“Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.”Psalm 112:4
Father God, thank you for your grace and mercy. Today we ask that you allow your people to see the hope you’ve promised for dark days. Amen
Lord, I’m praying for Gina and her family. Yesterday her uncle died from COVID. His death has impacted the family with grief and bewilderment. Bring the light of hope, understanding and comfort to this family. Amen
Sometimes I feel God doesn’t understand the need to get even! His inspired word is filled with forgiveness. Who wants to forgive when getting even appeals to the soul. As a result, sometimes it is hard to forgive especially when a person knows without a doubt they didn’t do anything to warrant the cruel actions of others. And the saddest thing of all evil deeds most often open doorways to dark times for everyone involved.
Lord, injustice is never easy to accept unless a person succumb to defeat. In any or all circumstances evil prods the soul. I pray for peace in the hearts and minds of victims and their tormentors. Amen
A couple of years back my husband and I loaned my son’s girlfriend five thousand dollars to purchase a car. We should have known when the first payment came due and she made no efforts to contact us or start repaying the monies she took that it would never be repaid.
Her actions aren’t unsettling as the actions of people that claim to like and love me are. Loaning her such a large amount of money purchased me life lesson’s I will never forget.
This is what I’ve learned:
- Some kisses and hugs that come across as sentimental are fake even when they come from trusted family members and loved ones.
- Not everyone rejoice when you strive for and gain financial security.
- Not everyone wishes you well.
- Promissory Notes don’t secure your efforts in retrieving monies loaned.
- Only evil people pretend to love you,
- and only jealous people are glad for your misfortune.
What happened to me was a Black on Black crime. She’s black. I’m Black. She took money she never meant to pay back.
Since that unfortunate moment I’ve learned about helping others, especially when I’m also in need of financial help.
The money she kept was money that would have paid upcoming and expected bills.
My husband and I paid an expensive price for the lesson I needed to learn. If there’s a silver-lining in all of this I venture to write, I’m the better for what took place because I learned many things about “man’s inhumanity to man.”
These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today. But I say this to our citizenry: We, ever your servants, will continue to defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you! Your Ministry remains, strong.
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Good morning, soul! Did I forget to mention I’m a Christian? Well, I am. And this is one of those days I need to remind myself of that.
For the last couple of years my faith has been battling for what is right in the sight of God and most times I felt defeated. As a result, I became depressed and short tempered.
My depression had taken the avenue of “why do I have to fight this battle alone when I believe in God? He’s big. So why can’t He take care of this matter?” And on the flip side of things being short tempered is not new to me. My mom was short tempered and it seems the behavior I hated as a child now visits me.
Oh! My! Goodness! I have found myself in dark times and I need to protect my soul. So Psalm 51:10 is needed for this day and everyday until I see the light of God in all situations: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Amen