I've been pretty down lately and couldn't seem to find a way out, until I took a bath this afternoon. I was writing in my prayer journal and just letting it all loose on the Lord. In the middle of my ranting, He told me to read today's proverb. I have been reading them all month, which is something I don't typically do. Today he very clearly asked me to read it. So I did, immediately. It was the most perfect scripture for what I'm going through. He is so beautiful. I love the way His word has life - two years ago I could have read that and it meant something completely different than it meant today. It has life. And for that I am thankful.
P r o v e r b s 1 3 :
A wise son hears his father's instruction,
The righteous hates falsehood,
but sin overthrows the wicked.
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth,
but with those who take advice is wisdom.
but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food,
but the belly of the wicked suffers want.
I have no reason to worry about a thing. My desire is to love and obey my Father, and He will take care of every single thing in my life. Worry will get me nowhere, but love brings life.
He is so good.