We have been challenged lately on how we respond to the internal and external pressures that impact us each day. It may be the on-going support required by family members. It may be the chronic pain issues that impact our thinking and impact any decisions we need or want to make. It may be our responses to on-going technology issues. It may be our concerns about financial security as we approach retirement.  For each of us, the things that impact us will be different.


Trusting the Lord in all these areas is paramount, but also our responses are to be in line with our on-going sanctification. Proverbs 23 v15-16 says, “My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad; my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.” Instead of becoming overwhelmed, frustrated, discouraged or angry, do what you can and then rest in the Lord.


When you can’t see the road ahead be encouraged by Isaiah 42 v16: “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”


The Word of God is powerful and full of wonderful promises!


Contributed by Christine and Murray Martin