When this girl leaps, I do so with all my heart. I don't just jump in the shallow end. I totally go to the deep end and dive in head first. I do everything with a passion. My dad taught me to never do anything half way. If it's half way you might as well just not do it.
You are at work and you are making awesome money. You have great benefits and a savings to last for years to come. You drive each day to work and are thankful, but what happens when you go into the office and you are released? That savings you built up is now gone. Those benefits? They are no more. Insurance for your family? You dread that day someone gets a cold. No one prepared you for the day you wouldn't work again. No one prepared you for the struggle of waking up each day searching for work and even thinking you might have to leave the state to find a new job. What do you do?
What happens when your parents are no longer healthy? They are no longer active and can do things on their own. You now become the parent. You now become the one depended upon. You just know that call is coming. That rush to the doctor or hospital. You want to help in everyway you can, but you begin to grow tired and weary. No one prepares us when we are young that one day we will care for the very parents who cared for us. What do you when all those decisions must be made that you thought you would never have to answer?
We tend to wait to pray until something happens don't we? Why wait? We can be prepared my friends. We can spend each day on our knees in preparation for whatever the day will bring. When we are prayed up we feel God's strength. We know His wisdom. We trust in His ways. He can see far ahead of our vision. He knows what the next step is. In faith we can believe He is who He says He is and is going to do what He says He will do.
Whatever you are facing today you are not alone. No matter how alone you think you are there are others praying for you. Sometimes others don't even know our situation. We must learn to humble ourselves and reach out to others. Just having a prayer circle is a great gift. God has something big planned for you today. Tomorrow is filled with hope. Put those boots on and walk through that muck and mire with a smile of determination on your face today. Face your fears with a new strength. God's strength. Through each struggle there are great lessons and values to walk away with. God is molding us and shaping us for greater things to come..
"And not only that, but we glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now, hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Romans 5:3-5
"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance." Romans 8:18-25