Well, it is just a cold. I thought I knew that, but in today’s climate, I also knew I needed to confirm it so I’m glad I did.
This morning I am meeting with a man I haven’t seen for many years. I’ve stayed in touch with his parents, but he has been out of the picture for quite some time. He reached out to me Sunday evening and this morning we will meet. I know there is troubling news for him. He has struggled for many years with addictions and more recently he lost his only son which almost took him over the edge. I’m praying that God will use this time for His Glory and Honor. I have no idea what this will look like, but I know God does.
Last night a young man came for dinner with Kathy and me. He had exciting news he wanted to share. That then led into some very troubling news he also wanted us to know. I won’t go into the details of this, but God is God! This morning my first devotional reading was from II Timothy 1:7. It reads, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” The author goes on to write that in today’s troubling situations, we can become overwhelmed with fear knowing we ought to do something, but what? It is during these times that God’s quiet voice often speaks with a message. If we listen and obey the clarity comes. It may seem challenging when we hear it, but this message carries with it the power, love and sound mind which God promises us. I took a picture of this and sent it to last night’s guest. God is always so good!