AUTHOR’S NOTE (2012): IN THIS MIDST OF TRIAL (KNOWN & UNKNOWN) THIS IS MY NEED TODAY! WITHOUT MY BURDENS, SADNESS, OR EVEN STRESS, I DON’T NEED MY SAVIOR AS MUCH. HE GAVE PAUL THE ROSE OF GRACE WITH THE THORN OF TRIAL….JUST TO KEEP HIM CLOSE! ME TOO-HOW ABOUT YOU?
Hello friends! I wrote this 2 years ago and still receive blessing from this verse! “As we move into the weekend, (and our family enjoys a “Sabbath” day tomorrow!) I happened upon a favorite devotional by Max Lucado…Grace for the Moment.
This is what I am “chewing on” today as I spend the day asking God to move in my own heart (thankfully redeemed!) and my family. He writes….(from the book The Applause of Heaven)…
“Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 “As long a Jesus is one of many options, then He is no option. As long as you carry your burdens alone, you don’t need a burden-bearer. As long as your situation brings you no grief, you will receive no comfort…..but when you mourn, when you get to to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other option than to cast your cares on Him, and when there is truly no other Name you can call, then cast all your cares upon him for he is waiting in the midst of the storm.”
Love to you from Him and through Him,