What a catchy title, huh? But it’s true, today is June 19th, 2015 – and my, how time has flown.
I went to bed last night a little down; sad…you know, simply ‘depressed.’ We all know what’s been going on in the world, nationally and locally; a whole lot of ‘bad.’ One doesn’t even need to turn the news on to hear these discouraging reports, we can look around in our own circle of life and get a glimpse on negative forces. Families are fighting among one another (brothers against sisters, children against parents, etc.), spouses with each other. Even the workplace can bring strife.
You’ve heard me frequently mention my young son Nathan, a two war veteran, who has been battling with PTSD since his return home. The family doesn’t hear much from him. We sometimes get calls from the authorities who will have questions for us, after picking him up for whatever reason. Sometimes it’s a call from a medical/mental facility, also with questions. If we’re lucky, we actually receive a call from him long enough to attempt to carry on a logical conversation but soon realize how bad off he really is. I’m not sure if it’s simply better not to hear from him at all? My heart can only break so many times.
One of my daughters has been battling drug addiction for a few years now and hit bottom a few months ago. God’s angels saved her that night, a pure miracle, but even that close call didn’t free her from her addiction. She didn’t use her second chance wisely. She’s getting help, just about all the help that a person can receive, but it comes down to her wanting to be healed. Hopefully God’s voice and healing hand will touch her and she’ll walk away ALIVE, and a new child of god, soon.
Yep…we all have trials and tribulations, I am not alone. This morning while enjoying my morning coffee, I read a daily inspiration. These words, for June 19, 2015, lift us up and allow us to carry on with hope in our hearts and a smile on our face.
I AM THE FIRM FOUNDATION on which you can dance and sing and celebrate My Presence. This is MY high and holy calling for you; receive it as a precious gift. Glorifying and enjoying Me is a higher priority than maintaining a tidy, structured life. Give up your striving to keep everything under control – an impossible task and a waste of precious energy.
My guidance for each of My children is unique. That is why listening to Me is so vital for your well-being. Let me prepare you for the day that awaits you and point you in the right direction. I am with you continually, so don’t be intimidated by fear. Though it stalks you, it cannot harm you, as long as you cling to My hand. Keep your eyes on Me, enjoying Peace in My Presence.
Psalm 5:11; Ephesians 3:20-21; Jude 24-25; Joshua 1:5
May none of us ever give up; instead, press on and win the battle! Let’s find the good that does exist in the world, and spread the good news!