What a good and wonderful God we serve. He is just so faithful, so merciful, and amazingly forgiving. Many times there are those who live under such condemnation, and guilt that it gets hard to see a way out. God loves you no matter who you are, what you’ve done, or what others my think of you. He loves you even if you don’t think to highly of yourself.
I know sometimes it feels like you have one nostril above water and you’re losing all strength. Well you’re not…Fight! Don’t give up. Don’t give in to the voice of your enemy. (And sometimes that voice is your own).
I go for a walk most every night. Years ago I found a penny on the ground and it reminded me of a story I had read about a rich man that always picked up pennies. Someone asked him why he did that since he was so rich. The man said each time he found a penny it would remind him, “In God We Trust.”
Nearly every night I find a penny and God reminds me of Proverbs 3:5-6 ‘Trust in the Lord, with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.”
One day I had a lot on my mind and needed answers. I went for my walk and yes, there was my penny. I picked it and quoted the verses. I said, “Oh God I give it all to you, I trust You Lord.” I walked a few feet and immediately begin to worry about what to do, and how I could to fix my problems! I did not trust Him at all. But God is so faithful! I looked down to find another penny right as I was putting my foot down.
I begin to really take apart that scripture. I asked the Lord to open my heart to what He wanted me to get out of it. You would be surprised what you can get for a penny!
Maybe you need to take a walk… He’ll do the same for you!