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God’s Love Endures Forever

 

Photo by Gale E

Photo by Gale E

 

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34 (NIV)

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Many of us have a lot going on right now in our lives. You may be unemployed in spite of sending out hundreds of job applications. You may be living paycheck to paycheck because it’s hard to make ends meet due to inflation. You may be tired of going over the same thing with your children because it’s hard to keep talking and talking and talking. You may be tired of dealing with the same back-stabbing co-workers (or fellow church goers – because you will find some  of these people in church too) day in and day out. You may simply be tired of being tired.

BUT there is much to be thankful for! There’s life, health, friendships, family, working bodies, eyes that see, arms that can hug and hold … you get the picture.  I have learnt that one of the most powerful things a person can do is to give thanks to God while in the middle of overwhelming stressful situations. The peace in the midst of the storm cannot be explained nor can I really describe the calm that embraces you as a result.  All I can recommend is that you try it for yourself and let me know how you feel afterwards.

You can click on the link to read a few more thankful thoughts and there are more here too but even as I leave you now, I encourage you to go out and give thanks to the Lord because He is more than good – He’s simply awesome!

Love cards for Mom

 


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When you think you have been forgotten …

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!”  Isaiah 49:15 (NIV)

 

God's love for His children

My mummy with my sister (long pants) and I (shorts) – she would never ever forget us!

When nothing is going right

Do you feel sometimes as though God has forgotten you? Those may be the days when in spite of your planning and great preparation nothing goes right. Through no fault of your own you may miss a project deadline, be caught in traffic and end up being late for work, or have so many things on your To Do list you can’t even think straight. Continue reading


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God knows that I’m still hot!

I'm still hot!

I’m still hot!

And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.  (Matthew 10:30-31 NIV)

God knows how many hairs are on my head.  It doesn’t matter that 100% of them are gray and gently hidden underneath a blend of copper sunset and nutmeg from a small bottle.  They are all counted.

He knows my body now has a mind of its own and flashes very hot or chillingly cold in the space of five minutes.  It doesn’t matter that I am passionately resisting this ‘change of life’ … and failing.

He knows I have good intentions.  It doesn’t matter that I am not perfect, only that I keep on trying to do the right thing no matter how hard it may be.

He knows my constant effort in trying to be the best parent I can be.  It doesn’t matter that Nathan sometimes goes all out to test my patience and tongue-holding skills.

As His daughter, all that matters is His unconditional love for me in spite of graying hair, a traitorous body and an opinionated teenager.  And yes, as my fridge magnet (a fun gift from a gal pal) says: I’m still hot … and God knows it!  Hallelujah!

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.  Isaiah 46:4 NIV