NO GREATER PEACE

Do you often come home from a hard’s day work and desiring peace and rest? Your mind has been highway of heavy traffic with a couple of wrecks! You have already knocked on tomorrow’s door by thinking of other things to be done instead of leaving tomorrow’s strength alone. So you are at a lost with peace…but me? Well I get in the shower and just allow God to wash away stress and tension from my head down to feet. Then I lotion down with His Peace. I put on attire of relaxation and wrap up in the blanket of His love amd warmth. And finally, I meditate and allow His Word to rock me to sleep. There is no greater peace than being in the presence of the Lord.

Matthew11:28 (NIV) “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

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Stacy L. Montgomery

MY LIFE IS IN HIS HANDS

The hills sometimes seem to
steep to climb
And sometimes troubles torment my mind
But with God I can surely stand
For my life is in His hands

People talk about me and put me down
When I need a friend, not one can hardly be found
But with God I can surely stand
For my life is in His hands

The tears sometimes soak my pillow at night
And things I do just don’t turn out right
But with God I can surely stand
For my life is in His hands

My heart gets heavy as though it weighs a ton
And at times my wrath goes down with the sun
But with God I can surely stand
For my life is in His hands

When no one else does, God understands
He loves me even when my face is in the sand
But with God I can surely stand
For my life is in His hands

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Stacy L. Montgomery

IS HE A FRIEND OF YOURS, TOO?

As a single parent with a full time job, my level of irritation and frustration can rise very quickly and also very high. Sometimes, I feel like there is just not enough time in the day or in the week to get everything done. Then there are those days when I just feel alone as if no one knows what I am going through. I don’t like to put others down and have learned that people come from many different walks in life; and many just don’t understand how I may feel. Sadly to say, there are few people who even stick around to try and understand or to lend a helping hand. I am so happy that I have a true friend in Jesus. He knows my pain. He knows my struggles. He knows my heart. When I get irritated or frustrated, I find my quiet place in the Lord. He calms my troubled mind and is the best migraine medicine that I know. When I start feeling alone, I pick up my Bible and I read His Word that is so comforting. Through His Word, I draw even closer to His presence. And when those so-called friends just don’t have the time to hear my troubles, I take them to the best friend anyone can ever have – The Lord. My troubles are problems so why not take them to the Problem Solver anyways? I am a work in progress and I have God on my side. Day by day, I draw closer to Him. Day by day, I am learning to let irritation and frustration go. Day by day, I am getting stronger. It so uplifting to know that there is a friend who will stick close by your side guiding you and picking you up when you fall. I have that friend in the Lord. Is He a friend of yours, too?

James 4:8 “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

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