Tuesday, February 24, 2009

He has plans

I have this scripture framed next to my bed. I look upon it often as it encourages me. It also reminds me that the Lord is in control of my life and He knows exactly what I'm going through. Not only that, He is with me every step of the way!

I've looked at this scripture often during the past two days of self-imposed rest. I don't know about you, but when I'm in pain or having physical ailments, I get scared. I know it's unreasonable to get scared, but I do. Knowing that the Lord really does have His hand on my life gives me great comfort. I know the Lord didn't make my knee swell up like a balloon - I did that all by myself! However, He doesn't desert me when I make the dumb decisions or over-do when I know better.

I'm trying to focus on my blessings. I have a wonderful husband who loves me (despite myself!) and two, wonderful sons and they are all the joy of my life. I have a beautiful sister that is such a dear friend and sister in Christ. I have wonderful in-laws, and two fantastic nephews and their wives and children. I have a roof over my head and food on my table. I have 3 loving dogs that love me no matter what and bring fun to my life. I could go on and on with all my blessings. God has truly blessed me!

If you're having pain in your life - whether it's physical, financial, or spiritual - please sit down and write out your blessing. Commit your life to the Lord (or re-commit) and know that He truly is with you through everything and is in control. He really does give beauty for ashes!

God bless you - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julie, first of all I wanted to thank you for your kind comment on my recent post.
    God is so good, is all I can say.
    Sorry about your pain and pray you recover quickly. Counting your blessing, like you say, aids in that I'm sure.
    God bless


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