Wisdom for Wives

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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Enjoying the Ride

This summer each of our children received some money from their grandparents, to spend as they choose.  For the past few days, the youngest has been asking–very earnestly :)—to be taken to the store to buy some Legos (more Legos, that is).  Today, Daddy agreed to take him and so they’re on their way.  I didn’t go with them, but I have to imagine that their in-car conversation is about the amazing structures that Little Man is going to build, or perhaps the French fries he’d like to get on the way home.  Maybe he’s telling Daddy about his day.  Or he might be asking Daddy whether Legos existed when he was growing up.

I’m pretty confident that my son is not asking whether Daddy knows the way to the toy store.  Or how an internal combustion engine works.  He’s probably not checking to make sure that Daddy uses the turn signal, or pointing out cars that might be about to enter their lane.  He knows that Daddy knows the way, because he’s seen Daddy drive there before.  I’m pretty sure he’s just enjoying the ride.

You know where I’m going with this, don’t you?  😀  Our Lord knows the way!  He made the way.  HE IS THE WAY!  He’s not alarmed or dismayed by potholes or roadblocks.  He sees it all coming and He has a plan for where is taking us.  We have a capable pilot in command, and a tank full of gas.  We need only trust Him, and enjoy the ride.

How would life be different if we truly believed that God knows the way?


Hide-the-Word Wednesday: He Never Sleeps

Sometimes I can be quite the news junkie, especially when it comes to politics.  For some reason–maybe it’s growing up in Washington, DC, suburbs, or having parents who were always up on the latest current events–I actually enjoy listening to the pundits pontificate on the Sunday talk shows. (On Sunday afternoons, C-SPAN radio re-airs the programs from the four major networks. Sounds like a party, right??) Over the past few weeks, the pontification has taken on real significance, as friends and neighbors have been affected by the partial shutdown of the Federal government.  Though my family has not experienced a direct impact, we could have if the shutdown had gone on longer.  It’s a good time to remember where I should place my trust–not in man, and not in markets, but in the One who never shuts down.

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.  He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.  Behold, He who keeps Israel  will neither slumber nor sleep.  Psalm 121:1-4

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When the world around you seems out of control, what verses remind you of God’s faithfulness?


Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Peace That Doesn’t Make Sense

How do you respond to a stressful situation? Do you try to plan the uncertainty out of it? Or do you sit paralyzed, playing all the dreadful possibilities in your mind (as I’ve been known to do)? Well, planning is usually wise, and waiting is often necessary. But prayer is the action plan that will lead to peace.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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What verses help to calm your worried mind?


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