Good Enough

But God  demonstrates His love toward us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8


The “voice” speaks to me at the most inopportune times and in the most out of the way places.  Sometimes it screams, and sometimes it whispers.  It’s not always there, but I feel its presence much of the time.  It’s the voice that whispers, “You’re not quite good enough”.

As a woman on the journey, this voice is one I’m trying to silence.  Daily I remind myself that God accepts me where I am and as I am.  God doesn’t expect perfection, and neither should I.  Christ died because of my  sins.  Because of His sacrifice, God has forgiven every past, present and future sin.  I can rest in His love and calmly, not frantically, strive to accomplish what He wants me to accomplish today.  If I’m good enough for God, through Christ, then I must be truly good enough.

That voice that is whispering  “you’re not quite good enough”  is whispering a lie.

Thought for the day:  Perfection is only found in Heaven.  But because Christ died for me, I’m good enough for God.


Through the Storm

Whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.

Proverbs 1:33

Have you ever been in a storm at sea?  My husband and I were on a ship once in the waters of the Mediterranean.  The sea was supposed to have been calm, but something happened and the waters were tossing our ship (which held about  four hundred people) back and forth as though it were a toy.

Some of the people on that boat felt fine.  Not me-I was seasick.  My husband went to the ship’s doctor and got me some medicine, I took the medicine, rested a few hours, and felt much better.

Life’s storms are like the storm that came up that night-unpredictable.  We don’t know how they will change our lives.  The same storm might barely affect one person , yet  throw another person completely off balance .

The storms of life are inevitable and impartial.  Every person alive will encounter several.   It’s  how we weather the storms that shows what kind of person we are.

Weathering the storms of life  takes fortitude.  But let’s remember not to panic or be afraid.  God is our captain.  He’s close,  He cares,  and He’s in control.

Thought for the day:  I will think now about  the current storms raging  in my life, then listen for what  my heavenly Captain would advise me to do in those situations.