God’s Providential Promises

We’ve all heard how horrible it is to have loved ones in the hospital this year without being allowed in to visit them.  But now I understand; because it has happened to our family.  No, Covid19 is not the diagnosis, but a family member is seriously ill and has been isolated in the ICU of a hospital for a week in another city without visitors.  It is heartbreaking, frustrating, and beyond worrisome not to be able to reach our loved one except by phone.  Oh sure, we got to face-time once, but the camera was pointed above the patient’s bed; and it was hardly an improvement over old-fashioned audio.  Don’t get me wrong; I appreciate the extra effort his nurse made to do that for us.

About the only thing keeping me going now in this circumstance is my faith in God’s promises.  I would like to share these scripture verses:

Isaiah 54 NLT

 …8b “But with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the LORD, your Redeemer.  10For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the LORD, who has mercy on you.

When my fears creep upon me in the night as I lie in bed thinking of what may be happening to my sick family member this reminds me to repent of doubt:

Isaiah 55 NLT

6 Seek the LORD while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near…  7b Let them turn to the LORD that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously:

8 My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.

11 “It is the same with my WORD. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. 12a You will live in joy and peace…

So cling to God’s providential promises in His Word, everyone.  He answers our prayers and provides comfort when we feel sad or alone.  If we fail to grasp a situation with wisdom and grace, God has plenty of both – and He is just waiting for us to spend time with Him in prayer.  He wants to rejuvenate our spirits and fill us with Holy Spirit FIRE!! 

Today may you be blessed by our Good GOOD Father God and enjoy the confidence and serenity of being one of His children.  Worship and give glory no matter the circumstance, and

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Resurrection Day 2020 | A World Shaken

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Our Hope – Resurrection Day 2020

Today I see a world shaken.

Today I see men scrambling.

Confusion and terror reign over the land.

The mighty fear a tiny foe,

And hide from each other,

Behind strips of cloth – A worthless defense.

Has Hope really fled?

Science is aghast.

Hearts are torn

From fear and dread

As we count the dead.

~ Me in Quarantine

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Expectations | New Year 2020

My expectations for 2019 didn’t pan out.  Oh, for sure it was a good year as far as the usual subjects of weather, health, relationships, and personal growth …

But the most important event I was looking for did not happen.  Jesus did not come.

Most of you all are busy enjoying New Year activities today and I get that.  So I decided to keep this as brief as possible.  Mom and I are relaxing too.  We were up late watching fireworks displays on TV from around the world last night.  It was very entertaining and downright spectacular.

Then quite unexpectedly Mom said, “Wouldn’t it be great if the world celebrated the birth of Jesus at Christmas with as much enthusiasm?”

My heart just skipped a beat and those familiar Holy Spirit tinglings shot through me.

“Yes, Mom,” to her spontaneous remark.

We sort of lost interest in the TV soon after that and called it a night.

So here is my expectation – my hope – for 2020:

  1. I am praying that Jesus comes this year – PRAISE GOD!!
  2. I am trusting God for the promised GREAT AWAKENING in 2020 – THANK YOU, LORD!!
  3. All the usual good health, joy and peace this new year for my family, friends, fellow believers in Christ, and you readers of course!
  4. A national repentance and turning back to Jehovah God Almighty.
  5. In JESUS Name, MARANATHA 2020! MARANATHA 2020!
  6. And may there be THE BIGGEST FIREWORKS SHOWS WORLDWIDE AT THE SECOND COMING OF OUR LORD – or next Christmas, whichever comes first. Selah.

Share your expectations for 2020 in the comments.  I would love to read them!

THANK YOU for following Importantstuff.Live previously and in 2020.  Your encouragement fills my heart with true joy.  My love to All and God’s blessings and prosperity for you and yours in 2020.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!