Perhaps You Should Just Give Up

You don’t understand. And you don’t have any idea how this situation could ever work out for your good. You’ve run out of advice for God, which has been thinly disguised as fervent prayer.

  • You are desperate for change.
  • But your mind is muddled & tired.

Then you remember Who He is.

  • He binds up the brokenhearted.
  • He resurrects your lost dreams.
  • He specializes in the impossible.

He is your Hope. You have no idea how He works. All you have are His promises. They are in your personal spiritual bank. And you don’t know how that works either. So you just give up & let Him handle it.

For no word from God will ever fail.
LUKE 1:37

Crushed

Have your heart & your dreams been crushed by an unexpected turn of events?

What if God is in the midst of rescuing you from your version of His Dream for you?

We all have dreams. Ideas about what we want our lives to be. That’s how we were created: To dream. With God.

  • But so many times, we run ahead — plotting, planning, producing — full-speed into something that is far less than what Our Heavenly Father has planned for us. And we get ourselves into trouble. Big trouble.
  • We grasp & control, cry & despair. And we forget that God Himself has us — and His glorious plan — in process.
  • Even so, He never wavers in His desire to see us become all we are meant to be.

No matter where your heart & your dreams are today, Your Heavenly Father is saying to you …

I know the plans I have for you. They will stretch you. They are stretching you now. My plans are for your good and the only way you will be truly happy. Trust me. You are more dear and precious to me than you realize. I put those desires in your heart, and I am the only one who can fulfill them. Walk closely to me. You cannot screw this up. You cannot even delay it when you become fearful because I’m at work in your anxious times, too. Do not let shame rule over you. Do not listen to those lies. I will turn your mourning into dancing. You will face challenges, and you will overcome them all. Watch me. Watch what I do next. You’re going to love this one!

A Red Letter Day

I lost my favorite pen. Which happens a lot. So I went scrounging in my oversized pencil holder & found my old red pen. Writing with a red pen was common practice for me in years gone by – as a student & technical editor, then as a professor. As I thought about using red ink in my journal, it occurred to me that today must be a Red Letter Day. Continue reading