Good morning, Lord!
Thank you for the invigorating run through the rain this morning, and thank you for the little touches of nature you’ve provided for my heart lately. Thank you also for not letting myself and my husband hurt each other during the enemy’s attacks yesterday, trying to pitt us against each other while we endure this crazy time of facing eviction and other unknowns. Lord, I pray that you shield my heart so that even the worst of the enemy’s arrows do not trigger my own self-defense, threatening to make me drop YOUR shield of faith! Let my faith be strong and my righteousness through your son be impenetrable, so that the enemy can NOT use me to make my husband’s burdens heavier. Please let your peace rule in our hearts and in our home. Thank you, Father! I believe you will do this.
John 16:20-24 ERV
The truth is, you will cry and be sad, but the world will be happy. You will be sad, but then your sadness will change to happiness.
“When a woman gives birth to a baby, she has pain, because her time has come. But when her baby is born, she forgets the pain. She forgets because she is so happy that a child has been born into the world.
It is the same with you. Now you are sad, but I will see you again, and you will be happy. You will have a joy that no one can take away.
In that day you will not have to ask me about anything. And I assure you, my Father will give you anything you ask him for in my name.
You have never asked for anything in this way before. But ask in my name, and you will receive. And you will have the fullest joy possible.
Thank you, Lord, that I will again know happiness. Thank you for the joy I have, even as we face these terribly frightening circumstances alone. I know that I am NOT really alone — I have your Spirit with me always. And you are still caring for us, still working your will. And I still trust in You! Thank you for choosing me, Father! 😀