“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy GOD IS with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
Many times I find myself in situations of discouraging feelings and unable to change the things that are happening to me and around me. This happens mainly when I try to understand and work through problems without first seeking answers from My Heavenly Father. God IS Faithful and always with me. I need to rely on Him. He never fails me. His plan for my life was created before He created me. Why do I continually think I can do life alone? Why am I weak? Why do I need God? I need to take my sins and God seriously, but I do not need to take myself seriously. Taking myself too seriously leads to pride and failures.
Our society/world is filled to capacity with people who only think about their own feelings, wants, and desires. Taking one of our childhood games to another level, WHAT IF each individual took self out of the equation and put others in his/her place. I can visualize a world which would be extremely different. No chaos, hunger, homelessness, abuse, war, or crime. WOW!! It sounds like Heaven! That is exactly what GOD WANTS For Every Single One of His precious children. He does not want us to suffer and be discouraged. How many times does He Forgive and give more opportunities for us to GET IT RIGHT?
Throughout the Bible God assures me, “Fear not . . .” 365 times in His Word. I need to obey God and spend the precious time I have loving and helping others. If I am busy taking care of God’s Plan for my life, I will not get discouraged or have time to worry about things over which I have absolutely no control. He is my Heavenly Daddy, and He LOVES me unconditionally just as He Loves all His children. As a parent, there were times I had to discipline my children, and even my grandchildren. It was the part of my job description, even though I did not enjoy it. I can now understand what my earthly Daddy meant when he said, “This hurts me worse than it does you.”
Please pray for me, as I am praying for you!