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“My times are in Your hand…” (Psalm 31:15, NASB)
One thing I’ve learned is that God doesn’t always work on our time table. In fact, He rarely does. But, in a single moment, God can change your life! All throughout scripture, we see examples of how God was working behind the scenes and instantly turned things around for His people. Scripture tells us He is the same yesterday, today and forever which means if He did it for them, He can instantly turn things around for you, too!
You may be going through some difficulty today, but be encouraged because your times are in God’s hands. Trust that He has your best interest at heart. He wants to pour out His favor. He wants to take you further than you dreamed possible and work in your life in ways beyond what you have ever imagined.
Let this truth sink down into your heart today. Resist discouragement by speaking His Word over your future. Keep standing, keep hoping and keep believing because He is working behind the scenes. Have faith because your times are in His hands, and He will lead you in the life of victory He has for you!
A Prayer for TodayFather, today I humbly come before You giving You all that I am. I trust that my times are in Your hands. I trust that You are working things out in my favor. I set my focus on You knowing that You are working things out for my good in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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spiritualinspiration:

“My times are in Your hand…” (Psalm 31:15, NASB)

One thing I’ve learned is that God doesn’t always work on our time table. In fact, He rarely does. But, in a single moment, God can change your life! All throughout scripture, we see examples of how God was working behind the scenes and instantly turned things around for His people. Scripture tells us He is the same yesterday, today and forever which means if He did it for them, He can instantly turn things around for you, too!

You may be going through some difficulty today, but be encouraged because your times are in God’s hands. Trust that He has your best interest at heart. He wants to pour out His favor. He wants to take you further than you dreamed possible and work in your life in ways beyond what you have ever imagined.

Let this truth sink down into your heart today. Resist discouragement by speaking His Word over your future. Keep standing, keep hoping and keep believing because He is working behind the scenes. Have faith because your times are in His hands, and He will lead you in the life of victory He has for you!

A Prayer for Today

Father, today I humbly come before You giving You all that I am. I trust that my times are in Your hands. I trust that You are working things out in my favor. I set my focus on You knowing that You are working things out for my good in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1, KJV)

So often, we have faith for the future. We believe “one day” God is going to do something great. One day we’ll get a good break. One day we’ll start to feel better. One day we’ll see a problem turn around. It’s good to have faith for the future and believe that God is going to take care of us, but we can become so future-minded that we lose sight of the fact that God wants to do something great in our life today. Today, God wants to show you His favor. Today, God wants to amaze you with His goodness. He is called “The Great I Am,” not “The Great I Was,” or “The Great I Will Be.” God is always in the present.

It’s good to have faith for the future, but you also need to start releasing your faith for right now. The scripture says, “Now faith is.” The faith that’s really alive and active is the faith that you have for today. Every morning we should get up with the attitude, “Something good is going to happen to me today!”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father, today I ask for a breakthrough. I pray that You will send favor today. I pray that You will send restoration today. I pray that You will send healing today. I thank You in advance for Your goodness and grace today and every day of my life in Jesus’ name! Amen.

Salt and sweetness.

I know it’s been a while since I wrote anything. I took a break first out of anger, but then the semester started and sped me away in a whirlwind of activity and busyness. But here I am.

This year of awfulness is beginning to wane, finally.
The waters are receding at last.
And I haven’t felt this good in years. 

One of my favorite grown-up activities these days is baking. I love finding new recipes, new ways to combine basic ingredients to make something special. And there’s one ingredient that nearly everything sweet—from cookies to cakes—has in common. It’s salt. When I first started tinkering with recipes as a teenager, this surprised me. I assumed salt was one of those ornamental ingredients you sometimes see in cookbooks. But salt is essential. It’s the key to good hot chocolate and great cookies, because it’s the salt that brings out the sweetness. It’s through the contrast of tastes that you realize just how delicious sweet things can be.

I’m starting to believe that life is the same way. For so much of this year, I’ve been drowning in darkness. It’s been hard watching people I love die, watching things I used to find strength and confidence in crumble. At more than one point I truly felt like this was the new normal.

But since I started back at school again, incredibly good things have been happening. I’ve made a lot of new friends in this program—good, kind, funny, and brilliant people. The best part, however, is that now there’s a new budding romance in my life, something I in no way saw coming, someone I overlooked before, but something and someone that I’m quite thankful for. Things are very, very much in the formative stages, but I have every reason to be hopeful.

Now I see it’s the intense saltiness of the last year that makes the new, good things taste so sweet.

Any boy who makes you double over with laughter, is willing to go to football games with you, and walks you to car after class is worth keeping around. It simply feels terrific to feel optimistic and hopeful again—real hope and real optimism, and not their twisted, manic versions. 

Today, in this moment, I feel stable, thankful, and happy. It’s been years since I could say all three and mean them. To God be the glory; great things He has done.

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