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Topic: Beautiful (11/07/05)
- TITLE: Perspective
By Carol Shaffron
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Staring at her from the mirror was the reflection of a couple of very weary dark brown eyes.
Some days she thought her face was rather pleasant, but not today. The last few months had been very trying, and now.........
"I just hope I can keep this up," she thought. "Tommorow is the last day this week for the Y, and I just hope I remember what I studied for that test on Thursday. I've got to only Monday to get my Medication Certification renewed."
"O Lord, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth and all things that are, You are my Life; You are my strength...."
"God, You are my everything," she breathed silently as she felt such indescribable awesome Peace wrapping it's comforting cloud around her saturating her every atom.
"I asked you for seed to sow.....You have surely answered my prayer."
"What with my jobs at the Y, at RSS and as server at Golden Corral, I'm really beginning to rake in the bucks........"
"You are so good, Lord."
"I am so very glad You've brought me through and out of the valley of poverty at last."
"I so need You, Lord."
"I need to know You more than I need anything else."
"I know You must be giving me supernatural strength to keep up this pace. And I never would have made it through last Friday and Saturday if not for Your strengthening me. My feet hurt so very badly, I just wanted to throw in the towel right then and there. I don't even know for sure what kept me going......it must have been Your marvelous strength!"
She looked into the mirror one more time before crawling into bed. This time a beautiful glow radiated back at her from the mirror. Her face shining with the love she felt from the One Who had brought her through every struggle, every trial, every hardship and Who was still empowering her to look at things in the light of His love. Somehow, that seemed to make everything beautiful---even the seemingly impossible trials and struggles.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 "He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end."
Isaiah 52:1 "Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean."
What a difference since I have made YOU my absolute everything!!!
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