Thursday, January 10, 2013

The end is near...


For once I’m feeling empowered and not overwhelmed.  I have endured and am waiting patiently on the Lord while trusting that His plan is perfect.  Today a long awaited prayer request was answered.  The tide is turning. The end is near.

This morning I woke up unsure of how the day would end.  As anxious thoughts flooded my mind, my sweet husband sat beside me and prayed a prayer that reminded me of WHO is in control of all things.  That God’s plan is in fact perfect.  As we made our way to our destination Philippians 4:4-7 played through my mind over and over. 

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

As the scripture replayed in my head I heard that I am to rejoice in all things. The good, the bad and the ugly. All of it!  I am to be confident that God is in control and that He is near.  Because of that confidence I have no need to be anxious about my circumstances or the outcome of my situation.  Instead of being anxious I am to submit my fears, my apprehensions, and my doubts to the Lord and allow Him to fill me with His peace. By doing so my heart and mind are then protected in Christ Jesus.  God has gone before me.  My entire situation has been written and it is finished.  God knows the outcome and so now I can sit back knowing that He has the victory.  I do not have to worry or fear what happens next because it is finished.  With that, the outcome of today was AMAZING!  It falls right in line with His plan.  How exciting.  My life has taken such an incredible turn and each day brings about more and more of His rich blessings.  Today we are still waiting but now we are waiting with anticipation to what new and exciting things are yet to come. 

God is good.  He is faithful to protect His children and to provide our every need.  I am confident in His plan and for whatever is waiting around the next corner.  What a great day!