Sunday, August 4, 2019

Words to Live by....Endurance

As I woke this morning my thoughts went to thinking about the day and the days past. Yes,
time is going by and each day there are blessings.
This year and last year hasn't been easy for my hubby and me. There's been personal problems and health problems. I can see where God has brought us through so much which I am thankful for, but some days I say, O Lord when will this all turn to joy!

Yes, we must endure those times with Faith believing that God will bring us through. We must endure so our faith will grow stronger. Our strength comes from our Lord, rely on his love for us.  I remind myself of this daily. Trusting his love and guidance, his mercy and that this time of testing is to strengthen my faith. My times is in his hands. He is refining me through these tough moments. 

He is growing me to be like he wants me to be. If he left it up to me, well you know this human flesh wouldn't desire to be like him, but my heart does!
As each day goes by he's watching over me as my Shepherd, leading, guiding and protecting me from things I may not ever know. Thank you Lord for your patience with me.


Dear Lord, help us to run our race we are called to run with perseverance relying on your strength.
You are refining us through our toughest times, to be more like you, to strengthen and purify us.

Have a Blessed Sunday



Pamela M. Steiner said...

This was a wonderful post, Sylvia. Yes, God is refining us each to be more like Him, and the process is often not pleasant, but the results are eternal. We are learning to trust in the Lord more and more for every detail of our lives, and not lean on our own understanding. I am so thankful that the Lord does not give up on us. He just keeps loving us and steering us back onto the right path when we go astray. Our God is an awesome God!!!

cityhomemaker said...

Dear Sylvia, I will lift you and your husband up today and I confess I need and will make a section in my prayer binder for my sisters in Christ who blog! You are such a source of gentle and great encouragement to your readers. Blessings in Christ, Eileen

Susie said...

Sylvia, Thank you for your post today. You remind of things I have forgotten . Of things I absolutely knew in my heart to be true . I have always known Jesus was by my side. But i guess I try to do it all and forget I have the greatest help of all, the Lord who is willing to carry my heavy load. Praying for you Sylvia and your husband. Praying for Ted and myself. God hears us. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Terri D said...

Amen, Sylvia.