Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait upon God of my salvation: He hears me. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
God and the Spider...
a very special thanks goes out to Betty for this one..
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During World War II, a US marine was separated from his unit on a Pacific island. The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and the crossfire he had lost touch with his comrades.Alone in the jungle, he could hear enemy soldiers coming in his direction.
Scrambling for cover, he found his way up a high ridge to several small caves in the rock. Quickly he crawled inside one of the caves. Although safe for the moment, he realized that once the enemy soldiers looking for him swept up the ridge, they would quickly search all the caves and he would be killed. As he waited, he prayed, Lord, if it be your will,please protect me. Whatever your will though, I love you and trust you. Amen.
After praying, he lay quietly listening to the enemy begin to draw close. He thought, Well, I guess the Lord isn't going to help me out of this one.Then he saw a spider begin to build a web over the front of his cave. As he watched, listening to the enemy searching for him all the while, the spider layered strand after strand of web across the opening of the cave. Hah,he thought.What I need is a brick wall and what the Lord has sent me is a spider's web . God does have a sense of humor.As the enemy drew closer he watched from the darkness of his hideout and could see them searching one cave after another. As they came to his, he got ready to make his last stand. To his amazement, however, after glancing in the direction of his cave, they moved on.
Suddenly, he realized that with the spider's web over the entrance, his cave looked as if no one had entered for quite a while.Lord,forgive me, prayed the young man. I had forgotten that in you a spider's web is stronger than a brick wall.We all face times of great trouble. When we do, it is so easy to forget what God can work in our lives, sometimes in the most surprising ways. And remember with God, a mere spider's web becomes a brick wall of protection.Lord, I thank you for all our Military, and their families,I Pray for your Brick wall of protection,to protect them everyday!!Amen
To Be a Man (Or A Woman)
When you can rise above your
fears to conquer every challenge
that comes to those who dare
to climb the highest heights;
When you can keep on getting up each
time you've failed or been knocked down;
When you can see your greatest strength
lies in your faith and gentleness,
your greatest courage in admitting
your faults, and with God's help
strive to overcome them;
When you can accept responsibility
for resolving all your hurts and break
the chain from generations past;
When you can know and show a father's
love and feel with all your heart;
When you can love yourself, others
and God more than earthly gain,
or fame and recognition, you will,
my son, be then a man –
and indeed a great man at that.
– Dick Innes© Copyright
God is in control
even when we think
He isn't nearby..
shows us the way
gives us freedom
and support to go on
when nothing else seems clear,
He will direct, guide always!
May God use these words
to bless you in some small way.
as He does me Daily!