Steadfast And Faithful

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So every day is the same beautiful story day after day, time after time and moment by moment isn’t it? The same, beautiful, story of God’s faithfulness to His own! Oh yeah, it’s stories go beyond the impossible to miracles small and great and are etched into every run down and beaten corner of our homes, inscribed upon every weary step of our journey and in scripted into the tattered pages of our lives. God’s faithfulness? It’s been with us through thick and thin hasn’t it and so graciously serenaded us since we met Christ how ever many years ago? Our life story manifests it and over and over and over again ~ He is so faithful to the thankful heart and the lonely heart, and the pained and beautiful soul of the weary and the weak. Ahh yes, His faithfulness to us ~ so far-reaching ~ so unique and customized and so perfectly designed for our needs and it comes through wrapped in His sweet grace every single time!

So when the day ahead looks daunting and the hours appear as mountains on the horizon, Look for that gift of faithfulness and know that His mercies are new every morning. Yeah you, right where you are, know that God is there in your present moment and in the overwhelming hour of struggle. Remember when He led you out of the wilderness, parted the sea, and provided your manna? Be thankful for those times and you, beautiful soul, let your faith arise and propel you through the next hour where He can gather you up in His mercy and show you once again, His forever faithfulness and unconditional love!

So faithful through all seasons of life.
So faithful through all seasons of life.

Lamentations 3:22-23 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Psalms 36:5 Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds
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Your Present Moment

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

Our omnipresent God dwells everywhere at all times but He dwells in our present moment and the key to knowing God’s “Perfect Peace” is to live in that present moment with Him, trusting His goodness for right now, this minute. To trust that God is good, and that all He does is good for you right now!!! Although He had a plan, even in our past, He doesn’t dwell there and nor should we.  If we let our minds carry us back to that place of reruns, we tend to focus on negatives with its pain, failure, fear and discouragement.  It’s a place of bondage and there’s no freedom there! It’s where we live if we harbor an unforgiving spirit ~ “in the past”, replaying the same old offense, and the same old hurt, over and over and over again. We won’t find God’s peace there in that bitter place because bitterness and anger bring about despair and a feelings of resentment, hopelessness and ruin.  There’s no peace present there.

Yeah ~ we can savor its warm memories of good times and glean a few valuable nuggets of wisdom from past experiences and God desires that, but then His call on our lives is to move on with Him one step at a time into His new graces, mercies and faithfulness. We can trust God and experience His perfect peace in our present moment, but if our thoughts wander with fearful imaginations and worry into the future~ well, there’s no peace there either. A fearful imagination full of anxiety and worry, doesn’t see an omnipresent, all-powerful, all sovereign God and His peace is absent from the mind, the heart and that precious soul of yours in the anxious moments. Trust and fear, peace and bitterness ~ well, they can’t dwell together. They mix like oil and water ~ they don’t mix at all!

So ~ beautiful soul, live for now, for this sweet and precious moment of life! Breathe in the grace of the moment, even if it involves pain, sorrow or difficulty. Friend, if He holds the song sparrow in its delicate flight, He’s got you and He holds you when you rise and when you fall. You never slip too far for grace to find you! When the mind is steadfast on Christ, His peace will embrace you and fill you ~ His grace will catch you, sustain you and carry you because He is good and He is just and you can trust Him for that.  That’s what He does!  I love how He does it.

Step Into Peace And Grace Today
Step Into Peace And Grace Today

“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”

2 Peter 1 – 2