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
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What If’s And Why For’s ?

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So there’s a whole lot of “What if”s” and “Why For’s” and “How come’s” and we sit and wonder and question and really don’t have any concrete answers for any of it. No answers for the heap of stuff that flies around our heads and fills our ears with ridicule and rebuke and no answers for the criticism, the hard times and the difficult situations that our accusers and just life throw at us from out of nowhere. No reasons really, but yet no answers for the very real insecurities that so easily break us and take over, when pushed into a corner.

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So, beautiful soul, when push comes to shove in the heat of the day, at the end of the day, say with the Psalmist in Psalm 130: 5, “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord, more than the watchmen wait for the morning.” Ahh, yes, ‘Wait”! Wait on His word. and hope in that Word of His. It’s more beneficial than all the uninvited rebuke and critical words that pierce your ears!

The enemy got in and shook you up and took you down a bit, but it’s not yours to deal with ‘cuz God’s got it this time ~ all that rebuke ~ all that ridicule; He’s got it for you and know something else? He’s got the healing that you need to soothe the hurt and the sweet balm of grace to cover you and get you up and running again. Let His grace do it’s divine flowing over your insecure spirit and bruised but beautiful soul. Remember this you ~ just as you are ~ You are His masterpiece, fashioned and molded perfectly to do just what He has for you to do. Do it well and do it to glorify His name and Know at the end of the day that the morning will come and it will be a beautiful day after all.

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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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