This will be the last episode for a few months. A Purpose Driven Wife Podcast will be on hold, for a few months. My family and I will be moving from California to North Carolina. It is bitter-sweet for me during this season, because I’ve met and have grown so much here and have such a beautiful and wonderful church family. To think, that I need to find that again in a new area, hurts my heart. I don’t want to depress you with my little “Pity-Party”, but thinking about the unknown of North Carolina is a little scary. I came across this devotional book by Kay Warren, that I want to shar with you guys.
Rick and Kay warren from Saddleback Church, put on a conference last year called: The Gathering on Mental Health and The Church. It was a VERY powerful, informative and moving three-day conference that will forever be engraved in my heart, With practical help and hope for individuals affected by mental illness, their loved ones, church leaders, and mental health professionals, It’s time to step up together and create a pathway to HOPE. It’s time to offer a place of refuge, love, and compassion for those who need it most. It’s time to acknowledge the facts and embrace the millions of people suffering from mental illness everyday. To read more about the conference click the links above.
In today’s episode, I share from Kay warren’s new devotional book: Choose Joy Devotional (Finding Joy no matter what you’re going through). It really hit home for me because, I’m in a position where I do need to trust God in this new season I’m in.
1 Peter 5:7(amp)-
“Casting all your cares, all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all on Him, For He cares about you, with deepest affectation and watches over you very carefully.”
She shares in the book: “Friends, bad things happen. This is earth, not heaven. I can’t deny the reality of all that could go wrong and perhaps has already gone wrong. Bust as 1 peter 5:7 says, we can throw the whole weight of our concerns upon God for WE are His personal concern. We can find the peace that comes from trusting God, and when our hearts are at peace, Joy returns.”
God, I don’t know the future. I can’t figure that out. But I believe you are enough for me today and you will be enough for me tomorrow and the next day. Let my attitude be the same as Mary’s. Let me come to a place of peace. In the name of Jesus, AMEN.