Hello everyone…and a good evening to you! How was your Saturday? I truly hope that you had a very nice day! It’s been another great day for me! Since Keith and I are living on leftovers…I really didn’t have anything much to do; so I camped out in the office, with my husband today…and what a relaxing day I had!
One thing I did do early this afternoon; was make some ham salad sandwiches for lunch. I couldn’t believe it; but Keith never even knew what that was…so I surprised him, with chopped ham…chopped red onion and salad dressing. You could use mayo…but my mother used to make it with salad dressing (Miracle Whip). Anyways…what a sandwich…and I even made them with wheat bread and lettuce. I’ll tell you one thing…Keith knows what they are now; because he talked several times this afternoon, as to how he enjoyed them.
After a nice afternoon of peace and quiet…I decided to get an early shower and come in my office and spend a little time with you this evening. As I sat here on the daybed…looking out to an almost darkened yard; God led me to a song by David Phelps, titled…“Someone who cares.” For some reason, I knew that God was laying this song on my heart…but couldn’t quite figure out why. Well…lately, I have been feeling a little alone, with all the pain I’ve been going through…and I just think that God was reminding me this evening; that there is someone who truly cares about me…and that is Him.
While listening to the song…I continued to stare out the window…and as I looked up to the sky, God began to speak to my heart, while leading me to a Bible verse in I Peter 5:7…and we read… “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
You know…sometimes, we can become so caught up in the hurts of this life; that we find ourselves either holding tightly to them or wallowing in them; even to the place, where we forget to hand them over to God. I know for me…that when the pain gets out of control…I can completely forget about everything around me, except for the pain that is attempting to take me down; but you know what…when I find the strength through God…to turn upward to Him, rather than straight into the eyes of pain…that is when all the negativity…stemming from the pain...begins to leave, which truly helps me to connect with God instead.
One thing I have come to see over my lifetime; is that Satan not only longs to afflict us; but he also longs to wiggle the thorn of affliction and keep us distracted; so before we know it…we find ourselves lost and alone within the affliction. We must remember though, that there is truly a God who cares…and He even understands every hurt we’re facing…and all He asks; is that we would hand every care over to Him. I have truly come to see, through these little reminders…that when I do that; then the care that left my life to enter His hands, has now been exchanged for His loving care.
No matter what you may be feeling or experiencing tonight…may I encourage you, by saying; that God loves you more than you will ever know…and all He longs to do; is take the weight of despair from you and love you through these trying times in your life; but first, we must be willing to quit holding so tightly to despair…and let Him have it all; that we may truly feel and experience His comforting spirit.
As another day draws to an end, I praise God for His love…and for caring enough, to lead me to songs and Bible verses that can lift me up and draw me away from despair…into loving, caring and everlasting arms…His arms!
Well…time for dinner…a phone call and then some more relaxation. I truly hope and pray that you will find God, to be a loving and caring God…no matter what you may be facing at this time. Have a good night…and I pray many blessings on your night! See ya tomorrow!
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