"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Referring to the 20+ Rugby team sprawled out on the floor, he chuckled and said, "Boy, this looks like a train wreck. Good thing you're flying."
And then after boarding the plan, the pilot announced, "Just to let you know, one engine is not working; we will have to "jump start it" off the other engine when we taxi."
These are not parting comments you embrace with joy before leaving the ground.
Have you ever been privy to unwanted comments? Whether in jest or truth, it can make us uneasy. With so many outside factors in life, we have limited control and input with everything we might face. How can we possibly find peace with this?
What can help most is knowing NOTHING touches us without going through God's Hand first. He is aware and with us every second of every day. He never, never leaves our side. We must trust He works all things (including joys, trials, disappointments, heartaches and celebrations) to the good to those who belong to Him and have been called to His purpose.
Loving Him first, provides the strength needed for everything else.
have a rest-filled day!