Psalm 56:3-4 - When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
Finding a new physician takes courage. You may ask yourself questions such as will the doctor believe what I am experiencing? Will the doctor find a way to help me? Will the appointment go well? The bottom line – Will you find a doctor you can trust? You must take a leap of faith and make a move in the direction of trust. Do you know, though, that you’re not the only one who has to take a leap of faith? The doctor has to, also. He must have the confidence in the course of action that he has chosen will benefit you, his patient. It’s important to realize that you don’t have to try a new doctor on your own. God will always be with you. If you can’t completely trust your doctor, remember to trust in God and he can give you the wisdom to choose wisely.
Ecclesiastes 5:19 - Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work--this is a gift of God.
Do you know that it takes courage to be happy? It’s easy to focus on the negative and get into a rut that you can’t seem to drive yourself out of. It takes effort on our part to be happy. There is always a reason around us to let even the simplest of things make us happy. Just look at a field of wildflowers. Some may see only weeds growing and become unhappy because of all the work it will take to remove them. But take a young child to a field of wildflowers and they will pick a bouquet to take home to their mother. Think like a little child and see the true beauty not the weeds.
Psalm 118:25 - O Lord, save us; O Lord, grant us success.
You have this dream that you want to see fulfilled. So you thrust yourself into the business of making yourself a success. But things don’t always happen overnight. It takes persistence while balancing all areas of your life. If you use too much time on your dream and forget your family, it won’t be worth it. Success comes and goes, but family needs your attention or you might lose them. It’s one step at a time. Do you have big dreams that are robbing your family from your presence? It’s okay to dream big, but just be careful.
Deuteronomy 22:3 - Do the same if you find their donkey or cloak or anything else they have lost. Do not ignore it.
Sometimes I do feel like that ostrich with its head stuck in the sand. I just don’t want to deal with certain things, so I put off trying to fix the problem until that problem won’t be ignored. Like right now. My internet is being really slow but I put off calling ATT. Now my problem wants to be noticed. Sometimes I can’t get onto the internet at all. So up goes my head out of the sand and off to make a call to tech support. Are there things in your life that you put off dealing with? I’d love to hear from you.
Deuteronomy 17:11 - Act according to the law they teach you and the decisions they give you. Do not turn aside from what they tell you, to the right or to the left.
Do you have difficulty making decisions? I know I do sometimes. I think it’s a matter of how much confidence you have in yourself to make the right decisions. Let’s face it. We’re going to make wrong choices. It’s part of life. But thankfully there is a way to cut down on those choices – Go to God before making a decision. He will point you in the right direction. Is it easy or difficult for you to make decision? I look forward to hearing from you.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.