Good Thurssday morn sisters!
(from Max Lucado)
Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. Faith is the belief that God will do what is right. My translation of the first few verses of Matthew, Chapter 5 say, Blessed are the dirt-poor, nothing-to-give, trapped-in-a-corner, destitute, diseased, and Jesus said, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
God says the more hopeless your circumstance, the more likely your salvation. The greater your cares, the more genuine your prayers. Healing begins when we depend on Him. Gods help is near and always available, but its only given to those who seek it. Compared to Gods part, our part is minuscule but necessary.
Ask forgiveness. Call a counselor. Confess. Call mom. Visit a doctor. Feed a hungry person. Pray. Teach. Go. Do something that demonstrates faith. For faith with no effort is no faith at all. God will respond. He has never rejected a genuine gesture of faith. Never!
Steph: getting things done always feels great! It is sad that the girl's mom is like that
Annette: sorry for the stress...I think you're right to remove yourself from the situation
Erika: step one is done...meet with the lawyer. The ball is rolling now and God will take care of it
Yup, not everything is easy is it sisters? Daily ups and downs, like the seasons...just to the brink and then God lets up so we don't crumble under it. Thank You again Lord for your tailor made lessons. We want what You want Lord, even if it's hard. Thank You for your love and daily care. Thank you that you take on our cares so we don't have to (1Peter5:7).
have a wonderful day sisters...let's look for blessings in it.
Victory = series of right choices....
Nothing tastes as good as Peace feels!
God bless you and yours!
teen weight 250
starting weight 169
CW: back to 155