As things change daily in our lives, its no wonder why we are stressed and just not comfortable in our daily living. It seems if we get one thing under control something else takes off and then we start to become uncertain of what may happen next, but, I encourage you to remember that dispite it all ”Everything will be OK. God is working things out.”
As I write this hub, I think about Paul …”After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house, where they met with the brothers and sisters and encouraged them. Then they left. Acts 16:39-40- “ Paul not only encouraged others he encouraged himself while in prison too. He sets an excellent example to reminds us to encourage ourselves – if need be – and when necessary – just as he did while locked away in prison. He kept focused on Jesus and his works and his sacrifice. He kept the word of God on his lips at all times and in his heart he nurtured it. He never allowed his faith to whither – not for one moment. He kept pressure on the enemy who was assigned with the mission to destroy his faith.
I like to collect and keep all kinds of words of encouragement around me. Especially when I am at work, for there is where I spend a lot of time during the week and it makes me feel good surrounded by uplifting and encouraging reminders that despite it all the junk rolling around in my head and heart - Everything will be OK.
If you are waiting on someone to encourage you or give you a compliment, you may be waiting for a very long time. We all know that by now – most people today with all that’s going on barely have enough time to turn around yet alone, stop, and think about how you are doing and feeling and encourage you to hold on. So, a lot of us end up in the doctors office looking for that “cure all” pill to make us feel happy and satisfied. If you are not careful you may just end up getting a pill for everytime you think of a sad or bad thought.
But, I think that love should not cost anything and caring should come out naturally especially with the people you love. One of my latest, yet one of the most valuable reminders to date for encouraging myself, is a little posted note that is simply stuck on my computer that says, “Everything will be OK… God is working things out.” I see this everyday first thing in the morning. It makes me feel happy when I look at it because it reminds me that even though everything is changing, moving, decisions being made, etc. all will work out – with me in mind. God has not forgotten me and my problems.
Especially on those days when the enemy gets a good shot in on one of my weak spots, I just lift up my head and I see my little posted note reminding me and encouraging me that “Everything will be OK. God is working things out.” and it fills me with strength and confidence again. I am able to stand strong again. Despite what is going on that I know about and all that I don’t. I am refreshed and after glancing over to read it over and over a few times, I am back, good as new. Amen! Who would have thought that this little yellow posted note would do so much for one woman and her spiritual walk?
This little piece of paper has gained so much value with me. There is nothing fancy about it, it’s not marked up with different colored highlighters, covered with rose petal flowers or even typed out. It’s just written in my own handwriting with a regular black pen. Underlined to confirm what is written.
Before I had written it, I use to get at work in my office and begin to flashback and forward about what may happen and what should I do to prepare as I unfold my day. But, now. that I’ve had it here on the lower left of my computer for about a month or so I don’t find myself anticipating what to do next when… I don’t care who sees it, in fact I hope it helps anyone else who lays eyes on it for that is its purpose.
The God we serve is a thorough planner. He has knowledge of our tomorrows that we have no idea about so he is equipt to create a master plan that will allow us to gain the victory over all of our situations if we just keep our faith and trust on him. One of the best pieces of news I can share with you is – you, me – WE ARE ALL INCLUDED IN HIS MASTER PLAN AND HIS PLANS NEVER FAILS! So relax.
We can place our trust our burdens on the threshold of the Lord and he will include them in his planning and rezoning. He will have them all worked out all the way through to the last details. Showing you justice and equality. Awarding you miracles delivered to your door by your worst enemy. He just asks us to step aside (be still) and allow him to do his work. All we have to do is “trust” in him and his abilities.
So, I close to say, if you need some encouragement, some uplifting good news on a daily basis. Get yourself a little posted note and write yourself a reminder and when those rainy days come, and your faith gets shaken up, glance over to your little posted note and rest assured that all – truly will be OK, because God is working things out for you and me.
Be blessed, hold your heads high and be the child of God he has called you to be. We are separate and different from the world. We must shine from the inside out. We are to be an example of Christ. I love you all, in Jesus Name I pray. Amen.