The Tree with New Leaves

Recently we left town  for a few days.  Before leaving, my husband and I discussed a tree in our back yard that we both thought might be dead and was wondering who to call to cut it down when we came back.   While away one morning as I was praying, I remember asking to see God’s presence everywhere and began doing so.  Upon arriving home and unloading the car, I went to my desk and looked out the window.  There standing proud and lovely was our tree with leaves covering its branches.  There is much life in that tree as I see God expressed in growth and beauty.  Why do I ever doubt Him?

Psalm 16:11 states “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”  Thank you, Father!

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Laugh More

Today I will refuse to take myself so seriously!  I will laugh at myself more and realize I am not in control of my life.  God is my pilot and I am His co-pilot, not the other way around as the saying went years ago.  From Proverbs 17:22 it reads, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” and from Proverbs 31:25 it states, ” She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”  Sometimes, it seems that the world reports only dire predictions and bad news.  Today I will recognize God’s presence refusing to believe He has left us!

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Adverse Events

In life, it is not so much adverse events that cause anxiety, but it is the thoughts about these. Following these thoughts, comes human outlining, mental rehearsing, and ruminating.  The only remedy is to change our thinking from the problem to God’s presence and control in our life.  Micah 7:7 states, “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.”

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