Thursday, April 10, is my next hearing with the zoning board here in town, the next step in an 8 month saga.
The Lord has used this frustrating adventure to help me trust Him more and implement scripture, like Phil. 4:6, 7 “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.”
Spending time in prayer and petition with thanksgiving definitely helped. But there was still a lingering fear in the back ground.
Yesterday morning the Lord addressed that with beautiful promises from Psalm 118:4-9,13-17.
“Let those who fear the LORD say: “His love endures forever.” When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place. The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
Here is a great and wide perspective, giving true understanding.
“The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.”
He has it in hand, I can rest in Him.
“I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me. The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”
“Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things! The LORD’s right hand is lifted high; the LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!” I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.”
These words of promise were very comforting, bringing peace, joy and rest. Praise be to our God for His wonderful Word!
At the same time, I ask you to pray for a good outcome from this zoning board meeting. Thank you.