My daily prayer is for more grace and humility. Today, I found this prayer answered fully and I was uncomfortable and a little resentful. Then I was gently reminded that my prayer was being fulfilled and Hebrews 12:11 came to thought. It reads, “All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” As I stepped back and viewed the experience, I was truly blest by this gentle nudge in spiritual growth. There is never a retrograde step in growth and for this, I am grateful.
This morning I was reminded by a dear friend of Isaiah 43:2-3 where it states, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;”.
The cloud is lifting from the imagined hurt of yesterday and the sun is shining. How very humbled I am to know God is always right here with me, where it may look like a challenge. Today I will look through God’s eyes and see perfection and harmony everywhere.
This morning we left early to drive to a nearby city and there was no time to write. Upon returning this afternoon, I felt heavy and almost “blah” and could not think of a thing to write. After a bit, I realized there should not be a day to go by without expressing gratitude to God for all blessings! Sometimes, I seem to forget for a minute. Thankfully, we have a patient and Loving God.