Around the Corner

Psalms 118:21-24

I thank thee that thou hast answered me and hast become my salvation.  The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner.  This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.  This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Thought for the Day:   Wonderful change will come as God leads us around the next corner

Changes, changes, changes, goodness knows our lives go through changes all the time.  Changes in families through family deaths and illnesses, changes in families through transitions, changes in families through emotional shifts, and changes in families through other unexpected events make lives go around many corners to unknown places.  As we go through all of these changes and we experience the new roads and directions where God leads us, we change in the way we ask God for help.  Recently, I have found myself asking God to show me what is around the “next corner” where I can see the next step He has for me.  In the past, I prayed for help but seemed to ask for help right where I was at the time.  The “next corner” was something I didn’t want to ask for because it meant a change.  After so many huge changes have happened in my life, I realize that each change has led me to a new place and in time those new places have become huge blessings.

“This is the Day of New Beginnings” was a hymn we had sung at our wedding over 19 years ago.  We planned that hymn as a congregational hymn to let everyone know as they sang that God was with us in the change taking place that day.  Everyone there knew where we had come from and knew of the tragedies and deaths we had experienced.  Everyone in attendance wanted happiness for the two of us as they had seen so much sadness in our lives.  The “next corner” began that day and that corner took us to new and unexpected places.  Today, we are in a wonderful place in our newest adventure at Church and await the “next corner” to appear for us in a job position for me.  Who knows what will appear around that corner, but with God taking us by the hand to lead us there I know it will be a wonderful place.

Prayer:  God, you are awesome and we give you all the praise.  Thank you for the experiences that bring us to trust You fully.  Through life experiences, you have shown us that you are in control if we will only give that control over to you.  Help us recognize your hand leading us around that next corner.  Amen.

Prayer Focus:  Change

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