Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Have Faith and Hope Today by Going With The Flow

Go with the Flow
by Joyce Meyer - posted July 17, 2012
Brethren, for this reason, in [spite of all] our stress and crushing difficulties we have been filled with comfort and cheer about you [because of] your faith (the leaning of your whole personality on God in complete trust and confidence). —1 Thessalonians 3:7
Go with the flow, and stop being anxious about things that may never happen. If you really trust God, you don’t need a backup plan. Faith means that you have peace even when you don’t have all the answers.
Life will always be stressful if you constantly try to rearrange it. For example, getting upset in a traffic jam doesn’t get you out of it any sooner. But planning for obstacles will inspire you to leave a little earlier for your appointments and keep you from hurrying.
Grow in wisdom, and place high priority on keeping your peace in spite of any jams you get into today.

This was Joyce Meyer’s daily devotional for today. Wow! How fresh and current this word is for me at this particular moment in time. I love when God gives you that little bit of grace you so desperately need when walking through some of life’s greatest trials. No matter how hard life is, no matter how confused or bleak my future may seem, no matter how impatient I tend to be, I will keep reminding myself to go with the flow. I will remind myself to have faith that when I lean on God completely, I will be at peace. I will be happy. I will overcome. I will delight myself in the Lord and he will give me the desires of my heart! (Psalms 37:4) I will find delight in doing things his way otherwise I’ll never be given the desires of my heart.

It may be the hardest thing you’ll ever do, to submit to God’s way. Sometimes the right choice even feels like we are doing ourselves a disservice, but when you trust in God, you’ll arrive at the place that is best for you. Perhaps not on your terms or your time-table, but you will arrive. Usually we don’t know where God’s path might lead us but we can relax and enjoy the ride and rest assured that it will take us to the desires of our heart if we go with the flow, let go and let God, and delight ourselves in him.

Have faith today,

In the words of a mother

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