Hope In Another Day

Ok, so yesterday came and went and now a new day begins. Maybe yesterday wasn’t what you expected and maybe it didn’t go as planned and it sure didn’t turn out as you hoped it would. It’s ok because today and tomorrow are new days on a new horizon. New days for new hope to rise up in that soul of yours. New days for the Lord’s new mercies!

They are new every morning you know. And if you breathe into a new day, you can know there are new mercies tucked away just for you, just for the day, just for the moments as they unfold, and the sweet grace that He gives, is immeasurable and it comes along with that. So when the day doesn’t go as you’d hoped, hope in the Lord in another new day!

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
Lamentations 3: 22, 23 KJV
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Beautifully Imperfect

So I know it’s a big world out there and a very COVID crazy, and fragile one with a lot of broken pieces scattered in all directions. A lot of broken people and a lot of Humpty Dumpties that have fallen to their despair from walls of isolation and loneliness. Some beautiful souls have fallen, paralyzed by fear and insecurities and some hurting souls, have fallen prey to the world and their present circumstances. The new normal looks bleak and many broken hearts stand in need of repair. So much brokenness ~ so much pain! Yet all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t put them back together again. The souls at stake are ‘our’ souls, precious souls and beautiful souls and some are the innocent souls of children caught in the crossfire and strife of it all. What are their options? How did it all begin and where does it all end? Will it ever end? Tender and compassionate hearts can help but our all-knowing God and the One who specializes in transforming hearts and lives and making beauty from ashes can lead you through it! It took some time to get there so it will take some time to get out but a decision to walk with God in obedience is your best option. We don’t have to be perfect to be blessed and we don’t have to be perfect to be used by Him. So for those failures that haunt your soul ~ give them over and choose today to make a difference regardless of your circumstances. God is in the business of getting us out of deep trouble and leading us into the safety of His home and the shelter of His arms. Rest there ~ with Him and find peace for this troubled hour and troubled heart.

The Sovereign, the omnipotent King and the one True God ~ creator of life itself, has all the brilliant credentials and the awesome mastermind to put you back together again. Begin now! Be clay in His hands! Walk with Him and listen to His counsel. ~k

Isaiah 61: 1-3
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion– to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of His splendour.

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Rest For The Weary

Sometimes it’s just one little thing that haunts you and keeps you from joy in that soul of yours. Sometimes it’s just something small but so overwhelming that it takes over your thoughts, your focus and ~ your life. You can’t live without thinking about it and you certainly can’t live comfortably with it in your every moment.

What is it that has you so fixed in its bondage that you can’t get free? A health issue, a financial strain, a bad choice, a child, a prodigal, an offence, a job, maybe a relationship or a relative that has your heart and soul so tormented that it seems to stalk you relentlessly, hounding your every day and your every sleepless night? Where does it end and where is relief from the torment? Matthew reminds us of the Lord’s words in Matthew 11: 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Friends, there is no other place to rest your weary, troubled mind but in the Lord’s care! He’s got you and He’s got your problem. So let Him take it and then ~ oh soul, find rest and find that joy that comes in that simple trust and that sweet, child-like faith.

Jeremiah 31:25
I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”

A Life God Can Use

A ‘Daniel’ life, out there and exposed to God’s glory, quickens every nerve ending. It’s not a pain-free life! There will be fiery trials; maybe not the literal fiery furnace noted in the book of Daniel, but hard things that try the very soul of us to see what we’re made of and how deep our faith really goes. A ‘Daniel’ life is not a ‘safe-at-a-distance’ life! There will be lion’s dens to be thrown into and lions roaming about to take us down in defeat! Yet, the thing is, it is the life most alive and most abundant life because in all the things that come and go, our Lord is present in the fires, and floods and walks there always to deliver His own.

Daniel represents more than character. He represents a life God can use wildly in the worst of circumstances…

What role does fear play in your life? Does it keep you at a distance? The enemy will tangle with us as long as we let him. so, beautiful one, go out on a limb for the Lord who presents in our struggles. Fear God and nothing else. Set your mind on Him. Let Him lead!

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