Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sugar-coated



As for God, His way is perfect; the world of the Lord is tried. He is a shield to all those who trust and take refuge in Him. 2 Samuel 22:31


The older I get it seems the more pills I add to the collection of pills that we all are told we need to take. I'm not a good pill taker. It's an area I need to work on making sure I take what I should and not just get busy, putting them off or just forgetting about taking them daily. Some of those pills are nasty little devils. Even when they are sugar coated, they are still nasty. I don't like them!

Satan is like that too. He's a nasty little sugar-coated devil. But, unlike pills that help to build our strength and are good for us, the devil seeks to pull us down and is bad for us. He wants make us too weak to pray. He wants us worn out, burned out and depressed but thank God as Christians we know what to do. We follow the advice of our earthly physicians and most important we follow the advice of the great physician, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold. Nehemiah 8:10


Yesterday the mother of my Aunt Jeanette died. She was 93 and had been sick a very long time. Today I pray the family will find comfort and strength in the knowledge that she is in heaven. It's never easy to give up our loved ones but knowing they are Christians makes our hearts have peace.

3 comments:

Just Joni said...

Be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold. Nehemiah 8:10

Phyllis, I was looking for this exact scripture two days ago...what are the chances?
Thank you again for this morning's scripture...
It is difficult to lose a loved one, but very comforting to know they have Christ in their hearts upon passing.

Have a wonderful day my friend.

Annette said...

They look so pretty, all the color's like our life with Jesus is. I felt satin trying to pull me down when my dad was so sick, he's tries to be clever, like you said,"Sugar Coats". Love to you.

Nonnie said...

a good scipture for me also...
thanks for the thoughts, phyllis.

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