Today's Scripture

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by sweetiepie, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. sweetiepie

    sweetiepie New Member

    Confine Yourself Into The Arms Of Jesus

    "While Jeremiah was still confined in the
    courtyard of the guard, The Word of the
    LORD came to him a second time: This is
    what The LORD says, He Who made the earth,
    The LORD Who formed it and established it--
    The LORD is His Name: 'Call to Me and I
    will answer you and tell you great and
    unsearchable things you do not know.'"
    (Jeremiah 33:1-3 NIV)

    How do you find yourself today? Are you
    caught up in the middle of pain and
    suffering, confined in the courtyard of
    lonliness, depression and despair? Is
    your hope and faith in God seem to be
    pulling you, like a rug swept beneath
    your feet? Chronic illness and pain can
    do this to us. What do you do when these
    "feelings" come by? Some of us may get
    so self-absorbed by them that we lose
    our trust. We feel no one understands,
    no one cares and cannot seem to see
    the forest through the trees.

    The LORD God has told us to "'Call to Him
    and He will answer us and tell us great
    and unsearchable things we do not know.'"
    Are you doing that? Are you calling upon
    God? Upon Jesus? Are you asking and praying
    for His will in your situation. All has
    come from God, the earth and all in it. We
    are His creation, made in His Image. "So God
    created man in His Image, in the Image of
    God He created himl male and female He
    created him." (Genesis 1:27 NIV)

    You matter, you are of value. God never
    promised that we would live a life without
    pain nor suffering, but He did say that
    He would always be with us. Does life have
    you scared to the bone? Listen to what
    our LORD Almighty has said, "'Have I not
    commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
    Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged,
    for the LORD your God will be with you
    wherever you go.'"(Joshua 1:9 NIV)

    God goes with you always, wherever you are
    and wherever you go. All you need to do is
    reach out and call to Jesus and He will be
    there. Won't you grasp the Hand of God in
    prayer today?

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    Kay DeCarlo, devotional coordinator for Rest Ministries
    lives with her husband and sweet dog, Daphne in
    beautiful New England. As a survivor of numerous
    trials in her 40 years, including Hodgkin's Disease
    and Congestive Heart Failure.Kay suffers from
    Dilated Cardiomyapthy, a form ofCongestive Heart
    Failure in which her heart is enlarged and the blood
    does not pump that affectively to the rest of her body.

    Kay also has Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety and
    Type II Diabetes. Kay has never lost her faith and
    realizes the power of prayer when she feels confined by
    her ailments. "The Serenity Prayer" is a wonderful prayer
    that has kept her going when all around her seems
    to be caving in around her.

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    Compliments of Rest Ministries, serving people
    Who live with chronic illness or pain.
  2. LindaW

    LindaW New Member

    Thank you for the scripture reference today-this is God's hug for me today