Showing posts from May, 2016

The Waiting Game

If you stopped by today from Encouragement Cafe , WELCOME. So glad that you are here. Today's devotion uses the story of Joseph to remind us of God's perfect sovereignty. Most people don't like to wait for anything especially prayers that seem to go unanswered or hit the ceiling and bounce back down.  I believe with all my heart that God hears our prayers for things that we have been waiting a long time to happen, but I also believe that God is absolutely sovereign and omniscient and He knows and understands things about our lives that we don't. So if you have found yourself in the waiting room of life, I pray that your prayers will be strengthened, your faith will grow, and your patience will abound because your God is with you even in the wait.  I wait for you, O Lord; you will answer, O Lord my God.  Psalm 38:15 Can I make a confession?  I don’t like to wait.  I don’t like waiting in long lines.  I get anxious in a waiting room for more than 10 minutes.  I w

Graceful Limitations

If you stopped by today from Encouragement Cafe  WELCOME! So glad you are here! Today's devotional reminds us that the things in the life we consider a limitation or handicap, could actually be the exact thing that Christ is using to perfect us to be more like Him. I don't have all the answers nor do I pretend to understand why some of our prayers seem to go unfulfilled. But I do trust in The One who knows us, who hears us, who loves us more than we can fathom, and I believe that He works ALL THINGS together for good. This paraphrase of Paul from 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (The Message) is the perfect reminder that he too sought to the answer the question of why God allowed limits upon him. I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan's angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn't think of it as a gift, and begged God to