Friday, May 30, 2014

Thought of the Day !!

Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.
                                                                          James 5:13 (NLT)

James asks if we're suffering.  If so, we should take these sufferings to God in prayer.  Hand them over to Him.  It ain't easy.  I know as much as anybody how difficult it is to let go of some things.  But if we can learn to be totally dependent upon God, it is possible.  

James goes on to ask, "Are any of you happy?"  Well...if you are...he says act like it.  Actually, he says to "sing praises."  How many of us get so excited about what Christ has done, is doing and will do for us that we can't help but sing?  

As you go through your day, keep in mind that God is with you wherever you go.  He isn't there to "keep you straight".  He's there to lovingly encourage and help you through whatever comes your way.  So when the victories come your way, don't forget to include him just as you did when you felt like defeat was almost upon you.  He will be by your side through both.

In the love of Christ,


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