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It’s Been a Rough Week
This has been a very trying week around here. I know you have had weeks where you were glad to see them go. That is how I’ve felt about this week for the most part.
The trouble is, the issues I’ve dealt with this week will not quickly go away. I am in it for the long haul on some of the issues I’m dealing with. I’ve had several months of intense struggles and it doesn’t seem to be lightening up for a while.
This afternoon, I was overwhelmed with the presence of God. I had gone to McDonald’s to write for a little while so that I could focus on some projects. While I was there, I felt very burdened about several situations that I’m dealing with.
I Have Been Praying All Afternoon
On the way home, I began praying about these problems. I’ve been praying a lot lately and the Lord has kept me on my knees in humility to Him. I asked Him over and over to give me wisdom to know how to handle these situations. Also, I asked Him to rejuvenate me and give me the encouragement to keep moving forward.
For more than an hour, I felt overwhelmed and in distress. After praying, I did feel a bit more calm, which was a relief.
I checked my phone to see what time it was, and noticed I had a notification from my Bible app. It will occasionally send me verses that are not my verse of the day. I’m not sure what these extra verses are, but I’m always happy for them.
The verse it showed me was Isaiah 48:17 which says:
This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says: I am Yahweh your God, who teaches you for your benefit, who leads you in the way you should go.
Receiving that verse was a huge encouragement to me. It is just like God to use something that is seemingly generated at random to speak to me in a calming way.
My verse of the day has really been an encouragement to me on more than one occasion. I can see it anytime I pull up my phone.
I just thought it would be encouraging to you for me to share how the Lord has been speaking to me today. I know that it is encouraging me to hear how God is working in other’s lives.
What About You? Has Anything Encouraging Happened in Your Week?