Annette- prayers for the girls "play date".
I really need prayer for dealing with the pain and getting through it. I need prayer that I will not go to extremes and worry and be anxious.
I want so to be so full of Faith and to just KNOW that God is in control. I do KNOW in my head, but sometimes my sinful heart strays, and I find myself in a viscous worry and anxious struggle that I don't have to be in....
I know we need God daily, I know we will struggle, and that we have to constantly pray, and constantly SEEK Him.
I wish I was just there I guess, 100% faith filled, and 100% joy-filled in my life- because I am here to SERVE GOD and my joy should only be in HIM.
the situation with my brother still looms also, I pray constantly that when we do meet or talk next that I will be filled with God's peace adn God's words, that Matt will see God through me, and we may make peace and move forward in our relationship.
This devotion came today--- it was perfect for me right here and now. THANK YOU GOD for knowing us so and bringing what we need.
"Why do I go mourning?" --Psalm 42:9
Can you answer this, believer? Can you find any reason why you are so often mourning instead of rejoicing? Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told you that the night would never end in day? Who told you that the sea of circumstances would ebb out till there should be nothing left but long stretches of the mud of horrible poverty? Who told you that the winter of your discontent would proceed from frost to frost, from snow and ice and hail, to deeper snow, and yet more heavy tempest of despair? Don't you know that day follows night, that flood comes after ebb, that spring and summer succeed winter? Be full of hope! Hope forever! For God does not fail you. Do you not know that God loves you in the midst of all this? Mountains, when in darkness hidden, are as real as in day, and God's love is as true to you now as it was in your brightest moments. No father chastens always: the Lord hates the rod as much as you do; He only cares to use it for that reason which would make you willing to receive it, namely, it brings about your lasting good. You will yet climb Jacob's ladder with the angels, and behold Him who sits at the top of it--thy covenant God. You will yet, amidst the splendors of eternity, forget the trials of time, or only remember them to bless the God who led you through them, and works your lasting good by them. Come, sing in the midst of tribulation. Rejoice even while passing through the furnace. Make the wilderness to blossom like the rose! Cause the desert to ring with your exulting joys, for these light afflictions will soon be over, and then "for ever with the Lord," your bliss shall never wane.
"Faint not nor fear, His arms are near,
He changeth not, and thou art dear;
Only believe and thou shalt see,
That Christ is all in all to the---------- I LOVE THIS!!!!!