22 October 2015

morning read for 22 October 2015

Isaiah 1:18 NIV
[18] “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord.

i know God is talking about salvation here; however, these words can apply to my situation.
i am already His child. i have accepted what Jesus Christ did for me. but i still have things come up that have to be dealt with. i still have to get thru the trials and tribulations of this life. i believe God wants us to settle the past. i also believe God wants us to settle the present trials in our lives. however, settling current matters can be complicated.
how do i settle a matter that has torn a family apart? how do i communicate with the other party when contact has been severed by the other party? how will the matter be settled without God intervening?
if God does nothing, then nothing good can come of this matter. if God does not settle this matter, then an innocent man goes to jail.

James 1:12 NIV
[12] Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

the trials of this life r supposed to bring perseverance. that may be true, but not all trials bring the right kind of perseverance. suffering for believing in God is one thing. suffering because of someone's false accusations is another. tho they can be intertwined.

the answer to my questions r in the latter part of James 1:12 - "...that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him."
even if the matter is settled, the accused either imprisoned or set free, he who believes and perseveres will be given the promised crown of life.
it does not matter the trial one goes thru. if u r steadfast in your relationship with God, He will reward u according to His promise. u may not see it here on earth. but staying steadfast in your faith and relationship with Jesus, your perseverance will be rewarded.
the KEY is NOT LETTING GO in the midst of the trial or tribulation.

14 October 2015

Isaiah 40:26 & Proverbs 22:24

Isaiah 40:26->
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.


Who created all these?

calls forth each of them by name

not one of them is missing


Proverbs 22:24
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered,

how is it that a family member is one that is the hot-tempered one that gets angered easily?
then does something that is so devastating and hurtful.
how am i supposed to handle something like that?
i know forgiveness is of the utmost importance. but forgiveness can be hard when the one u see everyday bearing that devastation has all but physically died. i watch and see my hubby bearing a weight that should never have been placed there by our own daughter. how do i as a wife and mother handle this?

in Isaiah 40:26 it tells me to lift up my eyes and look to the heavens. i see the stars God made. i know He calls them each by name and none r missing.
so am i to lift up my eyes to the heavens? am i supposed rest in the fact God has not forgotten me or that i am missing?
YES! i am to totally trust God. His Word is true.
now what am i to do about one who looks so defeated, torn to shreds, and feels alone. how do i help my hubby to stand tall once again with the knowledge of our situation and deep hurt it has caused.
how do i come to grips that this life changing event has torn our family apart? how do i ever trust or even respect my daughter again?
at this point, there is no trust or respect for her or her husband. hard to say, but it is where i am at. both my hubby and i pray for the entire family. i have placed their names in a few scriptures. not only does this release God's Word into their lives, but also allows healing to happen within me. the hardest thing in all of this is the grandkids. we have not seen our first 2 grandchildren in over a month. and they live very close to us.

the one good thing is our youngest daughter and her hubby have been a big help, even tho they live much farther away. just being able to talk to someone really helps. 

last nite as we prayed together, hubby couldn't find any words to pray. he just hung his head and cried. he is also a bit depressed becuz of what is happening. in my opinion, he is still grieving that a family has been torn apart. and him not feeling good is stemming from the weight of our situation. i believe he is trying to come to terms with the fact of a shattered family.
i, too, am coming to terms with it. i do my best to focus on my other daughter's family.

01 October 2015

Zephaniah 3:17 - God lives among us

17 For the Lord your God is living among you. 

He is a mighty savior. 

He will take delight in you with gladness. 

With his love, he will calm all your fears. 

He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

how do we know God is living among us?

how can God calm our fears?

what joyful songs does God rejoice over us with?

these r questions i am asking myself. an event happened and is ongoing that has me running to God for answers. this event is one that tears families apart. i am walking thru a very difficult event in my life. but God has been with me the entire time. i know He will continue to be with me.