 a direct message from God Himself, “Be still and know that I am God.”

So beautiful you, with your beautiful soul, quiet that mind of yours and feel your heart follow the tranquil pathway. Offer praise for the problem to the God in charge! Rest in Him once again and find peace

“Come everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! For the Lord Most High is awesome! He is the great King of all the earth. He subdues the nations before us, putting our enemies beneath our feet.”
Psalm 47: 1-3.
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Washed Up On Shore?

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So your beautiful, empty shell hit bottom and washed up onto shore in one big heap of debris laced with garbage, tattered shells, and stringy sea weed? Remember ~ at times like these, it’s not the end! God creates beauty out of the dump and fashions brand new out of old and rotten. It’s all ok! Shed the tears if you must and gently pick the heart up out of the heap of unclear circumstances! Some things just have no answers but everything is always ok after all, if you turn it over to the One who can fix it seamlessly. Oh it won’t be the brand new that it used to be because some of it or maybe all of it is just gone ~ washed away for now ~ just because it had to be! Maybe hope crumbled in a heartbeat and that difficult part of new, had to leave so that the growth of spiritual maturity could be born. Growth? It’s always being born isn’t it? Oh yeah, life is so confusing! So chaotic at times and so full of riddles, so truly difficult to figure out. Ashes can be turned to beauty! Heaps of rubble into worthwhile! Lost souls into found and broken hearts into new creations! What? How? Why? When? Questions ravage the mind and the soul of us as we journey through our story and some things just don’t make any sense at all or have and answers. The best news of the day is that none of it has to! None of it is ours to repair or figure out or fix. So ~ let it go just one more time! We don’t have the control, or the authority or the know how to hang on to it. It’s only ours to give over to the Sovereign One who can!

Remember Saul? His lifestyle dramatically ended on his road to Damascus, when God caught up with him, blinded him with enlightenment and washed him up on the shoreline of his self – centered life. Can you imagine the day when Saul the persecutor and murderer of believers became Paul the evangelist doing all he could to bring lost souls into the Kingdom? Saul had to die first before he could be transformed. Only God can do that! Only God can perform such a transformation! So when you feel beaten up, blinded by overwhelming circumstances, washed up on the shoreline, and dragged through the debris of unfair events, take heart beautiful soul. All unhappy endings hold new beginnings with God’s plan and direction. Your spiritual growth is about to blossom. God is up to something. He’s about to do something brand new. So smile beautiful soul and broken heart and watch Him work His awesome, miraculous repair on your beautiful, broken shell.

Isaiah 43: 18, 19
“Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.

God Bless

Beyond Impossible ~ No Way!

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

Beyond impossible circumstances today? It’s ok! God looks after those! He holds them in nail imprinted hands so that you can free yours from the weight of it all. There’s no need to fret because ~ the most awesome thing? He does the impossible! He performs the miracles out of the emptiness and impossibility of it all. Take it to Him! Give it to Him and tread lightly in His footsteps as He guides your way! That issue isn’t yours, It’s His and He has a plan for it, even when it all appears like crumpled hope and a torn page out of your story. He’s guided many through the consequences of bad choices, the bitterness of brokenness, and through the dimmed lights of lost causes. He uses those very things to propel His plan and fulfill His goal to bring you to His preferred place, customized just for you. Don’t you know it? That just what He does!! He did it for our Biblical patriarchs and heroes and beautiful soul, all is well ~ He’s still the same today and He’ll do it for you ~ just for you!! Trust Him and don’t try to figure it out ‘cuz even in our greatest thoughts of Him, He is greater still!
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Psalms 143:8
“Let me hear Your loving kindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.”

Psalms 16:7-8
“I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

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