– by Angela Brown
The times we are currently living in are certainly challenging in many ways. Every day the news has some new warning or message causing our minds to whirl in disbelief and uncertainty. But so much of the world around us is still functioning in the perfect order that the Lord created it to function.
When I went for my walk this morning, the birds were still singing, the azaleas and dogwoods have begun to bloom and the sun was shining even though it was covered by clouds. The earth is still rotating and gravity is still at work to keep us all grounded to the land. The streams and rivers are still flowing and nature is thriving with creative glory and grandeur.
In other words, there is much to be thankful for. If you and your loved ones are healthy and strong, then you are blessed! If you were able to get out of bed and move about today, you are blessed. If you can still speak, see and communicate, you are blessed. If you know that Jesus came to save and deliver you, you are REALLY BLESSED!!
It is also a huge blessing that we are all forced to step back, stay still and REST. The Word of God has much to say about rest and stillness:
Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10
So then we must give our all and be eager to experience this faith-rest life, so that no one falls short by following the same pattern of doubt and unbelief. Hebrews 4:11
Father God has wisdom and truth to share with us all as we take the time to sit down, rest, and reflect on His greatness and power and love for us. His mercies are new every morning and we can rest assured that His grace is most sufficient to see us through these challenging times. He desires to equip us and anoint us to be a blessing to those around us and to reflect His amazing glory and goodness to a fearful people who need His hope and salvation.
Praying that you will join me in learning new depths of His grace, goodness, wisdom, and truth. We are blessed to be a blessing!
This blog post was written by Angela Brown.
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