What If’s And What Now’s?


So there’s maybe a whole lot of us coming up against a week of what if’s! What if that medical test result isn’t good? What if the finances just aren’t there? What if the kids get this dreadful flu? What if work is just bad news? What if I get that sore throat with this big weekend coming up? What if? What if? What if? and what if? Oh my, so many fears, so much to wrap the head around. So much to plan for! So many hats to wear and so many that don’t even fit any more. What are we suppose to do when life comes at us from all angles with a driving force and gusty winds that knock us flying face first into a deadlock? Opposition with no progress. Yeah, what do we do with that? What do we do with that stuff that comes a calling, to call us out of our peace corner and out of our comfort zone; to set us on edge ready to crack or explode or break into a kazillion pieces? How do we manage it when the “What if’s?” become the “What Nows?”

Well, our Psalmist in Psalm 73, Verses 24 – 25, 26, 28a, speaks out to His God and confirms God’s guidance for the godly through their troubles and changes their misery into glory when he pens the words, “You guide me with Your counsel leading me to a glorious destiny. Whom have I in heaven but You? I desire You more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever…..I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter.”

So hey you beautiful one with the beautiful soul and all the what if’s, what for’s, and what now’s; yeah you, all wrapped up in those fears; God’s got this. He’s got all of it. Some things may not be as we wish, but He’s got that too. He knows what’s up and what’s happening. He knows the prodigal. He knows the estranged family members. He knows the kid problems. The thing is, He knows you inside out and right side up in every direction and at every turn. He’s never taken off guard and though our health may take a slide downward and our spirits may grow weak at the thought of it all, He is still our perfect shelter and He is still now and always ours forever! That’s our sweet promise from Him to us and you can take to the bank of life.

Our Psalmist knew it even in his weakness and confirmed it to His God in written word for us today, right now, for such a time as this.

So ~ All that stuff? Cast it out and away!

1 Peter 5:7
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

~k
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A No Fight Battle


Sometimes there’s a whole lot of nonsense messing up the day! A whole lot of words, a whole lot of talk, a whole lot of rumors, a whole lot of right and whole lot of wrong. Half truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth. It’s difficult isn’t it to decipher truth from fiction and order from chaos? Beautiful soul, are you there today? In the middle of the thicket, the fog and the fight? Take courage from the book of 2 Chronicles, penned to give purpose and hope to a people whose future appeared uncertain. Does your future teeter on the abyss of fear and turmoil? Hear the words of King Jehoshaphat as he relayed God’s words to the people of Judah and Jerusalem. They were threatened and faced a terrible battle, that on their own was a pretty bleak situation. A no win, if you please! Yeah, it was just plain, downright, bad news any which way you looked at it? It was pretty much cut and dried! There was not a hope in the trenches for any kind of victory. Ahh, but God was there and His words were given to the King to speak over the people. Hear them if you will!

“You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.” Do we get that today? Can we hide those powerful words in our hearts and tuck them away into our minds and stand firm in our positions? The KJV says, “Stand still”, and I like both. Don’t you? Stand Still, Stand firm! Take your positions and watch the Lord deliver! It doesn’t say to talk, or speak out of frantic negotiations, but just to simply stand still. How awesome is that promise when there’s a whole lot of fight and not a whole lot of sense going down about anything in your corner?

‘This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” Isaiah 30:15 Earlier in the book of Isaiah, The people of Judah were in desperate need of repentance and returning to the Lord, and in quietness and trust in their Lord, they would find strength. But they refused His offer. Do we? His offer still stands for us and is there today, this moment for us to accept. Repentance and Rest is the only thing that will win. Quietness and trust is our strength. We can take that promise from God to the bank and count on it. Either He is God or He isn’t? So how’s it going for you today?

Stand still, take your positions and in quiet confidence and trust in an awesome God, find all the strength you need for that weary soul and that tired mind!

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The Upside Of Down


So, on the upside of down today, it’s all ok. You know it is! Really, deep down you know it is! Sure, maybe a lot of downer stuff, snuffed out your day really good but there’s always an upside. Always something good in the bad. Always something positive in the negative. And always, always a lesson or two to learn from the stuff that went down, to make us better not bitter. Bitter poison vibes will seeps into the very core of our spirit to plunge us to rapid ruin. So you and I and we and us, we don’t want to go there! Let’s not allow our downer disappointments to usher us into such desperate places! Tomorrow is a new day! So rest now! Rest in sweet places with your mind and let Jesus into the trouble and into the boat, much the same as He did in Matthew 8:23 – 27, when Matthew walked with Jesus and penned that old, familiar story of Jesus getting into the boat and starting across the lake with his disciples. Oh you know it well. “Suddenly a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. (What a downer!) But Jesus was sleeping. (What a downer!) The disciples woke Him up shouting, “Lord save us! We’re going to drown.(What a downer!) ” Jesus said, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith.” Then He got up and rebuked the wind and the waves and suddenly there was a great calm.”

Wow, just like that, all the fearful, downer moments in that boat were brought to peace, when even the wind and the waves obeyed Him. When your downers make you desperate, cry to the Lord, as the disciples did in that little boat beaten against the waves and tossed about into the winds. You can know He’s not really sleeping, but standing by to give you a faith check and heap of help for your heap of trouble.

He’s got your stuff, He’s got your trouble! He’s got your back! He’s in the boat, now all He needs from you is your sweet, child like faith and your sincere trust in Him!

So now, beautiful you, that really bad, downer day is placed into His very capable hands and even though it seems like He’s asleep in the trouble, you can know, He isn’t! Set your faith loose in the boat and find better not bitter.
~k
#FragmentedSoul
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Sand Paper Moments


A discouraging day is it? Yeah, there are some of those, when everything that can go wrong does and when it’s all said and done, it’s all said and done and you can’t change it or make it different but you can shake it off, move on and make a difference. Begin with an attitude check and a heaping dose of God’s grace to soothe the discouragement, disappointment and add some mellow to the harsh. Those sand paper moments are difficult but they come and sometimes they trick us into thinking we’re not good enough or smart enough or strong enough to make it. They sneak up on us and catch us off guard and if we’re not alert they can win it over us and run us down.

Beautiful soul, you are not defined by your successes, your accomplishments or yeah, even your failures. No they don’t speak into who you are! You are not who you are because you’ve made it or haven’t made it. You are you and who you are is God’s creation made in His image, and made beautifully to fulfil His purpose in your life. He hasn’t left. He hasn’t walked away. He hasn’t left you alone in the journey. He doesn’t do that! That’s not what He’s about!

Trust Him to meet you right where you are ~ in that heap of insecurity and not good enough. In that heap of impossible and over the top expectation demanded of you. Let Him take your load, your worry and give you peace.
~k

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28
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