Yes I can!

You think you are in the will of God, you are doing everything you believe to be right when someone comes against you and you feel you have been done wrong… Genesis 50:19-20 Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid. Do I act for God? Don’t you see, you planned evil against me but God used those same plans for my good… Need another scripture? Romans 8:26-28 26-28 Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

When you feel like all hope is lost, you feel totally unloved, unworthy and uninspired you need to remember that you were worth the very life blood of the Son of God… Romans 8:35-39 31-39 So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:  None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.

Don’t ever give up, there is a plan for your life, God has everything under control, just believe…

Philippians 4: 12-13 Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.

And so I add, Selah

One Reply to “Yes I can!”

  1. I love our Holy Spirit that binds us in this way. My emotions have been quite raw, exacerbated by sheer exhaustion due to the move and chronic pain from the move and well, you know bodies tend to wear out a bit, all though one of the things uncovered in the move is your brother’s book about Young Again. But, I digress.

    I opened a Bible I don’t use much anymore, but it was my only Bible while attending Landmark Church in Norcross. It opened to the first book of first Samuel. Written in the margins were two things that brought me peace.

    1. Miss opportunities to become angry, God will bless, honor, change me.

    2. Undeserved rebuke received with humility God turns into blessing.

    In the middle of my 3 days of moving, I had to drive down to the country to join my Mother’s family in burying her sister. Following the service and cemetery, enjoying a meal with the family reminiscing, my phone rings and it’s my son in law who lambasted me for somehow inadvertently not honoring a boundary of allowing my daughter to remain neutral in this pending divorce.

    That’s it in a nutshell. I felt like I’d been punched in the gut. I heard myself thanking him for calling, hanging up, not quite sure what had transpired. But I intuitively knew to begin praying for that family. I waited 4 or 5 days to contact my daughter and didn’t mention the conversation with son I law. She seems fine.

    So glad I get to gather in God’s house tomorrow!

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