February 01, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday~God's Faithfulness
In the past 2 weeks, I've been so encouraged by God's gentle and loving nudges that remind me that He is faithful...no matter what life "looks/feels" like at this moment.
In the little devotional 31 Days of Praise by Ruth Myers for Day 1 it says, "My heart rejoices in You, Lord, for You are my strong shelter in times of trouble and danger and stress, my hiding place to whom I may continually resort...my Father who lovingly provides for me...I praise You for Your love and Your wisdom. You are too wise to ever make a mistake, too loving to ever do anything unkind. You desire my love and rejoice to do good things for me. You delight to give me the desires of my heart as I delight myself in You."
I am so thankful for God's faithfulness...He never ever ever gives up on me or loses His patience or kicks me to the curb when I just "don't get it" for the millionth time. Wow, what a heavenly Father who patiently draws me to Himself unconditionally--no matter how I act or what I say or what I think. Praise Him that His love is unfailing and NOT dependent upon my performance!! He loves me because I am His and He loves me because He is LOVE itself.
I was reading Psalm 31 today and was so blessed by these verses...
Vs. 7-"I am overcome with joy because of Your unfailing love, for You have seen my troubles, and You care about the anguish of my soul."
Vs. 19-"Your goodness is so great! You have stored up great blessings for those who honor You. You have done so much for those who come to You for protection, blessing them before the watching world."
Vs. 24-"So be strong and take courage, all you who put your hope in the Lord!"
At times, I must confess that I buy into the mentality of...I've done everything "right" so God should bless me. Or I think that God should or shouldn't act in a certain circumstance and when He doesn't "pull through" for me, I'm angry. Who am I? God does not change and although at times I simply don't get what He's doing or not doing...it's OK because I can trust His loving and good Father heart. He has MY best in mind! God is faithful and I just want to praise Him and thank Him for that today! Blessings!! :)


Denise said...

This was nice, thanks for sharing.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Great reminder!


Amy said...

I've been going through the same things lately, it's good to know that God cares...

Mississippi Girl said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! You have such a BEAUTIFUL family... precious children!
Jennifer R.

tatnlace said...

Amen. What a wonderful prayer.

eph2810 said...

You are right - although we might not 'deserve' His faithfulness, He is. I love the Psalms. They bring comfort to me every time I read them.
Thank you for sharing your thankfulness today.

Leigh Gray said...

Hey - I just ran across your blog. Your blog is beautiful and fun to beon. I love your pictures - I fi only knew how to do that! Is it hard -

Please keep blogging, I will check often!!

Have a great day.


Krista said...

Hey-I havent visited in a while and had to catch up. I love this ..it fits right it to what I have had on the brain. thanks for this reminder.

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