Monday, July 11, 2011
Calm Your Heart; Return to Joy
"Be still, and know that I am God." Psalm 46:11
Life is messy. We get hurt--or we hurt others. Breakups happen, people disappoint us. Or annoy us. Things don't go as planned. Why, it seems, is there never enough time to do what we need to get done.
But there is hope. The mess of the rain and mud in springtime lead into the beauty and bounty of summer. Fresh, green leaves. Pungent lilacs. Blooming fruit trees and gardens. All that mess led to something better.
This too shall pass. Your day will come. I believe it. Will you!
May God give you HOPE today, perhaps more hope than you've had in a long time--that one day things will change. That they will get better.
May the hard times you're facing lead to infinitely better days ahead!
Jackie M. Johnson is an author and freelance writer in Colorado. Her hope-filled and encouraging books include "Power Prayers for Women," "When Love Ends and the Ice Cream Carton Is Empty" and "Powerful Prayers for Challenging Times." Jackie also writes the Living Single blog on Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk website.