rain dropsThe first time I sat down to create “a blog”, whatever that was, it took me hours to design:  make choices in color, pictures, fonts, size, and so forth.  Then came the hard part — what did I really want to say in this opus I was creating to house my “words of wisdom”?  All I knew at the time was that I had a premise — I’ve always had confidence in God, no matter what situation I find myself in, and I’d like to share how others can too.

With that in mind, it’s been almost a year of just going through life since my last post but my confidence in Jesus has never wavered.  To be truthful, however, it has been tested and challenged a bit.

Have you ever had your grand kids move in with you?  If so, you’ve probably guessed where I’ve been for the last year and why I said the part about being tested and challenged.  It’s not as if these are little kids either…they are grown men.  Both have lived lives, well let’s just say I would not wish what they’ve gone through on anyone, nor would I choose their lifestyle under any circumstances.  But, I have to say that I am learning, slowly–more’s the pity, to be more accepting and patient of those with different perspectives on life.  And fortunately, they are learning about their Grandma’s values and life perspectives and are becoming a little more understanding and accepting as well.

In addition to all of that, I am now officially a Medicare recipient, about to file for social security after my 66th birthday this year and am still working full time.  My body is feeling its age and I would love, love, love, love to retire from work but the bills just seem to keep piling up.  How does that happen?  In any event, unless my 1/11th portion of a mineral/oil/gas lease goes crazy and supplies more than $75 a year, I will be working for a very long time.

Ok, so that didn’t sound terribly positive, but I know that’s where many of us are these days.  Yet, I also know because of the preponderance of times He’s provided for me in the past, I can have confidence that God has a plan and has made provision for my future.dove2 sun

But, this is not all about me.  This is about you too.  You have been living life all year long as well.  Some of it was really good, some bad, and maybe some was just awful.  But maybe you have not felt so confident that it’s going to get any better.  I know that things in life may seem to drag on forever and circumstances seem to remain the same.  They are not!

God is all about change.  He’s all about His kids living an abundant life and enjoying the life He’s created for them.  He’s all about challenging us to come up higher and live by His standards of excellence.  If you have made the decision to give your life to Christ, you can have every confidence that your life is going to be better than you expected.  Jesus lives in you!

Let 2016 be your year of having confidence in God and watch Him change the circumstances of your life.  The impossible becomes possible with Jesus.  Trust. Grow.  Discover.