Monday, August 29, 2022

God is At Work


My daughter and I were praying together this morning and I heard the following words come from my mouth, quite obviously of the Lord and not me:  "We need not to rehearse past injuries as being present truth. When we have cried out to God, we can trust that He has been at work on our behalf, and that He is able to change hearts and circumstances according to His will."  

We can trust God's good, pleasing and perfect will.  

Later in the morning I remembered the before and after photo of our little yellow house above, with the photo on the left taken the year we were married, and the more recent photo snapped in 2020.  I no longer have to live with a ladder entrance to our front door, and the double hung windows that allowed insects and the occasional reptile to gain entrance have been replaced. Project after project over the years have brought steady improvement to the comfort and attractiveness of our home.  To speak of my beautiful little house now as though it were still in the condition we found it when we began renovations nearly 50 years ago would be silly and inaccurate. 

The Lord hears our prayers. That is why it is safe to release past injuries into His hands. His love and power have intervened in response to our prayers, and he is able to renovate not only homes, but hearts.  

Lord we release our memories and past injuries to You, and purpose to live with confidence and anticipation of Your blessing and provision in the circumstances You have engineered for us today.  In Jesus' name we pray, amen.  

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