This week I decided to add the thoughts that I originally shared when I posted the verses on FB and IG (below the images).
If all that is within me is focused on blessing God, then it leaves no room for grumbling, self-pity, selfishness, or pride.
In times of discouragement, where is our focus? On how cast down we are? Or on the God of our hope, our praise, and our health?
"For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Galatians 5:13-14
Whether our trouble is flooding in Louisiana, fires in California, terrorist attacks, or simple, everyday struggles, God IS our very present help in our time of need!