Watch my video about the time we were disappointed with the loss of a job.
Many people I love have suffered recent disappointments. Some by humiliation and some by grief.
This is my observation.
Disappointment slams us to the ground like road kill. It leaves a scent that calls to the vultures of the spiritual world. They nip at faith. They feast on doubts. They rip. They lie. But these spiritual vultures will quickly take flight when the disappointed sit up and show life. All it takes is a shooing, for them to leave.
Heed this warning y’all. Don’t linger in despair. Don’t find comfort in misery. Yes…life takes its turns. It surprises. It horrifies. And it doesn’t quite turn out the way you envision. But God promises that that the life He gives you will be full. He promises peace. How? Through prayers. Through THANKSGIVING. When we are fighting off those vultures, it’s hard to focus on anything but self preservation. Thanksgiving helps you to see God. You have to purposely thank Him for your blessings in order to receive peace. Scripture says so.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
And that’s what we need… a guarded heart while we live. And let’s LIVE y’all!
Pictures: + My next door neighbor was outside all day celebrating his third birthday and playing with his new airplane. This is what I found later that evening. 😦 ++Turkey buzzard flying around the parking lot at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. He finally landed and people were tossing scraps to him. +++ Taken from the car window in New Mexico. (I think) I loved the way the ground was blurry while the landscape in the distance is clear.
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