Then He said to her, “Daughter, your faith [your personal trust and confidence in Me] has restored you to health; go in peace and be [permanently] healed from your suffering.”
MARK 5:34 AMP
Happy Monday! Tell me something good! I have lots of good news. Our son came home this weekend with news that he has a job with a nice salary and benefits. That is something good. Our daughter, son-in-law and grandson also came over Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday, we had great fun in Sunday School and then treated the children and my mother and father-in-law to dinner at our home with my husband at the grill. He’s the best chef! Over the weekend we also enjoyed watching the movie “I Can Only Imagine”. What a great Father’s Day treat! Britt and I both enjoyed the movie and watched it multiple times. Today, I plan to take my Dad to lunch and celebrate Father’s Day with him.
Despite all the wonderful things that took place over the weekend, I’d be lying to you if I said everything was perfect. One of my Sunday School students that I was particularly fond of left my class. I hope it is temporary, but that may not be what God has planned for her. It was like a child leaving the nest. I also had an argument with my husband, which is very rare, but it happened. Sometimes as Christians we feel like we need to hide our emotions and pretend when things don’t go well. Yet, we still have emotions. It’s part of being human. Even Jesus wept when his friend Lazarus died. It’s okay to cry, be angry and experience other emotions. When we pretend to be perfect, others pick up on our lack of sincerity.
Many years ago I had a discussion with a friend about emotional pain. My friend was a nurse and she believed physical pain to always be worse than emotional pain. A few years later, her husband took a job and she had to leave her family and friends behind. For at least a year she was severely depressed. I remember her saying “I was wrong, emotional pain is just as bad or worse than physical pain”. If you are experiencing emotional pain, try meditating on these verses.
It is the LORD who goes before you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. Do not fear or be dismayed.
DEUTERONOMY 31:8 AMP
The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous [those with moral courage and spiritual integrity] And His ears are open to their cry. The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, To cut off the memory of them from the earth. When the righteous cry [for help], the LORD hears And rescues them from all their distress and troubles.
PSALM 34:15-17 AMP
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become restless and disturbed within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.
PSALM 42:5 AMP
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand]. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust [with great confidence, and on whom I rely]!”
PSALM 91:1-2 AMP
Have a wonderful Monday! God bless you.