Hope at times makes no sense, and we tell ourselves to not keep our hopes high so that we won’t be disappointed later, and I read one of my friends IG story asking “What does ‘This too shall pass’ mean anymore?” This is definitely one of the greatest testing time of our lives, we dread the news each day, I hate looking at my phone every morning for the fear of more “not so great news”, and I dread the times when the phone rings unexpectedly. Ironically, to our human eyes when we look for a justification for “This too shall pass”, all we see is more cases around us, or us coming into direct contact with a Covid positive unknowingly, or family members being tested, close ones and acquaintances dying, news of possible floods as if a pandemic wasn’t enough.. As if that wasn’t enough, of riots, explosions and plane crashes? All like an icing on the cake of 2020!Continue reading “The Flickering Light at the End of the Tunnel.”
Romans 15:14 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The song “I know who holds tomorrow “ by LeAnn Rimes which goes like this:
I don’t know about tomorrow,
I just live from day to day.
And I don’t borrow from the sunshine
‘Cause the skies might turn to gray.
And I don’t worry about the future,
‘Cause I know what Jesus said,
And today I’m gonna walk right beside him
‘Cause he’s the one who knows what is ahead.
There are things about tomorrow
That I don’t seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand.
And each step is getting brighter
As the golden stairs I climb.
And every burden is getting lighter
And all the clouds, they’re silver lined.
“I wonder how I will make ends meet this month”
“I wonder what I will eat for lunch”
“I wonder when I would get a job”
“I wonder how I would get this work done”
“I wonder if I would pass this course”
We wonder a lot but in reality we worry. We worry about every possible thing under the sun that we could worry about.
We sometimes don’t realize that we are worried about it, we just wonder about things that should, could or would happen almost drowning in it yet forgetting that our life guard walks on water.
If a house is built, it needed a mason , if it was painted it would have been done by the painter and if we were created we definitely have a creator who has the blueprint of our lives. Would a builder knowingly build a bad house, then how do you think our creator up above would be?
We still wonder and worry about how we would get the food on the table and about our work and studies and family and sickness and it goes on and on, we were just built this way but here is where you and me can make a change to our situation.
We can take control and say replace worry with prayer, anxiety with prayer and everything that comes in between to be fully handed over to the Most High. Aren’t we lucky to have such a privilege? We just forget sometimes that we have a God who sent His son to die a painful death on the cross for our sins.
With this big promise do we need worry about our lives?
Lord, I want my life to be built on you Lord, I want you to be my rock and salvation, the center of my life. I submit myself and each one of my worries to you this day. Help me to grow stronger and trust in you more each day. Amen.
“He refreshes my soul, He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake”
Water mint, marsh mint, peppermint and spearmint, are some of the varieties of mint that I know of. Also, mint water, mint chewing gums, mint tea, mint green teas and soaps are a few mint-related products I have used. There is this refreshing vibe all about mint, even the thought of which brings coolness into our minds.
Similarly, when I think of the story of the Samaritan woman, I think of refreshing water that would not make me thirsty again – water that would quench my thirst, water that would bring me life! I believe, that in my busy life, I need to stop by a well and have a bucket full of this refreshing water that would never make me thirsty again – water that would wash away my sins, water that would plant or nurture the spirit of love, joy and peace!
Lord, there are so many situations today in which I know for sure I will be angry. Lord, please wash away all the anger and jealousy, and all the bad things from me and fill me with the fruits of the spirit.
Lord, water my tired spirits.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life-of whom shall I be afraid?
Have we ever thought of how we learn about fear as babies?
It all starts of as very small scars in life. It begins with a small fall as babies that makes them a little scared to pursue the same paths again. But they forget and fall down again, and that’s how they learn how to walk, run and do all the wonderful things that they do as kids.
How does fear have this everlasting tattoo effect in our adult minds? Here’s where we need to think back in our lives of the areas where we have had fear or even the smallest of scars. ‘I was afraid of rain for a long time after I got stuck in a flood, but it took me months to realise that fear was the reason.’ We may also have such small or big things that we are afraid of.
Here is where we write them all down on a piece of paper and submit it all to God and let him take it over from there.
Lord, I am handing over my fear of losing my job, the fear of my boss, the fear that something bad might happen to my family, the fear of not getting a job, the fear of not getting a spouse, my family problems, financial problems and all my struggles into your hand. Give me the grace to get through this day and the peace that passes all understanding. Amen.
“ Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”
Wisdom and knowledge. Common Sense is not so common. Solomon was the wisest King. Make wise choices. Be responsible adults. Be good human beings.
How important is education in our lives? Do we want ourselves and our kids to just be educated or to be good humans above all?
At my weakest moments in trying to make people understand my point of view of things, both at work and outside, I have at times wished I could download the data of my feelings/thoughts from my brain and upload it to the other person’s brain. I want them to see it and understand it from my point of view, but it doesn’t really work that way.
We need the grace of God at such challenging moments of life where our emotions tend to take control of us and the situations. We need a divine grace to rise above the situations and recognize the line of events. We need His lamp of grace to show us the way in the dark desert.
Not everyone may understand what you are going through, but you are not alone….
Lord, let the words that come out of my mouth be meaningful and for your glory and give me the grace to get through this day. Amen