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By:  Saber25   Gender: M   Age: 42   on  Jun 8, 2016 at 3:12 PM   Viewed 4346 times     
So, I have been going through a lot and recently I found it very encouraging to listen to some audio devotionals on my In Touch app on my phone.

I have been separated for over a year and a half, of course I haven't always been the best and have strayed away from Jesus, but I always seem to come back. Well, what was really nice was listening about Adversity. It was Psalms 119 which I read, it really hit home for me. I know that I have really been trying to do things on my own and not trusting in the Lord.

However, time and time again I should know better because nothing we can do apart from the Lord ever works out. My life is getting easier, things are going better and I just hope that the Lord will direct me in my path. It's kinda like that saying "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, lean not on your own understanding, acknowledge him in everything you do, and he will make your path straight."

I firmly believe in that, but sometimes when you least expect him to reach out to you he does.

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By:  Rick   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Jun 18, 2016 at 1:35 AM     

I hear what you're saying Saber, I've been there before, the ups the downs, ususally more downs. What did I learn that helped me most? To live only in today and in the moment.

As Jesus said,
'Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.'

There's enough evil in today to resist and fight without adding hypothetical situations that will never materialize, but just tie up your mind and thoughts and leave you flat and hurting.

I learned through many experiences that every time I would afford myself the comfort of allowing my mind to wonder and think of pleasant things, no matter how innocent it started out, that every time it would end in pain. No matter how high and good the thoughts feelings would be, thoughts of reconciliation, when the day dream was over it would slam me down far lower then when I started in my mind wandering and ended in pain.

I learned to just enjoy today, the day I could do something about, living in today is living in reality. I could talk with Jesus who loved me no matter what, always there to hear me.

What I tell my daughter is this, 'Live in today, enjoy today, work today to build for tomorrow, cause today you can't live in tomorrow.'

Today is the day the Lord has made and given to us to enjoy. You can't enjoy tomorrow today, but tomorrow will come and then it will be today to enjoy. Today we can grow in the Lord, as we read God's word and talk with God, we also grow in ourselves and mature. We can talk with other people that love Jesus, get to work doing something for God, for the church, for God's people, and some times just for people in general, sharing the love of God, if only in our testimony and the sparkle God gives us. Getting our minds off ourselves and our pain helps in the healing of our hearts.

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is call the present, the gift God has given to up to live in and enjoy

Just some thoughts that came back into my mind when reading your post.


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By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 6:29 PM     
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By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Jul 13, 2016 at 7:41 AM     
Wherever we lack in life ... God makes up the difference.