Days Gone By

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So look at the time and how quickly it’s gone by! Oh yeah, you remember when the house was full from top to bottom ~ from one bedroom to the other and there wasn’t an empty space to sit for a minute’s quiet anywhere, because it was ‘kid’ full and it rang with laughter and it sang with giggles and lullabies and story times and those were the days weren’t they? Oh yeah, they were full of crying, diapers, and two-year old busy – ness, and schools days, and tooth fairies and crayons and homework and spelling bees, but they were still fun days with scattered frustrations weren’t they? They were full of skipping ropes, skinned knees, pigtails and braids, ponytails, barrettes and ribbons and bows. There were little boy blues and Rinny Tin Tins, trucks, cars and crickets, toads, pollywogs, and turtles on creek banks! They were the days for sure, when the home was filled to overflowing with good times, now reduced only to cherished memories and warm memories and fun memories and “Oh I’d love to go back for just a minute” memories. But the days are gone and the kids are grown and the empty nest might even be more alone than it once was, ‘cuz you’re living it alone for some reason or another. Maybe death has come knocking and taken a loved one or maybe death has come by way of separation or divorce and it’s ravaged your beautiful soul and your once – cherished home and taken its toll on what you once had. Life is funny isn’t it? Sometimes we don’t even realize the good stuff until it’s gone.

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Maybe you’re under a weight of depression because it’s all just so hard to cope with. Oh beautiful you, just as you are, alone and longing for the old times or perhaps longing for your heavenly home, you have life still; see it within you! You have breath now, just look at you and all that you’ve accomplished with it. Take a good long at all the work you’ve done, the career you’ve managed, maybe the children you’ve raised, or the home you’ve kept. Just look at the wisdom gained over your years gone by. See how much of it you’ve gathered over the difficult journey that you’ve just travelled. Oh yeah, We’ve all travelled them haven’t we? We’ve all encountered those difficulties where we wanted to give up and plead “sanctuary” and those dreadful moments of “Just get me to a safe place.”

Don’t lose heart! ‘nor hope! Your joy resides in your next breath, so take it and know that God gives life to enjoy and even when the hard times come, we know they’ve made us stronger and more resilient to the enemy’s defeat. Our God is greater than all the powerful, evil forces that come against us in our most down and out times. Our awesome God is victorious and He’s got you covered, right down to your deepest heart-break! He’s able to heal all the raw hurt and bitter heart that life, hardship and loneliness has dealt you. Yeah, the good ole’ days were the days of good times but today is just ‘your’ day with God! So beautiful soul, go to Him! Go with Him and find peace in His divine peace and vast, immeasurable love in His rich and unconditional love.”

“Those who live in the shelter of the most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord; He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He alone is my God and I trust in Him…….He will cover you with His feathers….His faithful promises are your armour and protection.”
Psalm 91: 1,2, 4

“When they call on me I will answer; I will be with them trouble. I will rescue and honour them.
Psalm 91: 15

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Sweet Soul Refreshment

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So when it’s all said and done, sometimes you just can’t undo it and sometimes you don’t have to! It’s really ok because sometimes it just needs to be said and done. So, for today just relax, and sit back to rest in the thought that God’s angels are all about you and all around you and on your every side of life to just be there when the going gets tough and where the rubber meets the road. Yes, you are covered and not one weapon formed against you will succeed. Isaiah 54: 17 reminds us of that in one of my favorite verses ~ that, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

So, beautiful soul ~ you have a rich heritage in God’s protection. You are clothed in His righteousness and His strength and He will stand with you and for you against any one who rises up against you.  See how strong you are in Christ! Just breathe in deeply and inhale the sweet, grace of God’s love and exhale praise to the God who carries your cares in His sovereign hand of divine protection from the elements of your journey.

Come apart sweet and beautiful soul to a place of quiet solace and refuge, where our sovereign, gracious God serves the refreshment of Living Water to the weary and oppressed. Drink deeply of it and be refreshed in your spirit, and find healing for your soul.

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Psalm 34: 7, 8
“The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them. O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!…”

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Dawn In The Dark

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So it’s another day and your heart has been broken yet one more time, only this time not in two ~ this time shattered into a kazillion pieces leaving you feeling like an empty soul robbed of all that you thought was at least a glimmer of hope. Where is God when you need Him? Where is God when your world has taken a Humpty Dumpty tumble off the wall and your dreams have run out of road! Where is He when your pie in the sky turns out to a mud pie and your light at the end of tunnel flickers and goes dark? Broken promises, empty lies, false accusations and on and on it goes and they bombard like a steam engine churning it’s wheels and leaving you in a thick fog of unsettled and uneasy. Questions? Oh so many! Answers? None! ~ and that lump that fills your throat, are those big, unrelenting enemies of worry, fear and doubt that’s come to prey on your emotions. These aggressive visitors refuse to remove shoes first. They just trample in carrying all their debris right into the middle of your life! They disrupt the very core of your peaceful being in mere minutes leaving heads spinning and stomachs churning.

Ah, it’s now we remember beautiful soul, that dawn hides in this dungeon of darkness ~ yes where you are right now is where the blessing is hidden and the light is there if we but turn on the power of prayer at our disposal. David knew darkness all too well. He tried to hide but knew he couldn’t hide from the all-seeing, all-knowing God! In Psalm 139: 7 he asks God a pointed question “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens you are there. If I make my bed in the depths You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.”

Isaiah 42: 16  And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.
Isaiah 42: 16
And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.

All is well and will be ok because God is there ~ right smack dab in the middle of that dark ~ and He’s with you and He has you and He has your issues and even though what broke your soul and shattered your world didn’t come in a pretty package ~ it did come with painful benefits that allow for spiritual growth and maturity. So, dear and beautiful soul, search that darkness through prayer to find the blessing of the dawn there and rise on its sweet and delicate wings, up and out and over the circumstances. Say with David in verse 12 to His God and your God who cares very deeply, “Even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You.” What an awesome thought ~ that our darkness is light to God.

So, let those shattered pieces fall where they may, but you, beautiful soul, you take heart now, for your darkness is as light to the God who has your back.

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Pray On

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So you’ve been praying diligently for a long time and it just all seems so futile. The saying that prayer changes things is up for grabs as far as your experience takes you. At times like these, remember ~ God is faithful, and take a look back to see how He’s worked in times when it didn’t seem like He worked at all. Ahhh yes, there was that time when you couldn’t figure out how things worked out that way or why ~ or yes ~ there was that small happening that was easily passed off as co-incidence but deep down you knew it was totally God’s hand in such an unpleasant situation. Time and time again He’s proven faithful, so make sure that you don’t roll the stone of unbelief over that prayer that still awaits an answer. God creates new! Change will happen! God’s got it and if you’ve been praying He’s working and that you can know for sure. Those discouraging times are all for a purpose! Those delays, those setbacks, those postponements, those failures ~ He’s got them all in the palm of His scarred, imprinted hands and He’s workin’ ’em out. Relax and pray on!

Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

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