Thankful Thursday! August 1, 2019

I thank the Lord, for:

 Rearranging/organizing my gym๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Whitty helping me re-hang all the pictures and new bulletin boards in the gym.  

Getting up early to go rebound for Whitt at the park ...making it in perfect time to Pilates class

Quiet house.  

Having sweet Ren, Lex and Tru home.๐Ÿ’—

A full house!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

โ€œI held onto the thought that our lives were not out of control. We were comforted again and again with the thought that when it came to ____, God was neither surprised nor afraid. You see, there is no mystery with God. He is never caught off guard. He never wonders how he is going to deal with the unexpected thing. I love the words of Daniel 2: 22: โ€œHe knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with him.โ€

God is with you in your moments of darkness because he will never leave you. But your darkness isnโ€™t dark to him. Your mysteries arenโ€™t mysterious to him. Your surprises donโ€™t surprise him. He understands all the things that confuse you the most. Not only are your mysteries not mysterious to him, but he is in complete charge of all that is mysterious to you and me.

Remember today that there is One who looks at what you see as dark and sees light. And as you remember that, remember, too, that he is the ultimate definition of everything that is wise, good, true, loving, and faithful. He holds both you and your mysteries in his gracious hands, and because he does, you can find rest even when the darkness of mystery has entered your door.

For further study and encouragement: Isaiah 40: 12โ€“31โ€

Excerpt from: 

New Morning Mercies , by Paul David Tripp