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Preparing To Soar

When I feel like I am going nowhere and doing nothing of any significance, feeling weak without strength and want to give up I sit on my balcony and look at the sky. Often while gazing at the heavens I think of the verse in Isaiah;

But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.
Isa 40:31

It always makes me feel better because I trust in the Lord and know that what He says to me is true. In my weariness, He will give me the strength to look forward and to continue on the path where He leads me.eagle-1029908_640

Recently I wrote this in response to a challenge I joined on my other blog, Patricia’s Place

The sharp fragmented pieces wildly scattered about
have gathered as soft feathers to fill this soul
preparing it to soar in the heavens.

What a wonder it is to contemplate the day when the restrictions of this life will be replaced with the freedom of Heaven and we will soar high on wings like eagles.

Blessings this day of grace,
patricia

You Are Mine

Truth is sometimes hard to believe and there are times I find myself doubting it. My heart knows what I read in the Bible is God’s Word and is truth but my head will question it. What is written in Isaiah my heart believes without question, and my head believes it too, but not without questions.

“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.
Isa 43:1b nlt

God has called me by name. He knows my name! And He says “you are mine.”  He doesn’t love-1196950_640suggest that I belong to Him He states it. There is no question it’s a fact I belong to Him! Not only do I belong to Him, He paid for me. I may not be worthy of Him but He doesn’t think I am worthless.  Amazing.

“From eternity to eternity I am God.
No one can snatch anyone out of my hand.
No one can undo what I have done.”
Isa 43:13 nlt

My heart knows without hesitation or difficulty that this is true. In my heart I accept the fact with confidence and certainty. But my head, my hard stubborn head is at odds with my heart. It contradicts my heart,  it argues and debates what the heart knows. Always wondering…what if?  When my thoughts begin to get confused I remember what Paul wrote to the Philippians;

I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize
for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things.
If you disagree on some point, I believe God will make it plain to you.
But we must hold on to the progress we have already made.
Phil 3:14-16 nlt

Blessings this day of grace,
patricia