Monday, May 22, 2017

Life is messy - Bonita Y. McCoy

Psalm 115: 11(The Voice Bible)
All who fear and know the Eternal, put your trust in Him. He is their helper and defender.

We are not without hope.

If God is for us, who can be against us?

So many times, I let anxious thoughts crowd into my mind, leaving no room for the truth of God's word.

It's a lack of trust on my part. I allow the opinions or worries of the world to stir up my own concerns. I'm not saying stick your head in the sand ( never a good idea) and hide, nor am I saying we should walk around with rose colored glasses. That's not healthy, either.

I am a realist, and the reality is Life is messy and hard, but...

And it's what follows that conjunction that I want us to focus on -

Life is messy and hard, but God is faithful, and I can trust Him.
Life is messy and hard, but He will help me when I run to Him.
Life is messy and hard, but He is my defender and will never leave me nor forsake me Hebrews 13:5.

When worry and fear come wandering into our thoughts, we should begin to recall God's promises to us, His children.

Remember what Jesus said in John 16:33, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

Today, hand over whatever has you anxious or worried and ask the Father to give you His peace, trusting that He can do more than we ever imagined or hoped.

Finding God's beautiful pieces of grace,