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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Any Worries Out There

Do you ever worry about things you can control? or do you also worry about things you cannot control?

I've got little daily devotion book that I was given sometime back and have had it on my desk for a couple of weeks to start picking up and reading what it says daily. Well, this morning I picked it up and read today's devotion.

It was on Critical Reflections from Psalm 145:8
The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

But as I flipped through the book just to see what I had missed for the whole month of January, I ran across the devotion for Januray 25 from Proverbs 16:9 and wanted to share it with all of you.

A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.

"Sometimes we must accept life on its terms, not our own. Life has a way of unfolding not as we will but as it will. And sometimes there's precous little we can to to change thins.

When events transpire that are beyond our control, we have a choice, we can either learn the art of acceptance, or we can make ourseleves miserable as we struggle to change the unchangeable.

We must entrust the things we cannot change to God. Once we have done so, we can prayerfully faithfully tackle the important work He has placed before us: doing something about the things we can change...with His help."

Excerpt taken from "Hugs Daily Inspirations Words of Promise"

My prayer , Lord, help me trust you more with the things I cannot change, for you have ordered every step I take. Give me the wisdom to trust you more and help me to change the things that I can change for your Glory.

I hope this helps you today.

Because of HIS Love
Joan

3 comments:

Preachersgirl3491 said...

This helps me beyond measure. After the day that I had yesterday, which I will be blogging about later, I needed that. I love you!

Joan Carr said...

I just felt like this is what the Lord would have me share today.And I am glad that it helped you, too.
Jes said you had a difficult day but he was so proud of you. One day we will not have to deal with anything we will be with our Heavenly Father where everything is Wonderful, Perfect, Peace. Oh What a Day that will be! Hang in There, there's better days ahead.Love You, too

jamielynn said...

i think every day of my life i repeat the serenity prayer.. which sortah has to do with what you were saying.
thanks joan i needed that blog!