I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving today! I hope you all were surrounded by friends and family, filled with good food, and enjoyed lots and lots of laughs and good fellowship!
But being realistic, I’m just going to assume that not everyone reading this got to enjoy all the above…and holidays are some of the roughest, when you have to spend them without loved ones or friends. Maybe it was an especially sad day for you. Maybe it was your first holiday without a loved one. Or maybe you were surrounded by loved ones and friends, and you still feel down and lonely.
Can I share something with you? Several weeks ago, I was in a situation that left me feeling pretty overwhelmed and discouraged. The devil was attacking my thoughts pretty heavy duty that morning. I could hardly think straight. What I was seeing and hearing around me was screaming at me that God had forsaken me. I knew better, but it was so heavy and I couldn’t shake it.
Since I wasn’t at home, I couldn’t slip away to have my normal, private devotions, so I just sat in the living room and slowly read through a few Psalms. Thinking. Praying. Crying out to God to help me.
And He did! He just started to fill my heart and mind with good things; true things…pointing out the lies of the devil!!! So I grabbed the notebook I keep in my Bible case and I started writing…
“I have Christ in me, loving me, helping me, guiding me…and oh so much more!
He graces my walls. He fills my heart and my home with gladness, and song, and joy, and peace, and rejoicing…
He gives me exceeding abundantly more than I could ask or think – here and most importantly in Heaven!
He gives me songs in the night.
I’m blessed with the best family ever and He lets me serve Him in Canada (almost 22 years now).
I’m blessed with a family that is close to each other and loves the Lord.
This world is not my home – yet He gives me a beautiful home to live in.
He shows me wondrous things out of His law…His Word.
He strengthens me according to His Word.
He has truly dealt bountifully with me, His servant!
I have been blessed with 7 beautiful babies.
He fills my home with pureness and beautiful music…and peace.
Amen and amen
Thank you Lord for peace and calmness of heart and home!!”
A heavy load lifted from my shoulders and though my surroundings hadn’t changed, God had made Himself so real to me and helped me see His goodness instead of believe the lies of the devil that were bombarding my mind.
He did it!
Through His Word.
Great is Thy faithfulness, oh God my Father.
If you’re all alone today…or feeling lonely…or sad…I’m sorry. And I don’t say this flippantly, but go get your Bible and open it up to the Psalms and lift your heart up to the Lord and ask Him to show Himself strong on your behalf. He is so so faithful.
PS: I know I don’t post on my blog a lot…but I do want to start writing more, so I’m wondering if there is something any of you would want me to write about. A certain topic? Do you have a question? If you do, please ask away! My prayer and heart’s desire is that this blog will bring glory and honour to my Heavenly Father! Would you please pray for this too? 🙂 God bless!