We have seen so many forms of anxiety in the last year and a half. Life has been challenging. However, there are many forms of help available. I have been amazed at how powerful positive words can be. Unfortunately, negative words can have a strong affect also.
I think if we were to give a “good word” more often, we would be amazed at the affects. I received several “good words” after I shared my health diagnosis earlier this year. I still have cards posted on my living room wall. The sentiments in them are so encouraging. I recently did some digging to find similar cards. I want to be an encourager. I know firsthand how beneficial it can be.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the many encouraging words that I have received. I pray that You would help all of us to find ways to share good words to each other.
Getting a negative health diagnosis can send just about anyone into a tailspin. However, when we spend the “good” times getting prepared (building a house on a proper foundation), we will be much better prepared when something goes wrong. Today’s verse talks about those who hear the words that Jesus spoke (or in our case read the words) will be like the wise man who was prepared.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for providing preparation for life’s storms through Your word. Please help us to keep going to You whether life is good or bad. Your foundation is the only one that is solid.
Last week I wrote about never being alone. It is true – when a person places their trust in Christ, they will never be alone. However, there are tough times when we feel alone. We need to remember that we should be seeking God on a daily basis. God holds on to us, but also asks us to seek Him.
The next time you are feeling alone, think about how much you have been seeking Christ. If you have – keep seeking Him. If you have not – start seeking Him today. He will allow you to find Him (Jeremiah 29:13).
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for reminding us to seek You. Thank You that it is possible to find You. Please help me to continually seek You.