Scriptures and Meditation

I have got to start by saying that many times over the last couple of days, I have been close to tears. The whole Coronavirus and all of the news coverage, along with my husband’s reports to me once I have turned off the news, have led me to be anxious and upset. So, time to refocus. God is in control and nothing is going to happen today that He and I can’t handle together!

God knows! That is important for me to know, really deep in my heart.
God is in control. He has seen me before I was born and He has written in His Book of Life all about me. I’m not sure what it means that all my days were written, but I will take it to mean that I will not die until God is ready to call me home.
This was part of my devotions yesterday. Think about it. God is still merciful and still faithful, so why should I be fearful? Paul said to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Amen!
God preserves us! He will watch over us and take care of us through this. Those called to be home with Him are being preserved eternally with Him. God is righteous and His judgments are always right.
Thankful for God’s love that lasts forever.
Trust, just that. Trust!

I have started a new gratitude journal as I face the challenge of each new day. I hope that you will all join me in this endeavor. As bad as things are, and the President says that it will get worse, there is always something for which we can be thankful. I am especially thankful for my husband who is my companion in all of this and who has taken such good care of me for the last five years since I had a stroke. I am thankful for being able to pick up a prescription at Walmart without going into the store. I am thankful for grocery pick-up also, again without going into the store at all. I am thankful for my cat Daisy who seems to sense when I am down and cuddles with me. I am thankful for my sister who shares my love of reading. I am thankful that each of my children and grandchildren is healthy now and that I can see them via technology. I am thankful for God who loves me in spite of my doubts, depression and weaknesses and calls me to His side to be refreshed, again and again.

Yes, the days are hard and sometimes seem long. But, God….You complete that statement. There are so many of these statements in the Bible. Just when you think that the situation is hopeless, but God….

Blessings, my dear friends and readers, for a day filled with hope and gratitude. That is how I am approaching today, so I pray that you will join me.

Amen and amen!

13 thoughts on “Scriptures and Meditation

  1. Lee Poskey

    But God,
    Has forgiven me of all sins that I will ever commit,
    But God,
    Has fully sanctified me & made me a beloved saint,
    But God,
    Has made me His righteousness,
    But God,
    Has made even my enemies be at peace with me.
    But God,
    Intercedes on my behalf,
    But God,
    Is living inside of me, and teaches & comforts me all the time,
    But God,
    Loves me to pieces.

    All glory to the risen Lord Jesus Christ!

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    1. I am thinking of one of my favorite Worship songs right now…It is called “No Longer a Slave”.
      The chorus has the words,
      🎼” I’m no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God”🎶
      With everything going on around us, it’s easy to give on to fear. I think as believers, we sometimes think that the things that happen have suddenly taken God by surprise! But God being Omniscient, (all knowing) and Eternal, knew WAY back into eternity what was coming in 2020. Nothing happens to us apart from His permissive will. That in itself should comfort us. But, as fleshly humans, we forget, and do give in to fear! But these are the times where we need to trust God, no matter what! While the world crumbles, we need to stand in faith! Those outside of Christ are looking for hope in these troubled times. This is the Body of Christ’s time to shine! This is where we get to live what we say we believe! We may be timid, but God has a hold of EVERYTHING! We are not to crumble as those who don’t know Christ! (See Matt 7:24-27)
      As Fanny Crosby, the great hymn writer, once reportedly said, “I am founded upon the Rock of Jesus Christ. The storms may beat against me, and the waves may crash at my soul, causing me to tremble upon that Rock…But the Rock beneath me never moves.”

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  3. Alive And Well

    I’m also grateful for grocery store pickup, even at my small store, where you have to call and ask. None of that fancy online ordering here! It’s kindness in action.

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  4. I had to finally tell my husband that I didn’t want to hear anything else. He stopped telling me what he’s heard and seen, so I’m thankful for that. Thank you for these verses!! They’re very comforting. A gratitude journal is a great idea! Praying for you!

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