Good morning, Lord.
Thank you for taking care of us. This morning I am pretty numb, feel a bit disconnected, zombie-ish. But that is better, I am sure, than being in a panic over the eviction notice we received yesterday. Lord, you see my heart, how I am still trusting you, knowing that you rather like being the hero who rushes in to save the day at the last moment. I know that you will work on the landlord’s heart and mind and see to it that he obey your will for us. I pray that you return to us some of that mercy that we have shown others, as your Word says that the merciful WILL BE shown mercy. Thank you, Lord! I believe in you, and I believe in your Word.
James 1:2-7 ERV
My brothers and sisters, you will have many kinds of trouble. But this gives you a reason to be very happy.
You know that when your faith is tested, you learn to be patient in suffering.
If you let that patience work in you, the end result will be good. You will be mature and complete. You will be all that God wants you to be.
Do any of you need wisdom? Ask God for it. He is generous and enjoys giving to everyone. So he will give you wisdom.
But when you ask God, you must believe. Don’t doubt him. Whoever doubts is like a wave in the sea that is blown up and down by the wind.
People like that are thinking two different things at the same time. They can never decide what to do. So they should not think they will receive anything from the Lord.
Thank you, Lord, for giving me faith even in this time of super-discouraging circumstances. Even as I lose my car and am threatened with losing my home — and even my faithful little 6-pound pomeranian is obviously dying — in the midst of all that, you still are encouraging my husband through the work you have given him, and how he continues to grow in it… And you are doing the same with me, making my work “fit” and feel more blessed than it has since I moved here to Texas. Everything INSIDE of us seems to be growing and bearing fruit. It is only the external circumstances that seem to be rotten and falling apart. I thank you, Lord. I trust you. Please help me to fight the urge to protect myself, to continue on doing what you give me to do, rather than to enter into a state of panic and start packing all my stuff up because our landlord SAYS we have to be moved out in 5 days. I know who is REALLY in control here, Mighty Lord! I put the whole thing — including my frightened little heart — into your big, capable hands. I know we are safe there! Lord, lead me. Guide me. Don’t let my own sight blind me to only seeing things my way. Let me be humble enough to look to you, and to accept your will for me. Don’t let me miss your will, but instead make it known to me, so that I have a CHANCE to obey. Thank you, Jesus, my Lord. Thank you Father, Mighty God. And thank you, Comforter, Holy Spirit. I choose you.