This morning as I was reading God’s Word, God did what He has so many times…He brought perspective and encouragement to me. Have you ever been involved in God’s work, ministering in some way for a length of time? And then, unexpectedly, not what you had ever planned on, that work is removed. For me I did know it was coming to an end, but then rather abruptly, it was at an end. It is hard!
Yesterday and this morning I think my emotions were still reeling inside and kind of taking over my thoughts. Wally hugged me and I cried a bit. Then I opened up to my Bible reading in Psalm 92:1-2.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,
And Your faithfulness every night,
My perspective began to change from my circumstances to my Lord. I have so much to praise Him for…it would indeed take all of my day and into the night to express my thanks to Him. He has been so very faithful to me! Verse four I took as a personal encouragement from the Lord. I have enjoyed the work I have done the past twelve years. He gave me an opportunity to serve Him, it was His work. And in it He gave me a lot of joy and gladness. Still it was His work and the only triumph in that is as He brings about the results.
For You Lord, have made me glad through Your work;
I will triumph in the works of Your hands.
So, my focus has changed from my fretting to enjoying the sweet fellowship of my Lord as I go through the rest of this day, and in the days ahead.