Hope for The Road

Always Hope
Always Hope

So it’s not always easy is it? Things come out of no where when we least expect it. Things that sideswipe and knock us off track momentarily or maybe longer ~ just because they do and we feel weak and helpless ~ and smack-dab in the middle of it all. Where to turn and what to do when rough patches in the road trip us up so very quickly and make us lose our focus on what’s true and right and good? Our get up and go gets up and leaves and leaves us shaking, unmotivated and weary worn. Worry becomes our second name as it volunteers to take its dangerous position in the playing field. Panic and fear just follow along and then what? We have a bad game going on and we find ourselves in need of a supernatural power source that can empower us and pick us up from the depths of where we are and pull to the heavenly heights of where He is! We are needy people needing a double dose of God’s grace and favour and ah yes, His compassion and mercy~ all victorious in winning the battle. His mercies are new every morning and even on the rough days, Jesus gives mercy and hope for the road! Put a dash of both in your “coffee to go” this morning! His grace is amazing, His love unfailing and His guidance is true and right and good. He will never leave you ‘nor forsake you. Trust Him for that! Trust Him now, and where worry plays out give it over into His capable hands. Where panic surfaces in the chaotic and frightening, know God’s protective hands are all over it to make it better and to bring you closer to His heart! Beautiful and weary soul, He’s got this! ~ let Him work! ~k

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Hope In The Journey
Hope In The Journey

John 16:33
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Zephaniah 3:17
“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”

Psalm 50:15
“Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

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The Final Straw

Advent
Advent

Ok, so the journey is long and the steps are difficult and the end just doesn’t seem to be in view. Don’t we just trudge along sometimes with head down and heart heavy and steps weary? I can only imagine a couple that did the same as they journeyed to Bethlehem for their government duties with taxes to pay and deadlines to meet and bones just as weary as ours! Yet with strength waning and with great apprehension amidst simple trust, nagging deep within their souls ~ they made their way. Yeah, Joseph the obedient through thick and thin, and Mary ~ heavy with child ~ the Savior of the World, experiencing events so complex and hard to comprehend they made their way ~ just because it was God’s plan and they were a part of it. Sometimes His plans are not easy, but it was a beautiful plan, a plan for saving the world and it had to be and it had to be just “precise” in its timing and perfect right down to the last straw.

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No room, and all alone ~ but no! Not alone! Not even for a second, because God was guiding every lonely step of the way, even through their weariness. So beautiful weary you with soul heavy, and heart aching know that your steps are ordered by this same sovereign God that led the weary couple to Bethlehem! He directs with events so perfectly timed that we could never figure them out. He unravels the mess, the complications, the unanswered questions, the apprehension, and the fear right down to the final straw, where you feel like throwing in the towel. So don’t do it! He’s got it! Whatever has you bound in worry, Don’t give up! Mary went through what she went through for the ultimate purpose of delivering Christ to the world and presented us with a Savior and Yeah, a beautiful example for us.

So, our purpose in this life is to do the same through our struggles and our situations! Whatever difficulty is heavy on your plate this advent season, Let God lead you through it with precision as you deliver Christ to a needy world, through your faith and trust and joy even in the difficult.

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Luke 1:35, 37
“The angel replied, ” The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy and he will be called the Son Of God….For nothing is impossible with God.”

Timeless Hope

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

1 Peter 1:24-25
“For all men are like grass, and their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.”

The lush greens that graced the trees of our glorious, Canadian summer have wrapped themselves in the colour of death as they fall to the ground. The lovely, floral blooms that once graced the garden have bowed their heads in submission to Jack frost and their once beautiful statures now stand curled and gnarled. Beauty fades! Youth ages! Strength wanes! Bodies deteriorate! Riches tarnish! Success passes! Friends leave! Possessions break and popularity dies! All humanity is mortal and fleeting and all of our material strivings eventually come to an end at the end of our road, or maybe even before. In what then, do we put our Hope? In what then do we put our Trust? I Peter 1: 24, 25 quotes old Testament, Isaiah 40:6-8 and gives clear encouragement that God’s Word remains steadfast and His work prevails. Time does not limit Him from carrying out His plan for a lost world. We must put our Hope and trust in an Everlasting God whose plan of salvation reaches to save the lost and whose words will remain powerful when all of creation bows to His sovereignty.

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Isaiah 40: 6-8
“All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field.
the grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”

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A New Thing

A new thing?  How about emerging with wings?
A new thing? How about emerging with wings?

“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43: 19

Don’t you love it; this wonderful promise from the Lord your Holy One, Israel’s Creator and King ~ Verse 15? “I am the Lord who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea….but forget all that ~ it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See I have already begun, do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
An awesome promise from the Lord our God for us right now in this moment, this day, this month, this year. I especially like the part about the “New thing.” Don’t you? Whatever God has done in the past that rocked your world and turned it upside down with wonder and miracles and healing, is nothing compared to what He’s about to do, can do, and will do, if we just ask with a believing heart.

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So beautiful soul ~ needing something new today? I’m sure we could all use a heap of “new” and wonderful and couldn’t we handle the awesomeness of watching our Red Sea part, making a way for us to cross over into God’s promises fulfilled? Well ~ God is faithful! As He led the Israelites through the wilderness He leads us! He’s our life source, our life preserver, our provider, our sustainer, our healer, our counsellor, our Savior and our Lord. Let’s not miss the new thing He’s about to open up to us by living in past glories, victories or even those devastating past failures where it so easy to wallow and get off course. There is more than all of that ~ and our sovereign God holds it for us. Open your mind and your heart to the “New” that He has in His divine, Mastermind! Be obedient! Be trusting! Be faithful! Be hopeful and watch and pray!

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