What a Rollercoaster!

Sometimes me life can feel like a reality TV show. There are things that happen that make me look around to see if someone is filming this. Am I being "punk'd?" Ups and down, twists and turns, sometimes flipping upside down...its a rollercoaster! In times like these when I don't really know what is happening that I realize God is up to something. I usually pray for clarity. But the other day I had a friend that offered this: perhaps rather than praying for clarity you should pray to trust God more. Boom. Drop the microphone. Peace out. 
That word smacked me in the face and was so powerful it altered the way I am riding this rollercoaster that is my life. When we trust in God we move forward even though we don't see the picture. We have to rely upon Him...depend upon Him. If I had that clarity I might decide I don't need that dependence anymore because I can see the bigger picture. So today, Im just taking the step thats in front of me and trusting God for the rest. I can't get off the ride so I might as well enjoy it!
Maybe you're like me and want to see more of what is in front of you so that you can plan accordingly. I think we need to walk by faith and not by sight. To trust God and believe that He knows what is best for us and will lead us to the right places. So Lord, I'm ok just seeing what I am seeing. I will try to enjoy the journey through the valleys and up and down these hills. And when this ride hits that loop-de-loop and I get tossed upside down, I will just thank you because you've got you're arms around me and I'm securely strapped in.
Trust in God today. This ride is going to be exciting and our emotions are going to be all over the place. It may feel like a rollercoaster. But He's got us so let's just enjoy the ride!

Perfect Strength

God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect. PS 18:32
Years ago there was a song written by Steven Curtis Chapman which went like this:
His strength is perfect when our strength is gone
He'll carry us when we can't carry on
Raised in His power the weak become strong
His strength is perfect
Since each and every one of us has gone through or is going through some sort of difficulty that at times can zap us of all our strength, it's refreshing to know about this divine reserve. His power begins when mine ends. His strength carries over when I just want to give up. He arms ME with perfect strength.
Today as you face your challenges and find yourself feeling a bit tired and exhausted, just open up your hands, lift your eyes up to the heavens, smile, and thank God for coming into your life with His perfect strength! His perfect strength will make a perfect way!
"Be strong IN THE LORD, and in HIS MIGHTY POWER!"