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Let Tomorrow Wait

The key to peace and happiness is in how we deal with troubles and trials. If we truly trust God, we will face life and its challenges fearlessly, knowing He’s with us and will get us through every situation. But sometimes we miss a lot of the good stuff because we’re too focused on the bad stuff.

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Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

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Ready, Set, GO!

When we waste our days—sometimes years—doing harm to ourselves and others, there is no do-over. But! There is “start over”. No matter how many times we fail, we can always turn to God and begin anew. He never gives up on us, and no matter how terrifying the things are that want to lure us back to their den, we can walk away and do so without fear of them.

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Whatever demons might be chasing you:

“Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and I will rescue you,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 1:8

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2019

Happy New Year!

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The Voice I Hear

falls 1 quoteThese words from the song, The Garden, bless me tremendously. I’m learning not to look back on my past with regret, and I’ve come to realize God is in charge and will see me through all challenges or trials. But more than that, I’ve begun to expect good things, moving forward each day, expecting things to work to the good. I’m not all the way there yet with respect to this way of dealing with life’s challenges, but I’m getting closer every day, and I’m able to go boldly into each new day, unafraid and expecting God’s best. I am at peace.

I am blessed.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

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Like A Rainbow in the Dark

The wind roared as black clouds raced in, and we ran—your hand holding tight to mine—toward the shelter door in the backyard. I was not afraid, because I was with you, and that is all that matters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement

March 22

            A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. Psalm 91:7-8

            This may seem disconcerting at first, but if we think about it, it makes perfect sense. God is saying, as believers, we don’t have to worry or be afraid of pestilence or disease of any kind, but if we do not believe Jesus died for our sins, we will obviously not be protected. It’s pretty simple, if you ask me.

            I am confident in the ability of my body to heal itself and of God’s promise to not allow pestilence to come near me; as a result, I am almost never sick. I have my own little remedies I use for most things, like colds and flu, and even for aches and pains associated with physical strain or injury.

            If I feel the least little tickle of a sore throat, or the slightest sniffle, I go on the attack with vitamin C, lots of fruit juice and water, and my secret weapon—Listerene! I gargle every thirty minutes or so with the mouth wash, drink as much water and juice as I can stand, and take lots of vitamin C. Works every time! (Not to advertise for any particular brand, but I bought another brand once, and when I tried to gargle with it, I blew bubbles. What’s up with that?)

            Another little secret I’ve discovered works on almost every injury, whether it’s a small cut (dumb knife!), a smashed thumb (stupid hammer!), a bruise (who put that table there?), or a muscle strain (jeesh, I used to could do that!) is movement. I’ve found when an injury occurs, if I continue to move the injured part as much as possible, it seems to lessen the swelling and soreness, and in the case of cuts, they seem to heal rapidly. I figure it probably has to do with blood circulation, but obviously I’m not a medical expert.

            However, the main ingredient is faith. I firmly believe my faith is the most important ingredient in staying well and healing fast. Call me a nut, but it works for me!

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