Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Give Everyday A Chance!

It is hard to believe that we are now two weeks into the New Year.......the year of 2015.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  "The Lord is my portion,"  says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."

                                                                                            Lamentations 3:22-24

These first two weeks have been quite challenging and have definitely required me to exercise my Trust in the Lord.   Thank goodness for God's word, that assures me that HIS mercies are new every morning.

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You know..... God longs to be our guide.....He longs to direct our steps and to lead us past the wilderness that we sometimes walk through.

I know that for me......I have walked on many uneven paths this past year {2014}   I faced mental challenges in dealing with my dad.   There were many days when fear of the unknown, kept me  awake at night and it kept me  pacing the floor ....often!

I look back and can clearly see that it was me... i was the one that was purchasing the  tickets  to travel on the worry train...

It's just my nature to anticipate the best in everything and out of everyone.    When things don't work out, I can't focus until I have found a solution that will work..... as we all is not perfect!!  Life will disappoint us...People will disappoint us!  It's people like me that have to work through the letdowns,  because we expected more than what could be given. 

It is very difficult to have high expectations, only to find that those expectations can sometimes fail us.   A hand shake is no longer a hand shake.....a person's word is no longer set in gold.....and the one thing that I've learned most of all is that the love of money is deceitful.   What happened to the days of helping others .....just because it's the right thing to do??
Not for personal gain!! all my God empowered me was essential for me to welcome the Holy Spirit to guide me, to teach me and to help me in my times of weakness.

Yes.....our days are moving forward and the year 2015 is marching along.   I am filled with Hope....Hope that will anchor my soul and will move me forward in my relationship with the Lord.  

I know that there are phenomenal Blessings just ahead!!  Just thinking about them makes me want to dance.

Sweet hugs....
Shug ~


Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

So often it seems we live in a time where honor and doing the right thing are just out the window. I am thankful that God is the same today as every day and will be tomorrow. He is faithful. I've had a few of those nights on the worry train, too... then, I remember to rest on Him and finally get back to sleep. blessings ~ tanna

Betsy Adams said...

I certainly needed to read this one today... I think you (through God) wrote this one for ME... Amazing how God works through us, isn't it?

It's 5 days since surgery and there are some signs of improvement.. That is the good news... But for me, these signs are coming slowly, very slowly. I just need to see that HOPE and keep my spirits high.


Laurie M said...

you are such an inspiration to me, take care my friend,

Pam said...

This is a great post to read today. I've been on that worry train, and your post is a great inspiration, great passage quoted there! Take care

Ruth Hiebert said...

Thanks for sharing these thoughts. I have become somewhat of a wimp,the last few days.I am not used to being sick,but this bug has taken me for a spin,BUT,I know God is still good and He will see me through.

Ginny said...

"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." Jer. 29
Blessings to you, sweet Shug. I agree with everything you are saying. Yes, people do not take pride in their word or their work anymore. That is gone with the wind and the fifties. But God still loves us and wants only the best for us.

Melinda said...

Super post!

M : )

Michelle said...

Shug, you are always so inspiring!

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