"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
Last night on Facebook (my favorite website), a friend posted this Bible verse. You know how I told you yesterday that when something happens, God has a way of giving you an answer...well this once again was mine. It was beautiful last night, so I decided to grab the laptop, a blanket and do some writing on the patio. The sky was so clear as it was getting darker outside and I laid the laptop aside and just started talking. I am a really big fan of talking to God outside, it calms me down for the most part, but as I was talking, I got this overwhelming sense of dread. I mean literally, my stomach started hurting and I wasn't really sure why. There have been so many good things happening to me lately, one in particular and at that very moment, I felt like it was all going to be taken away and I had no clue as to why.
Maybe it is the fact that sometimes I don't think I am deserving of good things in my life, maybe it's that for so long I was use to Satan having his way with me and that was all I knew and "good" just didn't make sense in my life. I don't know but I looked down at the computer and saw the FB page was still up and it said one new post. I clicked on it and it said " Philippians 4:6-8".
I remembered the verse very well and I just started crying.
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."
I told this same friend earlier today that I trust God, but sometimes I don't "trust" Him. Does that make sense? I know He is God but I like to HELP OUT if I can in my situations because after all I know me well right???? But He doesn't need my help and God doesn't want me (us) stressing about things that are out of our control. He wants us to trust Him and lay it all on Him, no matter what it is. He is really interested in what we think, say and feel. He's our dad, and what child's dad wants them to hurt?
So as I sat there, my talk changed. I just told God, "it's on you now, I am done cause this worrying will kill me for sure if I keep on. Whatever you think best, that's what it will be." And then my phone rang...... it was perfect timing as usual on God's part and he knew exactly what I needed, even though I wasn't quite sure myself, and he gave it to me. The night was good.
I pray that you all have a wonderful day and try not let the worries of life get to you. I know how hard that can be, trust me, but I know God is listening to you (and me) so just talk to Him. Doesn't have to be formal (I rarely do formal). Just talk to Him like you would your best friend, because that's what He is anyway. Tell Him what you want .. you may not get it exactly how you would like, but knowing Him like I am starting to, it will be much better!
Have a blessed day and Lord willing, we will talk again soon! Love ya!
P.S. - CONGRATS VALERIE on the new grand baby!!! Can't wait to see pictures!!