Floyd had some hard days this week with the chest congestion but thankfully the Lord has answered our prayers and it cleared up in recent days.
During my stay in the hospital last week I felt so supported & carried by all the prayers of the faithful ones around the world. I felt “cocooned” in peace.
My recovery is a bit more complicated this time so I am praying for it to go smoothly with no infections.
“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
I’m glad Floyd and I are both in His hands!
One of the things I find that I have to guard my heart from is looking at how things were in the previous seasons of my life - or from how things are in the lives of my friends. I am careful to remind myself that this is the journey that God has allowed for my life - and that He has good plans and purposes for it. He is faithful to help me on this journey, and He is continually with me whatever the journey holds.
It's important for me to find contentment for the journey I'm on. Sarah Young says that "learning to be content is both a discipline and an art." I can identify with that. I must choose to look to God and trust Him. I must look for Him in the daily events of my life. And I must look for the "hope" He has for me in my future as Jeremiah 29:11 says.
I am grateful this surgery is behind me - and I'm looking to what God has on the path ahead. There is always joy in Him on the journey, no matter how hard the journey might be!
" 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' "
"I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go." Genesis 28:15
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13
"Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer." Romans 12:12
"All the days of the oppressed are bad, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast." Proverbs 15:15
"You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence." Acts 2:28
"For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him." 2 Chronicles 16:9
There are hard things in life at times, but my heart's desire is to stay fully committed to Him - come what may! He gives grace to do that. He is so good, so faithful, so kind and just in all His ways. What a treasure it is to walk with Him. And He does strengthen my heart!