Thank God it’s Sunday again. Hell week is over. The last week of March is brutal because it is the anniversary of Joe’s passing.
Couple that with still being unemployed and no income because unemployment ended, and being stabbed in the back twice by people who know my situation and refuse to assist and there is fear, frustration, anger and rage in my house. I realize it needs to be gone.
Instead of one verse to meditate on, I’ve used two in this post and linked to one more. The first verse is the one I chose and the second one is from Norman Vincent Peale’s 52 Weeks to a Positive Life card series.
So it is the start of a new day, week and month which means time for new beginnings, which will hopefully calm the fear. New beginnings spring up just when you lease expect them, mostly because our eyes are blind to seeing them. We are dwelling on the past.
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7
Dear Holy, Gracious and Loving Heavenly Father,
We humbly and gratefully come before you today with praise and thanksgiving for your love, graciousness and your mercies being new this morning as they were yesterday morning and as they will be tomorrow morning. Thank you for every day being a new beginning.
Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross, a death we deserve because of our sin.
Holy Spirit I ask that you work mightily in our lives. Give us a spirit of power, love and self-control this week as we go about our lives. Let others see the fruit of your work in us every day.
Prevent us from dwelling on the past, give us eyes to see the new beginnings and the courage to seize the opportunities they represent. For you will bring us out of the wilderness by making streams in our desert.
In Jesus’ holy and precious name I do pray –