A Vintage Farmwife: It's a Wonderful Life
But it may not feel like it at times.
It seems like everyone I know is going through tough times. I don't need to list all the troubles; we all know what they are.
My question is: How do people get through the struggles of this life without acknowledging God's love for them, without his spirit dwelling in them?
That would make the hard times, impossible.
But like the old hymn says, "This world is not my home. I'm just a passing through."
I want to share with you a resource that I found in No Other Gods, the study by Kelly Minter that a group of us are knee deep into.
I hope that you find it helpful; I know I did!
- going through a difficult time, read Psalm 116.
- going through a season of joy and thanksgiving, read Psalm 145.
- needing confession and restoration, read Psalm 51.
- struggling with identity and self-worth, read Psalm 139.
- in a time of crisis, read Psalm 143.
- needing wisdom and instruction (and have a bunch of time), read Psalm 119.
- longing for intimacy with God, read Psalm 42.
- wanting wisdom and encouragement, read Psalm 37.
- wanting to be reminded of God's greatness and power, read Psalm 18.
So many times, God gives us just the right word at just the right time. I experienced that again this week on a morning when I was just about ready to sit down and bawl about everything.
I went into the restroom of our local coffee shop and written on the chalkboard door were these words,
"Cast your cares upon Him, for He cares about you."
I Peter 5:7
That made me feel so much better!
Praying my words can be an encouragement to someone today!
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