Matters of the Heart – Part 2

Last summer I wrote about duct tape…. I discovered the only way to open myself to others was to completely open myself to God. I had to hand over my sticky plaque-filled heart and let Him do what He does best: Love me, clean away the plaque of life’s hurts and get out there to do what He called us all to do – love others.

We all know heartache comes…and yet we rarely expect it when it does – maybe that’s how you know you’ve completely given your heart to someone or something….

Perhaps the test is to decide what to do with your heart when it feels like it’s been through a meat grinder:

Do you pull out the duct tape and try to piece it back together on your own? OR

Do you call on God and allow Him to provide true healing?

My vote goes to the latter…

God assures us He works ALL things together for good (Rom 8:28) – even heartache….

God assures us He has a plan for our lives…plans to prosper us and not harm us – plans to give us hope and a future (Jer 29:11)

During any transition, we’re reminded not to focus on the circumstance and instead be thankful! He has the pruning shears out – growing us in ways we may not see today, but HE SEES – He knows the harvest to come!

“God looks forward to blessing us every day. Live expectantly.”

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You Must Trust

The message at Boot Camp Prison Ministry Sunday was on Trust

The sermon Sunday? Trust

Devotional from 365 One-Minute Meditations: God Calling? Yep – Trust:

“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust.” Psalm 91:4

“You must trust Me wholly. This lesson has to be learnt. You shall be helped, you shall be led, guided, continually. The children of Israel would long before have entered the Promised Land — only their doubts and fears continually drove them back into the wilderness. Remember always, doubts delay. Are you trusting all to Me or not?

I have told you how to live and you must do it. My children, I love you. Trust My tender Love. It will never fail you, but you must learn not to fail it.

Oh! could you see, you would understand. You have much to learn in turning out fear and being at peace. All your doubts arrest My work. You must not doubt. I died to save you from sin and doubt and worry. You must believe in Me absolutely.”

He Knows!

Timely reminder in my Words of Encouragement:

“God knows our thoughts before we say a word, so saying one thing and doing another is perfectly useless. We may hide our true intentions from others: a friend, a co-worker, a partner…but never from God”