God’s show this morning. Better than any Black Friday. Enjoy it.❤ Love, Lisa
I am choosing to share this hilariously bad photograph of myself standing in an abandoned church during a downpour in Cong, Ireland. Why? Because I think a lot of us are feeling like this lately. Fed up, wet, miserable, sick of whatever it is we are going through at the time. And my lovely husband thankfully caught one of those moments on camera. 🙂
This is the same day, the same me, just about 10 minutes later.
Amazingly, the day had turned around. I was in a warm, dry cafe with the smell of fresh bread and soup wafting from the kitchen. We had just seen the John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara Quiet Man statue on our way into the cafe. And I was glad we were there, in Ireland, in the rain.
We sometimes just need to wait a few moments, or a few days, or a few months. Just give it time. This too shall pass.
“Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today….The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” – Exodus 14:13-14
When I am afraid…..stand firm.
When I am in trouble, the Lord will rescue.
When I need a defender, I need to be still, and let Him fight for me.
Standing firm like this round tower. A tower of strength, refuge and protection during trouble.
“In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge. For You have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.” -Psalm 71:1,5
We are all looking for safety, security, a sense of rest in the chaos.
I have found that safety in one place alone.
“But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge.”
– Psalm 73:28
*Photograph, San Juan, Fort San Filipe del Morro, Ed Lyons
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world give. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – Jesus, John 14:27