Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Blessed Assurance


Unlike the dandelion, which is at the mercy of the wind, the committed Christian finds purpose and stability and security in God's unique plan for his/her life.  God is in the details, and His all-seeing eyes and His infinite wisdom leave nothing to chance.  Winds, both the cooling breezes and the stormy gales are part of life, but even they obey His voice.  He rules the universe, but He's also concerned about the "little" things in my life!  That's blessed assurance!

The following prayer/praise written by Ruth Meyers in her book 31 Days of Praise is one that I return to again and again:
I praise You for Your sovereignty over the details.  With You, nothing is accidental, nothing is incidental, and no experience is wasted.  You hold in Your power my breath of life and all my destiny.  And every trial that You allow to happen is a platform on which You reveal Yourself, showing Your love and power, both to me and to others looking on.  Thank you that I can move into the future nondefensively, with hands outstretched to whatever lies ahead, for You hold the future and You will always be with me, even to my old age . . . and through all eternity.

9 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Good Evening Glenda, Very wise words tonight. I'm so thankful that my life is in His hands.

Blessings to you.

Ginny said...

I love the picture. The prayer is just wonderful and I am recording it for our prayer line.

Mari said...

Beautiful photo and prayer~!

S. Etole said...

It is the constant reassurance that He is with us always that makes life doable.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Excellent, Glenda... Love this post... We all need to hear these words over and over.
Hugs,
Betsy

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Through one big heartache in my life lately, He is using it for His greater purpose and plan. The pain is not fun, but His final plan will be awesome to see! Love the pic!

Sharon Lynne said...

Such a beautiful dandelion picture...and thoughts. I loved the excerpt from 31 days of praise. I need to read my own book again. I found my 31 Days book at a yard sale. I actually think it found me. I discovered it in a box among many discarded books. I almost didn't take it, because I was unfamiliar with it. But something told me to take it home. I did, and it has been such a blessing!

Kathy said...

I'm always amazed at how symmetrical and geometrical the lowly dandelion is when we view it up close. Great pic, Glenda!

Beth said...

You always match the photo and the message together so well. That is a beautiful and uplifting prayer/praise--a much needed reminder as we deal with the daily ups and downs of life.