Just this morning I heard an account of an 87 year old agnostic who met Jesus 8 weeks before his body expired. What a thrill his daughter was blessed with since he was fully aware of his new birth inside of that old, tired body. They shared 8 weeks of scriptures, prayer and, best of all..True PEACE, HOPE and JOY! The interesting aspect of her testimony was how she was willing to admit that she'd 'finally stopped praying for her dad since she figured he was never going to accept Jesus.' How wrong she was, and how convicted also.. Last weekend we were treated to many true-life stories which illustrated the Biblical truths the speaker at our family retreat was presenting. He's a great story teller so we enjoyed the way he conveyed how the Lord had planted him in someone's life to lead that fellow to the Lord after 40 years of his family members praying diligently for him..How DO you spell, 'WOW!'? Praise the Lord!
Today, we can ask ourselves if we feel a sense of despair about anything... If so, we can rest assured that the Lord knows our source of consternation and that HE is 'on the job.' The other question we can ask is, "Do we TRUST HIM as much as we say we LOVE HIM?" Proverbs 3:5-6 reminds us to 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, leaning not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledging Him so He can direct your paths.' (out of despair,etc.?) In His Grace.. Blessings to all..