There is such joy in seeing God work. It validates faith. It solidifies His reality. It gives joy. Each day will evidence God working in your life if you look for it.

This past month has been hugely busy on things we’d never expected to be doing again as seniors: purchasing a house, moving, stripping wallpaper, remodeling a home, and being and doing work that is ?labor intensive.? We?ve pushed ourselves into overdrive this past month. Not knowing that our house offer would be accepted, we also scheduled a week trip to Mackinaw Island. Therein becomes the need for the Lord God of details… “Abba, please help.”

He has, and He will. He knows the end from the beginning. He is at work behind the scenes working things out for our good. Just as He promised, “I know the plans I have for you.” Yes, I’ve allowed my mind to wander and feel stress with all that has to be done this month. But God, in His mercy and foresight, is providing rest and respite during this period of intense work.  We were given a gift certificate for an evening date together. In a matter of two weeks, our God has helped us through dear helpers to get wallpaper off our kitchen and master bath. We have one more bath to do and the “removing wallpaper” job will be finished.  Work is starting on the kitchen and three bath updates.  A new garage door opener has been installed. The carpets have been stretched and cleaned.

Beside preparing and packing for this move, life moves on. I still have Community Bible Study and lessons to do, facilitating an Overcomers group, and volunteering. My dear mentor and friend, took volunteering “off the table” for a while until after her daughter?s wedding.  So today, I am enjoying a wonderfully slower pace with a thankful heart.

 Yes, it takes an act of the will to “cast our cares on Him” but He truly loves and cares for us. Why would we want to carry the burden when He says, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

 So I thank Him and continue to see Him work because, dear ones, all things come through His hands. We grow through trial. He makes us strong through adversity. And, though we may not enjoy the pain, sorrow, trial, or changes in our lives, if we let Him, He will bring much good from the situation that will be honoring to Him and the Kingdom. We may not see that gain in ourselves, but others and the Lord will.

Look for His work in your life: The things unexpected. The things out of control. Then thank Him for the gifts from above and praise Him from whom all blessings flow.

He is worthy of our worship even in the worst of circumstances.  Today, go to Him with prayers and thanksgiving for who He is and what He is doing. He is the only wise God, Lord over everything, King of Kings, Savior of my soul, and much more than I can ask or think.

Blooming Victorious