Tuesday, March 23, 2010

God is LOVE!

Fact: God loves us.  "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness." Jeremiah 31:3,  "We love, because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19,  "My unfailing love for you will not be shaken. Nor my covenant of peace be removed. Says the Lord, who has compassion on you." Isaiah 54.10 

Fact: God has a plan for us.   "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" Jeremiah 29:11
"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matthew 6:28-30;34

Fact: If you are meant to be married, then God has someone who is created just for you.  "she was destined for you from eternity." Tobit 6:17

So what's the point of all this? We should have no anxiety about the future.  God has a plan for us.  There should never be a point where we feel as if we're running out of time for anything.  If it is meant to happen, and we do our very best, then it will happen. "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Trust Him.  He will take care of you. 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Vacation from Life

Life is hard.   It's a big shock, I know.  Sometimes, doing your best, just isn't good enough.  What then?  My solution in the past has always been to run away.  You know?  I'd like to take a vacation from life.  It sounds really nice.  The problem is, it doesn't work.

Running away has generally proven to be an extremely ineffective method for dealing with the difficulties of life.  When one runs away from problems they just continue to build up until there is one insurmountable obstacle.  So, no running away this time.  I'm just going to push on through.