I hope you enjoyed your time off and I pray you were able to relax a bit. I hope as you returned to work this week, you came back anticipating a new year filled with possibilities and opportunities. As I returned, I have already dealt with one issue after another. I hope you are keeping yourself safe from the storms.
Speaking of storms, as I drove in this morning, I was listening to a song by Jonathan McReynolds, God is Good (see link below). Anyway, the words are these:
“May your struggles keep you near the cross; may your troubles show that you need God; and may your battles end the way they should, and may your bad days prove that God is good. May your whole life prove that God is good.”
January is always the month when I take the first 21 days to focus on God and I have been praying and asking God to help me be kinder, more compassionate, and patient.
I have always been cautioned to be careful what I pray for because I will probably be challenged in those areas. So, that is exactly what I have experienced.
One frustrating thing after another. But then, as I drove into the office, I hear this song playing and my mind goes to a total state of worship. I found myself playing it repeatedly.
To me, that song was a way that the Holy Spirit was quietly calming me down and whispering the words, kindness, gentleness, and compassion.
Some days we will not be at our best. The things we wish we were, seem to be out of our physical abilities to change. The good news is God’s mercies are new every day
and what we must do is get up and start again. My life scripture is found in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you says God plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.”
I pray today that the Hope of God will fill you with all joy and peace. So that by His Spirit, you will abound and prosper.