Tuesday, April 23, 2019

This Day

This Day I have prayed to be better than my yesterday.  Yesterday was rough.  The things in it were hard for me to take.  I know that I was not alone, that my God was there with me.

But still, His presence was to strengthen and to lead me through.  There were stones flying at me, Spiritual stones. Some hit hard while others bounced off.

It's to be expected! Jesus said to expect such things if you are following Him.

Yes rejection hurts. You are expecting one kind of news and get another.  Was reading today of King David experiencing a similar sentiment.  His joy was turned to sorrow as well. 

I know not what God has planned but I do know in whom I have believed.  These days are still like the days of Noah, like the days of Lot. We do well to remember that.

I have another blog that I toss my other writing projects and such onto. Last night I discovered the statistics for it. My most read posting on there was my Testimony of Jesus in my life.  Of when Jesus saved me.  The path my life has been.  That was encouraging!  The country's that have been reading those things was amazing to see.  Jesus said to tell others of thd great things He has done for me and I did.

I guess yesterday also showed me something about me.  Was reading this morning about the source of the water of life within the believer. 

"For My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2:13

The writer of the devotional was both reminding and encouraging people to remember where the living water comes from in their lives.  It's from Christ.  Yesterday I was burdened but never thirsty inside.  My Wife brought me water but there already was water.  There was a load on me but the burden was lighter than it could have been.  Jesus keeps His promises.  I may not always see where I am going but as Psalms 23 says "He leads..."  So yes disappointment does come but it's only for the moment.  The joy He will bring will overshadow it.
Quite often we pray alright but aren't praying big enough.  We settle for less than He is prepared to give.  It's a lesson that I am still learning.  This life is but like grass it shoots up is lush and green and then is gone.  To dwell on what might have been is a waste.  Staring in the rearview mirror while the car is moving into traffic.  Not good.  You will be the next accident.

So as the writer of another blog reminded me, take those feelings and leave them at the cross.  All of them by name.  We trusted Jesus to save us, we need to trust Him to see us through the ugly stuff in our lives.  The letting go of every single thing that harms us or holds us back in our life.

Let go and move on as He leads. It may get dark at times, but He sees just as well in the dark as in broad daylight.  What is scary to us isn't to Him. He leads. He decides where the rest stops are.

Today is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.

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