Friday, December 11, 2015

Well...hello again!

It's been way too long my friends!  I know I haven't posted in quite some time now.  However, I believe I needed a season of growing spiritually and until this moment, I wasn't sure when to start the study again.

The time has come and I'm feeling refreshed and ready to dive into God's Word again.  For the time being, that's what I feel like we need to studying...God's Word.  Let's open our Bibles and study His Word.

The following verse was on my heart today and I wanted to share it with you all!

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  -Isaiah 41:10

It's very difficult not to worry, not to be afraid of the future...especially for our kids with autism.  I get it.  There are numerous amounts of worry and fear that can and will over take us if we allow them.   However, we have the capability of releasing this worry and anxiety back into the hands of God.  He is in control of everything.  He is stronger than everything and every situation that may be in our lives.  He wants us to rely on Him.  He's waiting for us to ask.  

So, today, my prayer is that we can all let go of our worries, concerns, and anxiety and give it to God.  Trust in Him.  Know that He will direct our paths and guide us.  He will be there with us as we go through all the storms that life brings us.  We just have to look for Him.  

Giving God control of our worries, allows us and frees us to do things that God needs us to do.  What good are we going to do today for our children, our spouses, our family and friends if we are worried as to what will happen tonight, tomorrow or years from now.  I know for me, when I am worried, I have very little patience for anyone.  How can I be a light for God if my lack of patience signs through brighter than the light?

Most importantly, giving God control of our worries, shows Him how strong our faith is in Him and how much we trust in Him.  

Let's give it a try.  Every time worry/anxiety creeps into your head, before you let it take any control over you, pray.  Give it to God.  Then, take Isaiah 41:10 and write it down on an index card.  Carry it with you throughout the day to remind you of God's promise to you.

Dear Lord,
Thank you for bringing this study back together and placing it on our hearts to dive into your Word. Today, we give you our worries, our fears and our concerns that we may carry especially those that concern about children with autism.  Help us remember that we can always come to You and that You will give us peace.

*  If you have a prayer request or a praise report, I encourage you to post them under the sections titled "Prayer Corner" or "Praise Report".  We'd love to join you in prayer.  We'd also love to praise God for the blessings you are seeing in your life!  Also, if God has placed something on your heart after reading the verse from today's post, please share in the comments section below!