http://unequalmarriage.typepad.com/ is hosting TT for the month of October. When I saw her post this morning, I just smiled because I had already determined that this was the area I wanted to focus on today. Many of us are dealing with all sorts of life issues, some small and some big; look around you, if you aren't impacted in some way by the economy or by a health issue the chances are that you know someone who is. In these uncertain times in the world economy, it is very easy to start to panic but I want to challenge you today to look around and see those who are literally dealing with life and death situations-somehow it gives us a good dose of a reality check. If you read my post yesterday, you know it was about a little boy named Tripp who has a rare and awful disease. My heart broke as I read Tripp's story but it also made me realize I have no reason to ever have a pity party.
This week in my "In" box I got two daily postings that reminded me Who is really in control of my life. I read one to a good friend and she said I needed to post it, so I am. May these encourage you today as they've encouraged me this week.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns -- 10/4/11:
Refuse to be overwhelmed by the circumstances and situations that you are now facing and having to deal with. Maintain your peace and stay calm, for I will certainly take you through this time with great grace. Know that you are well able to accomplish what is before you to do even when you doubt your abilities. Put your confidence in Me, says the Lord. I can do what you cannot.
Mark 10:27 But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible."
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns -- 10/5/11:
Expect breakthrough in areas that have seemed overwhelming and impossible. Trust Me to open up the avenue of success. I answer your unwavering and patient faith. Refuse to get discouraged or give up; you've been through too much to turn back now. Stay the course, and let strength and courage prevail, says the Lord.
Isaiah 45:2 I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.
Remember if God is for us, who can be against us.
Have a blessed day. Noreen
Don't forget about my book giveaway tomorrow.
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