For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord , thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV
Have you ever felt like you are all alone or maybe that the storm that your in will never be over? I know that I have felt that many times. This summer I quit my job where I’ve been working for the past 22 years. Over the years the founder had passed away and then things just went downhill from there. It got to the point, during the last couple of years, where it started being mentally and verbally abusive. Though there were times, when working there, where I felt like I would never escape the punishments I would keep coming back to God praying and trusting that someday things would get better. This past summer they did when my father-in-law came up and said to me that the company he works for had an open position and the pay would be right around what I was currently making at my old job. It was a blessing from God and the hope of a better future for myself and my family that I have been praying for. So when you feel like your stuck in a situation you’ll never get out of just keep praying and trusting God. Even if it takes 22 years or more know that God has your best interests in mind and He is watching out for you and He loves you. God Bless.
Check out this video of TobyMac’s “Move (Keep Walkin’)”
The message goes along with what was said here and it’s a catchy song.
Have you ever had to wait for something? Waiting can be really hard. Sometimes you have to wait a day, weeks, months, or even years before you get your answer. Right now my wife and I are waiting to hear back from the underwriters on whether or not we are approved for our dream house in the woods. With us homeschooling our kids this would be the perfect place to live. Peace and quiet, nature studies once the temperature gets above 0 degrees, and seeing God’s creation surrounding us everyday. It’s hard to wait, but while waiting I keep trusting in the Lord that His Will will happen. Sometimes that can mean that the answers we want may not be the answers we get. Waiting and trusting in God though will ultimately get us what is best for us. This may mean that you have to continue to wait but as long as you keep trusting in God good things will come.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3:24-26 NKJV
So no matter what you may be currently waiting for, keep on waiting and trusting in the Lord. He will bring His Blessing to you in the exact moment that is best for you. God Bless!
Ever have one of those seasons in your life when nothing seems to be going right? Right at the moment when things seem to be taking a turn for the better life just pushes you right back down? I think it’s safe to say that we have all experienced that at some point or another, maybe you are going through a tough time right now. Though things are going back towards the upswing, this is where I am right now. My job is management in retail and I think I’ve been called every name in the book. And if that’s not enough the higher ups can tend to be ruthless some days as well. I’m back in school to get into a new career, and a better job, but there are days when graduation day seems like it will never get here. It’s on days like this that I try to remember to trust in the Lord and rely on Him.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
Psalms 121:1-2 NKJV
There can be days when you feel like it’s never going to get better. That your stuck in a storm like in the song “Praise You In This Storm” by Casting Crowns. That you may be stuck in the situation your in. But believe me if you keep trusting and following the Lord He will come through for you. The hardest part for me is keeping in mind that it is in His time and not ours. Only God knows what is best for us and what time. We may think we know what’s best but ultimately God knows. I’ve made the mistake in the past thinking that I know what’s best and it’s only made things that much harder. It can seem tough at the time to just stay where you are and trust God, but in the end you will be glad you did. He will always come through for you. God Bless.