My week began with a bang. My heart sank as I walked through some pretty scary things for a few days with a loved one. I was reminded that I have no control over many of the things that happen in my life & in the lives of those I hold dear. I only have control
of how I react to those situations.
I've been amazed at how strong I must be - since I've experience more than what I thought I could ever possibly bare throughout the past days, months and years. But, I choose to be STUBBORN about one thing... the truth of God's promises. And, God promises,
"The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure." 1 Corinthians 10:13To the glory of God, I've been bathed with a sense of peace that God is near & that GOD IS IN CONTROL. He was not surprised by any of the twists & turns which knocked me off my feet. He is never surprised. In the calm times and in the tumultuous times - He is always working for good. In spite of our bad times & in spite the evil in this world, God is always there and working!
You can be strong too... by fully leaning on Him!
(original publish date 4-19-13)