I was praying the other day or maybe it’s more like my morning discussion with The Lord. I was concerned because I still swear, not all the time and in every sentence but hey, I do. I was telling him how it bothered me and I was asking for him to remove it. In my mind I was wondering why he hadn’t yet. His spirit came over me and reminded me that there was so much more that he had to repair, restore, renew and refresh that a few cuss words were the least of my worries. I almost cried right there at the ironing board (cause we communicate wherever). His spirit revealed that he created All Words and that society had deemed some words to be inappropriate. People are always changing what is/isn’t a curse word. God said this “You must not curse God or the leaders of your people. (Exodus 22:28 ERV)
I’m not saying it’s appropriate to use socially unacceptable words but I am saying look past the thing you consider to be bad in a person and remember he is still working on us!
True love is God’s love for us, not our love for God. He sent his Son as the way to take away our sins. (1 John 4:10 ERV)
“Come to me all of you who are tired from the heavy burden you have been forced to carry. I will give you rest. Accept my teaching. Learn from me. I am gentle and humble in spirit. And you will be able to get some rest. Yes, the teaching that I ask you to accept is easy. The load I give you to carry is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 ERV)
Are you tired of the things in your life that are not going right? Are you tired of trying to make a way and it seems like the trials never end. Are you tired of bring a single mom and having to do it all yourself with minimal to no help? Are you tired of being a single mom while married, man in the house ignoring his God given position? Are you just tired? Tired of things at work not going well? Tired if the dog/cat needing as much attention as your kids. Are you tired of health issues? Well there is hope. Jesus promised to give you rest if you are ready.
When you are truly tired of it all you can bend your knees, now your head and give it to Jesus. His word says he will and his word can’t return to him without doing it’s intended purpose. I know how frustrating life can be, I’m living it too and it’s not always easy. I keep trusting God just a little bit, you know you pray about it, then you worry about it.
I’m renewing my promise to myself, my promise to trust God in all things, my promise to read the word and let it get down in my soul to give me the courage to face each and every challenge with grace and perseverance. Hallelujah
Even though I have troubles and hard times, your commands give me joy. (Psalms 119:143 ERV)
For we walk by faith, not by sight. (II Corinthians 5:7 NKJV)
Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you understand it all. (2 Timothy 2:7 ERV)