It is a lovely Sunday and I am praying for you now before the sun rises. Prayer is so powerful. Our Lord is faithful! His love for you is immeasurable and His thoughts toward you outnumber the sand. You are His beloved one.
This morning I was instantly awakened by a myriad of urgent thoughts. That moment brought with it a choice to continue to think about the urgency of the circumstances or to employ that urgency in fervent prayer and thanksgiving. Jesus, speaking to His disciples in John 14, said, "Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in Me." We choose our response to the circumstances of life,the pressures, the fears, the opportunities to be offended or wounded, the disappointments, our own failures or the failures of others. He says choose to not allow our hearts to be troubled, believe in Him and trust in His Word! We can place our hope in the living God. Then we can do what David did in Psalm 9. "I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in You. I will sing praise to Your Name O Most High." Let's believe God's Word today. Let's remember His faithfulness! Right now we can make the decision to give Him thanks and praise and allow His steadfast love to keep our hearts steadfast in Him and His faithfulness. "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, and His steadfast love endures forever!" (Ps. 107:1)