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Friday, November 7, 2008

Be Encouraged!


Are you discouraged today?

Is your to-do list long enough to wrap around the state of Montana five times?

Do you feel slightly depressed that the year is coming to a close and there is so much you hoped to accomplish, only have last year's resolutions still clinging to your mind (just as that extra five pounds is clinging to your thighs)?

Hang in there. And know that God has a plan for you today. You are not behind. In fact, you are right on schedule. His schedule.

God has everything timed to the minute ... no, wait, to the second. Just think how minutely planned things had to work out for baby Moses to be found within the bullrushes. Or for David to show up in order the slay Goliath. Your day--this moment--is not an accident.I'm encouraging you has God has encouraged my heart this morning. I have 2 1/2 books due next month, and according to my flesh, I am SO behind.

But this morning my spirit sings because the creator of the universe--THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE--has planned this moment in history for me. This day is planned for my good and my growth.

And for yours.

10 comments:

lynnmosher said...

Great post, Tricia! Thank you for the reminder and the encouragement that we should keep our eyes on God's timetable. Be blessed...Lynn

C.J. Darlington said...

Thanks so much for this reminder, Tricia. I needed to hear it this morning.

Debbie said...

You can't possibly know how timely your post was for me. I read your Twitter message and clicked on it, and ...it was just what I needed. Isn't God good? He uses us in ways we couldn't even imagine. I've been feeling so overwhelmed this morning. My house is a mess, my friend's husband is in critical condition, I'm working with my hubby on a startup company and I'm ready to cry. So, thank you for tweeting about this and for writing your blog post. It was very helpful and comforting to me. I think I'm going to pray instead of cry!

conarnold said...

What an encouraging reminder, Tricia! Thanks for sharing it.

Melanie said...

Thank you for this post. It touched me in all the right ways this morning. I desperately needed the reminder :)

cprice said...

Thank you. I'm continually amazed by God and the ways that He touches my life. Only He could know just how much I and a few friends needed this today.

God's love to you.

Tricia Goyer said...

Thank you SO much for your comments. I love it how God puts things on my heart and He blesses all of you, too!

Deena said...

So good! Thanks for being obedient to share.

Angela Breidenbach said...

Perfect submission. Thank you for reminding me that God has it all timed out and I am not behind.
Angie

lynnrush said...

AMEN!