So first will you join me and pray for my friend Donna . Lord we lift Donna and her sweet family up to you. I ask that you keep them safe and that their life be filled with love and laughter. I praise you for Donna hearing that small still voice and offering me a Word from our Lord in my time of need. I thank you for her faithfulness and prayers. Amen.
OK, so Donna suggested: Psalm 73:25-26
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73: 25-26
Heaven: place of great beauty & pleasure. the place where God and his Angels are.
desire: to wish or long for , a request
fail: fall short, to be unsuccessful in obtaining a desired end.
strength: the power to resist, toughness, durability, strong source of support
We must remember that importance does not lie with Earthly things- our answer is in Heaven with God and the Angels. Eternity is much longer than this hot minute we are spending on Earth. Daily I tend to rely on myself and get disappointed when I fail and fall short of personal goals or something does not work out to my self satisfaction. What I do not realize is God is in charge. God has a plan and it's NOT MY PLAN.
I often can be heard saying Life is what happens when you make plans. or my favorite: Rejection is God's protection. So I need to remember that there is a positive side to "failing"!
I am often asked, "How can you be so strong in this difficult time in your life? I say I am weak but He is my strength. He instills in me the power to resist self doubt. He supplies me with protection and support to survive these earthly battles. I am not winning. God is winning.