Bible Verse

Galatians 5:16-17 ()
16This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. #Bible

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Encouragement Through Hard Times

Psalm 30:11-12
11Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; 12To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

This Psalm is so beautiful when you meditate on the essense of its meaning. Sometimes in life we have to go through some really tuff times and situations  that  call for mourning, this may be beacuse of the loss of a loved one not just by passing this life but because you are estranged or because of distance, people may suffer personal devastation, natural disasters,  financial scarcity,  sickenss or abuse to name a few. The word of God is so powerful in that even though we may have suffered or are sufferiing a terrible life event it offers real hope in these desperate times.
Losing someone or something dear can be very devastating believe me i know regardless of the circumstance and one may not ever recover from the impact or effect of that loss.
Greif unfortunatley has no specific or pre prescribed way of expression it hits people in differing ways and for different lengths of time.
Bearing this Psalm in mind I thank God for his word that says he will turn our mourning into dancing, assuring us that one day we will smile again, one day joy will return, one day the peace that was lost will be present again, one day the pain will begin to fade even though the memories may remain.

Gods word promises us gladness and hope for the future, but in order to reap that promise we have to do as 1 Peter 1 5:7 instructs us and cast all our cares unto the Lord, every single one every peice of emotional or  psychological disturbance or disruption today i implore you to give it up to God, dont mask it, dont fake it, dont conceal it just find that quiet place to be real with God.  Talk to him and let the author and finisher of our lives rearrange and exchange all the confusion, all the despair and  all the lowliness and when he has finished his perfecting work Gods word promises again your voice of triumph will be heard, the song of praise in your heart will return, the bible also promises in Psalm 30:5 that  weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning, now thats something to smile about!
So for those still with elements of darknes you got to know that it has no right to invade your life and cannot stay forever for trily the light of God will arise and shine on you this morning
So DI family like David lets dry our eyes, find that place of praise and dance before the Lord, giving thanks for all things great and small.
In this Psalm God also promises us  that we will be thankful forever. What a great thought, what an awesome assurance and proof that God never leaves his children suffering but always makes a way of escape!

Prayer: Lord make us forever grateful today and everyday in spite of where we find ourselves,  let us always remember your word never fails, your word is always a source of strength and peace. We thank you today for realigning us when our equilibrium has been lost. We will praise and glorify your name forever just as your.word promises that we will do so I J N amen.

#Gratitude to God is everything.

Have a blessed day Pst A

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Dont forget God

Joshua 24:16b-18
“Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods;  for the Lord our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way that we went and among all the people through whom we passed.  And the Lord drove out from before us all the people, including the Amorites who dwelt in the land. We also will serve the Lord, for He is our God.”

This is a good thing. Joshua is in the middle of recounting to Israel why it is essential to continue with the Lord God. Joshua is doing something here that Israel would struggle with all the time in their future: he is remembering the Lord and seeking to remind others of His goodness, and who He is. This is good practice for us today as well, as we survey the Bible or our own lives, we are reminded by stories and experience that our God in heaven is faithful and continues to seek us with His amazing grace and mercy. Remember the sacrifice of Jesus, and remember His redemptive story.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.

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CAP Jobs Club

This is a reminder of the free DIM -CAP job club running every Thursday at Lewsey Farm Learning Centre 92 Tomlinson Ave  Time 09.30 -12.30pm .
Why not join us as we provide a place where you can be encouraged and supported on your journey to work, whilst meeting new people..

Hope to see you there -Jobs club Manger- Anneth.

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