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For he will command his angels concerning you. to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. – Mathew 4:6

Then you will walk in your way securely And your foot will not stumble. – Proverbs 3:23

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Sometimes I pray for money. The alleviation of anxiety.

I wake up in tears from the strain and the worry.

Day in and day out – afraid to sleep for the morning will come, afraid to wake for the day will begin

Burdened completely, no enthusiasm for life

Then God shows up – when I have exhausted even my words – when I am down to groans and moans

And says – my dearest son, well done

Those moments when all you have was habit, your habit was to turn to me

And I have always been here

And do not think I held back to teach you a lesson

I want you to know that the fruit of faith is guaranteed

Both here on this Earth

In the middle of your struggle

And in the future, stored up like this;

Angels to guard you in all your ways; to lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against stones

So you can walk in your way securely And your foot will not stumble

And I understand the gift

Hallelujah!

I am free of the deadliest sin – sin I could not have avoided had I stubbed my toe

Corruption; Who will know? Take the money

Theft; They are rich. God knows my pain.

Murder; No one cared when I needed help. Or how dare you have done this to me?!

Porn and lying, false witness and anger, greed and damaging speech

All these I have avoided

My path is lifted by prayer – my foot did not touch the stone

For I could be in the depths of hell

And I will be on my knees, thanking and praising you forever.

I was lifted when I could not see;

My foot did not touch the stone

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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I have often wondered what happens to lost years

I’m growing older.

There is a song – Circle – by Joni Mitchell I listened to over and over in my early twenties.

Lately I’ve been getting headaches. And this year has been mentally tough.

It’s dragged on and I’ve been down and so much wasted time and so many regretful choices in my past and a life with nothing to show.

What will they say at my funeral?

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Joel 2:25-26

“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—
the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm
my great army that I sent among you.
26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
and you will praise the name of the Lord your God,
who has worked wonders for you;
never again will my people be shamed.

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If I had tears, I would cry.

The time which the sinner lost, in which he might have gained increase of grace and glory, is lost forever.”

But all which he had gained before, returns.

All his lost love returns through penitence; all his past attainments, which were before accepted by God, are accepted still for the same glory.

“Former works which were deadened by sins following, revive through repentance”.

The penitent begins anew God’s service, but he is not at the beginning of that service, nor of his preparation for life eternal.

If the grace which he had before, and the glory corresponding to that grace, and to his former attainments through that grace, were lost to him, then, although eternally blessed, he would be punished eternally for forgiven sin, which, God has promised, should “not be remembered.

And a great wonder happens. A life anew.

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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