Today is a beautiful day in Vancouver; no rain, the bright sun shining down on everything gives it so much life, making it look vibrant and lovely. My garden is again progressing along quite nicely, even though we have had so much rain, and as I stare out at it, I am in awe of it beauty. The leaves on the trees and flowers seem to be pointing upward, as if they are giving the glory to God for their beauty. This makes me happy to know that although so many people today are misdirected, nature still exhibits his presence reminding me that He is the almighty.
In all things, I think we should remember to glorify God. For the good because of His great mercy and blessing, and for those that we do not understand. In those times when things seem bleak, unwanted, painful, or unexpected circumstances arise, we should give him praise that he is on the throne; helping us by leading and directing our path. Sometimes we never truly grasp the purpose of the situation until it has ended.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Pro 3:5-6
I know I use this scripture a lot, but it has helps me so many times when facing circumstances I find overwhelming or do not understand. God works on my behalf, and he will work for you also. He is my father, and loves me, only wanting the best for me. When prior conditions looked bleak or did not go my way, I look back upon them now thank God I did not get what I wanted. He gave me much better. A child of God, in the end everything works out for my good.
Am I saying that God gives me bad. NO, I don’t feel God sends anything evil against me. It is my own self and the will of others bombarding me that attempts to take away my comfort. Sometimes the attacks are from the devil, ones he has purposely set upon me to hurt me or destroy my faith in God.
So when I pray, I believe in faith that God is directing my steps and in control of circumstances coming against me; and if I can believe, nothing will defeat me. This does not mean I sit back and wait, I work to follow His Holy Spirit’s guidance. God gives me peace within my heart to make decisions and when there is no peace, then I rethink my choice now.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Phi 2:13
I want to encourage you today, trust in God, He is there for you.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Jn 14:27