Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Encouragement for the Day

"When we have given all our questions to God, when we're not grumbling about the past or anxious about the future, when our tomorrows are in His keeping, we are free to wake up each morning and say, "God, You've given me today as a gift. Show me how to glorify You in it."

Peace wraps around your heart when you're able to trust God for just today and not be burdened by the If Onlys, the What Ifs, and the Whys.
The questions are for His safekeeping.
 The tomorrows are His, and you are free!
 You are free because God Himself has become your sufficiency.
He is your contentment. 
We acknowledge His sovereign control by trusting Him for everything: what we don't understand, what we can't see, and what doesn't make sense to us.

When God becomes our total trust, we humbly accept our portion and our cup (Psalm 16:5). 
We accept what He has allowed in the past.
We accept what He has allowed today.
And we give all our tomorrows to Him.
As we grow in trusting God in all things, our contentment becomes an act of worship.
Isn't that a beautiful thought!"
~From Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow

Hope this day finds you encouraged and enjoying the lovely life you have been blessed with:).

~Julia

11 comments:

Only in Louisiana ~ documenting the adventures we call Life! said...

Easier said then done...but something that must be practiced! Thanks for the reminder!

Carissa said...

This is a God day for me... I hear Him loud and clearly... What a gift.

Encouragement Indeed.
Thank you for sharing.

Love Carissa
(You have been on my mind my friend)

Carissa said...

Ps Those chickens have some mighty fine tails to be proud of! ;-)

Debbie said...

Thank you for the reminder..the reminder that He is in charge. I needed this today. God bless!

Jannis said...

THANK YOU!

Gumbo Lily said...

A VERY beautiful thought. I'm so glad you shared this. Thank you.

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

I'm learning so much from you. Thank you Julia!

And those pics are amazing!!

Fra

Collette said...

A beautiful way of thinking about contentment. :) Sweet words to ponder throughout my day - thank you for sharing this!
Blessings,
Collette

Michele said...

Beautiful and one to meditate on! Thank you for sharing, Julia!

Anonymous said...

I often write your words of wisdom in my prayer journal!! Thank you for sharing this. It was just what I needed this morning! -- Dawn

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thank you for the words of encouragement. I am a worrier so I needed that reminder.------- Shannon

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