Thought For The Day 01/07/15

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Let Go… Let God!

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   “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

Thomas Jefferson

1762-1826

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What do we do when the urge to cry “Uncle” becomes an all-consuming need? Can we manage to hang onto the end of our rope for a single second longer? Well congratulations and welcome to the human race! You see, whether you are Queen Elizabeth II or Pope Francis himself, we all have days that seem so desperate, it’s as if even the sunshine has been wiped from the heavens! And despite our knowing what God’s promises to us are, our thoughts will often remain clouded with doubts and questions. And I don’t know about you, but I sometimes have to wonder if those doubts are placed there by the devil himself. After all, he delights in creating chaos and misery for mankind in the hopes that we will lose our capacity to remain faithful to God! The thing is that we must never for a single moment think we are alone. God makes no distinctions between a Queen, a Pope or a housewife who lives in South Carolina. It doesn’t matter whether our trial is the result of our own poor choices or something that is beyond our capacity to control. Isaiah 58:11 NLT says, “The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.”

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It is during these moments that we must turn not away from, but toward Him and to others in our lives who remain steadfastly by our sides through the good and the bad times! We are reminded  in Galatians 6:2 NKJV that we must, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” And should the mantle remain too heavy for even shared strength of our combined fortitude to shoulder, then we have reached the moment when we must turn it over to God himself. Remember always the phrase, “Let go… Let God!” Bring your pain and suffering to Him. Trust Him!  Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV reminds us to always… “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your path straight.”

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My brother-in-law is a pilot. He never gets into a plane without first checking over every single inch of the aircraft. He reviews weather reports continually. He leaves nothing to chance because he knows that even a tiny slip can have disastrous consequences! And a tiny slip, when it is contrary to His word, can have the same consequences for us. Our feelings, no matter how well thought out they may be, are not always right. But when we turn those doubts or questions over to Him, and trust in His counsel to us, we can triumph over anything! Yes, “Let Go… Let God”!

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Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you..

Psalms 9:10 NIV

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Mandy 2014

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About Mandy Bruscella

Mandy's Story: As a Registered Professional Nurse with Certification in a number of specialties including home care, I was afforded the opportunity of working closely with various Social Service Agencies in NY and NJ. ~ A lifelong Christian, I was ordained as a Presbyterian deacon in 1993 and, after relocating to SC in 2000, elected to become ordained as a non-denominational minister. ~ I established "MandysPath" Ministry in 2011. "MandysPath" Ministry is a member of Pacific Life Church, El Sobrante, CA, network of ministries. ~ I direct an outreach ministry in an alternative setting, providing spiritual care to a congregation of more than 500 people from around the world via the Internet. ~ As part of this outreach, I write a daily faith based blog. In March, 2012 I was asked to become a board member of Heroes For Children which is a non-profit foundation, established to assists the Guardian ad Litem program of Horry County, SC. Guardians ad Litem are a group of court appointed advocates who represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. Working closely with these men and women who make a difference in the lives of children, I completed training and have been sworn in to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for the state of South Carolina . ~ I have been married since 1975 to a wonderful man, Daniel. I have a son Daniel and his wife Melissa who live in NYC. My daughter Sabrina and my grandson Landon live here in SC. ~ My father Harold continues to share his wisdom with me and is responsible for many of the ideas I write about!

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