I am still not feeling well, but I had to post this morning. I have several family/friends that are going through some challenging situations. Oh, and did I mention that I am one of them? Well, my situation seems like a gigantic mountain that is never going to move and somedays I wonder if I will ever see the promised land? I have cried and begged God for some encouragement and just a little glimmer of hope. Of course, I was intending that would mean a change in my situation, but that is not exactly what has happened....yet! :) Anyway, what I am learning is that through these challenges in life ( & yes we ALL go through them) he does indeed use that time to draw us closer to him. I am literally having to CHOOSE each day whether I am going to mope around and worry or if I am going to "take every thought captive" and live in FAITH and speak God's word over my life. I wish I could say that I have risen to the occasion and am completely victorious in this area. I am not, BUT...I am seeing some small improvements! I have this neat book I bought at Lifeway. It is called 'Praying God's Will for my Life'. I love it. You are literally praying the scriptures over your circumstances. God's word is the encouragement that he has given me in answer to my prayer. So I thought I would share a few and I pray that it is encouraging to someone today!
' I pray, God that you will perfect that which concerns me, and that I will remember that your Mercy, O Lord, endures forever '
' I pray that I will hold fast the confession of my hope, without wavering, for you, God, ARE faithful' Hebrews 10:23
'I pray that I will always remember that you God, have declared, "So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11
' I pray that I will CONSTANTLY take the shield of faith with which I will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one' Ephesians 6:16