“Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds — his name is the LORD— and rejoice before him. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.”- Psalm 68:4-5
It seems when it rains, it pours.
I happen to be one of those people who love rain. Not everyday, but you don't get flowers if there is no rain (and you don't get flowers if there is no sun!)! You've got to trust that whatever God has designed, it's for good reason. Rain also reminds me of Noah, and God's promises. But did you ever stop to think about being on that ark? Rain = bad hair, smelly animals. And where did all the poop from those animals go? GROSS! But you've just got to trust that God has it all under control.
I was reminded today by my friend Mend (spelled Mende - pronounced like Mindy) that when we were younger I would refer to her friends as "church people" how funny is that because now I am a "church people". OH I know that everything works for God's purpose but looking back, I wish I would have been one of those "church people", how life may not have been easier, but i might have made better choices.
Today two people I love are set for surgery. Praying for them, the doctors, nurses, even the cafeteria people!, compassion, love, wisdom, and HEALING!! How different my life and outlook is to know that God has everything under control. Do I worry still, sometimes, but I've learned you can't pray and worry at the same time, so PRAY PRAY PRAY!
God loves us, He cares for us, from surgery to surgery to cutting vinyl tile!
OH HOW HE LOVES US!!
Matthew 6:25-34 25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.