April 30, 2012

Always Good

Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  ~ 2 Cor. 4:16-18

Day by day we go through this life, weary travelers in a hostile world.

Things go wrong.  Enemies attack.  Illness falls.

This life is too hard to carry on alone.

We forget.  Even we who should know better.

We are not alone.

With us, around us, above us, and in us an army stands ready.

Father.  Son.  Holy Spirit.  Heavenly Host.

The fight is not ours but theirs.

We have but to give it over to them.

Our "job" is to know the Truth, the holy Word of God.

To wrap ourselves in the protecting armor of it and stand fast.

In everything we do God is there.

Jesus saved us.  The Holy Spirit guides us.

His angels protect and do battle over us.

We are loved and cherished children of the King.

He never takes his eyes off of us nor leaves us unprotected.

God is good ALL the time.

261.  Your love, oh, Lord that never fails.
262.  Your Word, that shows me how to be.
263.  The sounds of a warm evening....the buzz of a lawnmower, neighbors talking over the fence, the whiz of bicycle tires flying by, children squealing on a trampoline, dogs barking at all the activity.
264.  A good day with a difficult mother and the wisdom to know how to defuse her unkind comments without becoming unkind.
265.  Prayers answered.
266.  The delicious smell of a Yankee MacIntosh candle.
267.  A day to do nothing but relax.
268.  Mercies I don't deserve.
269.  New friends.
270.  A husband who supports all my dreams.


Rebecca said...

Thanks for those words of encouragement! My favorites, 'Your Word, that shows me how to be' and 'Mercies Undeserved'. Have a wonderful week, sharing in the eucharisteo journey with you.

Court said...

This weary traveler enjoyed this post and that song. (And so glad you have a husband who supports your dreams, that is no small thing, and no easy thing to do either!)

Christina said...

So freeing to know we can place our battles in His hands. Enjoyed your list, mercies undeserved is my favorite:) Blessings to you!

Melissa said...

I really like the poem or whatever it is (the "Day by Day..."), something I needed to be reminded of right now! Thank you!

Beth Zimmerman said...

264 (with others ... not mom) is still so hard for me. Frustration and a short temper live so close to the surface!

elizabeth said...

I'm so glad you came by and shared in my gratitude counting this week, which led me back here. Thank YOU!


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