Pen 4 The Lord

Seeds of Strength Hope & Encouragement

Have you ever had so many confirmations in one day that all you could say was, “Wow, God, Wow?”

Well, that’s how the day has been for me. From waking up from a powerful dream to our prayer call this morning.

What I could hear the Lord speak to my heart was, “WRITE! God has given you a platform, Del, so use it!”

So here goes. We all know there is so much happening minute by minute in our world today. Right — Wrong — on this side of the aisle, on that side of the aisle, but the bottom line is as a dear friend, and sister-in-law said, “Our peace can not be found in a man, but in God ALONE!”

We all have a choice. We can sit in fear with our eyes glued to the television or the computer, or we can look to the only one who knows the beginning to the end. He is our hope! And yes, I’m sure all of us have had circumstances where we have prayed and believed with all of our heart that things would go as we wished, but it didn’t. I know because I have been there… but all in all, He Is OUR hope in this time of unrest for our Nation.

Take some time today and read the words of the Psalmist David, in Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
 God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress. (Psalm 45 1-7)

In closing, I would like to say. Verse 10 of this Psalm sums it all up. “Be still, and know that I am God; So, from me to you. Take a deep breath in all that is whirling around us… Be Still, Seek Him and Trust … and if He’s giving you a word, Write It DOWN, so you can “Write to remember,” what He’s saying to you!

And hey, if you’d like to receive my future thoughts, click on the link to the right, pass me your email and I’ll see to it that we stay connected.


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