Trust

Proverbs 3:5 ESV:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”

In all moments both good and bad we must trust in the Lord.

In your struggle, pain, heartache, anxiety and grief we must trust in Him.

When you feel overwhelmed by problems lay them at His feet in prayer.

We may not understand why something is happening but God knows why and He knows all things. He is with you through all things, He is with you to the end.

While we don’t know all like God, we do know what happens in the end.

At the end of our race, at the end of our life, we will be with the Lord eternally.

Knowing this we can trust in God and when we do so we find true joy and true peace.

Have a Blessed Week,
Chris

Scripture Reading Plan:

Monday – 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10

Tuesday – Psalm 48

Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 12:2-10

Thursday – Mark 6:1-13


Bible Verses on Trusting God
https://www.openbible.info/topics/trusting_god

Celebrating and Grieving the Loss of A Parent

Tomorrow would have been my Dad’s birthday. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given just a couple years to live, however just a few months after his diagnoses he suffered a fatal heart attack.

My dad had an impact on many people’s lives. Everyone I know has Richard stories. When we talk about him it is always good memories.

But my Dad did have his flaws like we all do. While he always had compassion and was loving he still struggled with anger and depression. In the last few years of his life he got married again and started going to church. I could see a drastic difference in him towards the end of his life.

One of the last time’s I saw him I remember him taking the time to visit with a homeless man and talk to him, my dad gave him some money, listened to what he had to say and while walking away I could see the compassion in my Dad’s eyes.

I could see the growth he made through God and his relationship with the Lord. As I said my Dad always had compassion and was loving but that compassion and love was growing and growing as he walked his path with God.

I thank God for that day and I thank God for my time with my earthly father.

Losing a parent is tough and is certainly hard on holidays and days that are designed to celebrate them. I am not qualified to give advice on how to grieve but what I will do is leave these two articles I found and hope that they can help those who are struggling with loss.

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/get-help/moving-forward-dealing-with-grief/

https://www.gotquestions.org/death-of-a-parent.html

Have a Blessed Week,
Chris

Father’s Day 2020: You Will Always Have a Father

Happy Father’s Day’s to all the fathers out there who are reading this.

My wife and I’s fathers passed away a few years ago so this day can be a somber day for us. I know this is true for many people as their fathers have also passed away and  sadly for some they may never have truly know their father or any father.

If any of that describes how you feel I want to tell you, today can still be joyous.

Because while our earthly fathers might not still be in our life or ever were in our life we have THE Father who is there and who wants to have a personal relationship with us.

If you’re missing your dad or never felt fatherly love from someone know that God made you, God loves you and God is your Father.

I thank God for everything He is done for me, I thank God for creating me and I thank God for creating my earthly father Richard and my wife’s earthly father Ralph. Both who brought blessings and wonderful moments in my life.

Thank you God, Thank you Father, I love you. Happy Father’s Day.

Have a Blessed Week,
Chris

Here is two great links to look at today…
https://www.openbible.info/topics/god_the_father

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/5-prayers-for-fathers-day/88623.htm

God is Easy to Remember

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how it is easy to forget God.

But the truth is if you know God and love God it is even easier to remember Him.

You can remember God in the big moments. When there was a wonderful moment to celebrate or be joyous. But also you can remember Him in a time of grief and sorrow.

God is there in both those types of moments. He will celebrate with you in your joy and He will comfort you in your sorrow.

You can remember God in the small moments. When you chuckled with someone you love. Or just shared a moment with them. How often can you think of a time when you were down in the dumps and out of the blue someone or something provided you with a moment to cheer you up?

God is with you during the big and small moments.

He also provides what you need whether big or small.

If you truly know God and love God you will see Him in your blessings and struggles.

Another way to remember God is through His creation.

Just step outside and gaze upon the world. Look at a beautiful sunset in the evening or see a sunrise in the morning. Look out at the wonderful creations walking the Earth, look at nature. God is an artist.

You yourself are piece of art that He has molded.

He remembers you.

He could never forget you.

You’re easy to remember.

Because He loves you.

Have a Blessed Week,

Chris