We are all going through something in one form or another. Who am I to say that my situation is worst than yours or is harder. That is just not fair. I have noticed that while going through things people like to say it could always be worst. However what happens when I'm at my worst? What Now? I read this and was immediately convicted. I have been in a woe is me more than a few times not concerned about what the next person or a person across the country may be feeling or dealing with. I am reminded that my faith is sufficient and that there are always angels of mercy around me praying for me or just simply helping me. How awesome is that to just be thought of? So even if you faith is weak or you are not quote a believer, I hope that you take something from this or at least know that you are not the only one going through.
Be Encouraged Today!!!
WE live in uncertain times. Both the news and our personal situations may fill us with anxiety. Recently while I was recovering from back surgery and the complications of an infection, my company eliminated my job. I wondered how is my family going to survive until I get a new job. What will happen to our plans for the future?
My mother and many friends reminded me that I was on their prayer circle's list of concerns and that God hears the prayers of the righteous, those who want to be close to God and try to live their life accordingly. People I did not even know were praying for me.
I began to see that God's blessings were flowing to me through many people, some I never would have imagined. A friend reminded me that God created all things good. God continues to create, and all things will be good again. Each time uncertainty creeps in; I remind myself that God is all-loving, all-powerful, and all-knowing. God is ever present at the potter's wheel, using our good times and bad to mold us into the people God wants us to be.
Mark H. Anderson (Pennsylvania, USA)
Prayer: In you, O God of hope and joy, all things came into being, including each of us. Help us to be mindful of your presence and to walk with you in hope and faith, seeking your will, not our own. Amen.