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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

{ Wednesday's Words - Peace, Provision, Protection }

PEACE
This certainly needs to be my focus verse because of the tendency to have a mind that races from one thought to another.




PROVISION
A family member told me once that she didn't believe God answered prayers because she had asked for a new car and didn't get it.  The Bible tells us that God is going to provide all our needs.  He does give us our wants when they line up with His desire for us.  My thoughts on what the lady asked for was that if she was truly in need of a vehicle to drive, that God would provide......

it just might not be brand spanking new!



PROTECTION
What a beautiful mental image as I close my eyes and picture our precious Savior covering me with His feathers, something so soft and comforting and peaceful, as He shelters me and protects me and keeps His promises to me.



I truly believe God had  those three words jump off the page at me during my devotion time recently because of the things going on in our lives right now. Pappy's injury and his time off work and the uncertainty of the future for him as far as his job and insurance and finances and my Mom and her health and family relationships that have been severed because of divorce and words and actions......
all of these things just cause me to get stressed out and also down and out at times, but then I read something, or somebody just does something so out of the blue for me and it doesn't have to be a gift (although, it has been several times lately), often it's just the spoken encouragement, or text or e-mail that just causes my heart to soar with joy that can ONLY come from the Lord, as He's prompted someone to allow HIS Light to shine through them.
(wow, what a long sentence....;-)

If you're struggling......
then, PLEASE know you have a FRIEND who sticks closer than a brother 
(or any other family member, or earthly friend).

Call on HIM.

Rely on HIM.

REST in HIM.

HOPE everybody has an awesomely blessed Wednesday!

I'll see y'all Friday for our FFF!


8 comments:

  1. Thank you sweet friend...sure needed to see this...smiles

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  2. A perfect scripture (Psalm 91) for you and your family and for also for me. Thank you so much for pic and words both.

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  3. Oh, Deb, how I needed this post today! Thank you for being obedient to God. Just last night I lay in bed in tears asking God - "where is that peace and joy you promised?" At times, it just gets overwhelming. Thank you, dear friend.

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  4. What a friend we have in Jesus sweet precious friend! He loves you so much and so do I! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  5. It seems most everybody I know is going through some ordeal or trial right now. I have been meditating on the Isaiah 26:3 scripture too to fight off the attacks on my mind with fear. Thanks for the words today. All of those scriptures bring comfort and confidence.

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  6. We can't pray for "things" and expect them to appear in the driveway or in the closet or in the cupboard, etc. Someone who prays for "a new car" doesn't get it, I'm sorry to say. Oh my, you said it all so well. Bless you!!

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  7. I love that last verse. Thanks.

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24