Friday, March 9, 2012

Wherever You Go...

Joshua 1:9 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

 There are things in life we all have to go through that are hard. There are some things that one can really go through  with us - no one but God. Whether it be physical pain, loss of a loved one, an operating room, or struggles in the workplace we are never alone. Isn't this verse a great comfort?

 I remember when I was having my neck surgery I began to get very nervous laying on the table all alone waiting for my trip to surgery and I began to feel very panicky. This nurse came looked at me and saw I was upset and said, "Don't worry, you won't be there all alone. God's going to be in there with us."  That was just what I needed to hear! Don't be afraid - Be Brave - Wherever you are God is there too!

Monday, March 5, 2012

You're a Friend of God!

John 15:13.Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14. Ye are my friends, If ye do whatsoever I command you.

Friends can encourage and help us through tough times. If you've ever had a close friend you know what a blessing he/she can be in your life. Today, as I read this verse "Ye are my friends"  really touch me - have you really considered that? God considers us His friends! I've thought about the father/daughter relationship but never fully considered how wonderful it is to be a friend of God and how much He wants to be our friend. We can be best friends with an almighty God!   I hope you keep in close contact with your friend -I bet He's waiting to hear how your day went.
Now, that's a friendship to brag about! CC

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Be Still

Psalms 46:10
 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

 Sometimes life just doesn't go the way we have planned. In spite of our best efforts, in spite of our fruitless attempts at planning for the future and avoiding heartache - things fall apart. Bad news, emergencies, moments of crisis, our health fails - whatever the disaster -God isn't surprised. In my moment of bad news this week: "Be still and know that I am God" immediately came to mind. We may not always understand the things we will go through but  be still and know that God is with you and will help you through it. God bless you and whatever you are going through it isn't too big for God. Have a Great Day!