I don't like to be really busy, although the busier I am the more I can get done. I have noticed in my life that God places me in a really busy situation when I'm in a valley of sorts.
I love to see God at work in my life. I don't enjoy valleys but, without the valleys my faith would not be where it is today.
When we carry a heavy load of pain or sorrow or whatever it might be that weighs us down...God is there.
Isaiah 41:10 ... So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
1 Chronicles 16:11 ... Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
Exodus 15:2 ... The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
Philippians 4:13 ... I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Psalm 18:32-34 ... It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
1 Corinthians 10:13 ... No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Joshua 1:9 ... Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Psalm 18:32-34 the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Joshua 1:9-11 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”And Joshua commanded the officers of the people, “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.
Psalm 23:4 ... Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
John 16:33 ... I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Fresh Find: I have a few slides that I kept from my time in Russia & the Ukraine. This would be cool to have.