Sadness, fear, anxiety, and pain is running rapid these days and we need to come against it for it stop.
Well so the past few days have been awfully busy. It is hard to stay in a “business” mindset when summer hits. I have been sad since about last Thursday. Not sad that it is summer. But sad that the “preschool/Head start” chapter of my sons life has come to an end. I have the urge constantly to cry about it. Even though it is a good thing. It is good to move on to new things. Some change, like the changes in grades throughout school, are meant to be a good thing. A cheerful thing, a celebration of growth. As you all already know, I have a hard time with change. Large or small, change has always been hard for me. Especially when it feels like this was the end of my baby boy, being a baby anymore. From now on he will be a “big kid”, well at least he thinks so.
Even though I will always consider him my baby boy; Things change and will continue to do so. Ageing, apparently, is inevitable and unavoidable. I hate that fact. On top of all the chaos of the school year coming to an end, there also has been a lot of personal family stuff going on over the last week. Things that are bringing big changes into our lives and the lives of those around us.
So here I sit; (minorly stressed), a tad over whelmed, scared and definitely over emotional. I am aware that is is something we will live through. I am aware, that our “problems” are not really that big. To us they seem that way. But you know the bible says in several places to not be weary or heavy laden. To bring our problems to Him. God promises to give us peace that surpasses all of our Understanding. God promised to take our burdens. God promised that if we are willing, to give him our emotions, our sadness and our fear He will take them. He will take our sadness.
I know for people who do not know God, or Jesus or know them very well, then it is hard to understand what that means. Or even the power behind the Word of God. It is hard to know the things God is capable of. But He is very real, and Very powerful.
“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’” Isaiah 41:10 NKJV
“and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 NKJV
I know it my heart that God has promised us Peace beyond our Understanding. We just have to ask for it. Ask for help, for peace, for wisdom. Ask and we will receive, only if we believe.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 NKJV
Yes, I am sad. Yes, I want to cry. But, on Sunday when I was in church, I prayed. I could see the cloud above us. I could see the burdens on our shoulders. But as I kept on praying quietly during worship, I could see the clouds and burdens being taken away. I could see God taking it all away. I know that most of you would think I am full of it. Or just a quack and think there is nothing here for you from these words of a crazy person. But I know it in my heart that God cares for us. I know that every time you ask Him, every time you trust in Him, that there is a bigger plan beyond what we can see. We can pray for answers, we can pray for peace, we can pray that things will work out according to His will for our lives. When we do, we will start to see answers, we will start to see miracles that we long for, we will start to see the power God in our lives and the lives around us.
22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Matt. 21:22 NKJV Matt. 21:22 NKJV
Every night my babies and I pray for our WHOLE family. For blessings and protection over every single one of them, and we say each of their names one by one. (By the way we have a large family these days) We pray that God fills all our lives with Joy. We talk to God about many things, we let him know how we feel. My babies know that God is with us. They believe. I believe because I have seen His works.
Knowing all of these things, it is still hard some days to be reminded of what is important. It is hard to remember that all we need to do is take our cares to Him. Talk to Him like he is right here with us. Because He is. Accept Him with the faith of a Child. We are His children. I have to remind myself all of the time that we are not alone. It says it all over the Bible. How and where to get help from. How and where to find answers.
Unique Advice for Today: Ask God to show you miracles and blessings in your life. Ask Him to show you His presents. Ask Him to take your fears, and anxieties. Then wait, wait with open hearts, with open minds and with open eyes. Watch for the answers, Wait on the Lord. I can promise you He will answer.
Thanks for bearing with me on this one. I pray you find what you are looking for.
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NKJV
“Cast your burden on the Lord,
And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved” Psalms 55:22 NKJV
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” Matt. 6:25 NKJV
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 NKJV
“13 Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” 16 And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.” Mark 10:13-16 NKJV
15 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” 16 And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.” Mark 10:13-16 NKJV
16 And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.” Mark 10:13-16 NKJV
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him” Matthew 7:7-11 NKJV
8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him” Matthew 7:7-11 NKJV
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