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52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 19

Good Sunday to you. Welcome to what is suppose to be at least a partially rainy day here in Northeast Ohio. We’ve already had 4 or 5 rainy, gloomy days in a row. I’m not complaining too much as at least it is not 4 or 5 days of snow.

This Week’s Verse

Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,
    and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.

Proverbs 16:20

You can’t have one without the other in this week’s verse. Obedience to God’s word equals trusting Him and trusting Him equals obedience to His word. The two parts go hand in hand. Is it tough to trust and obey? Heck yes!

But there is no other way, even while trying to rebuild my career into one that pays the bills. 

Announcement regarding my career is coming next weekend.

In All Circumstances

So whatever you are going through, remember to trust and obey God and all will work out for good in His time (that’s tough to accept as well).

Trust and Obey Hymn

Call me old fashioned but there is nothing like a hymn sung by a church choir accompanied by an organ and piano.  (Sorry Pastor Dan)        😀


52 Bible Verses For A Joy Filled Year – Week 4

The verses used in this weekly series are from Norman Vincent Peale’s 52 Weeks To A Positive Life, which is a series of 52 cards. However, the card for week #4 is missing. So I found another Bible verse that is not in the cards.


This is one of my favorite verses and there is a magnetic book mark standing on my desk to keep this verse front and center in my mind. I find it very comforting and uplifting. Hopefully you do as well.

May you overflow with hope this week.

{ Day 4 } 31 Tricks to Scare Away the Grief Monster – TRUST

Scripture Meditation

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6


Trust is tough, whether it is trusting God or your fellow humans. You must work at trusting in order to move forward in your grief. It will take a lifetime of work to come to the point where you completely trust everyone.

It is easier to trust God than humans because we humans are imperfect and let each other down. God is perfect and will never fail you because He is the same today, as He was yesterday, and as He will be tomorrow.

Trusting God

God has not failed to provide for me during the past 7 years of widowhood and 6 years career instability. There was always food on the table, a roof over my head, a car in the garage, gas in the car and heat and air conditioning – and there still is today.

2 Ways

These are the two best ways I know to work on developing trust:

  • Make a list is the best way to see God’s provision in your life. Start with your basic needs and add to the list everyday as you think of what He has and is doing for you.
  • Pray to God for him to grow your trust in both Him and the people in your life. He will do this by putting you in situations where you need to trust Him and people because that is how He works.


Daily Meditation

All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Going Away

Yesterday was the 7th day of the new year – 7 days in and I’ve already crashed and burned. So I am taking a break till Tuesday because I am tired and weary. I need to renew my strength and resolve for this fight called life. And life is a fight – otherwise we would not need the armor of God.

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

13 Therefore put on the full armor of God,so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Ephesians 6:10-18

Tuesday 1/13

Four years ago today I signed up with WordPress and on 1/13 it will be 4 years that I published my first post. So there will be a brief anniversary post on Tuesday and then I will go away for awhile.

You will have a better chance of finding me over on my  photography blog OgleOhio since no words are necessary there.

You are able to reach me by either completing the contact form at the bottom of this post or at michele dot kearns at joyreturns.com 

Until such time as I see fit to return:

May the God of Hope fill you with all Joy and Peace as you trust in Him. 

Romans 16:13