She was a very sad, defeated Christian. Her husband of 38 years had died, and she couldn’t overcome the grief that had settled down into depression. One bright, sunny day she asked the Lord how to she could overcome her sorrow. She got up, dressed and drove around the neighborhood. Little did she know that God had provided a way of escape for her. For the first time she noticed the nursing home with the beautiful gardens in the next block. She stopped, went inside and saw the needs of others; many were lonely and she began to make regular visits to read or just listen and cheer them up. Today she works at the nursing home where she volunteered to be a blessing to others. She says, “I still miss my husband, but I no longer grieve.” She is a joyous woman of God spreading sunshine wherever she goes. You are blessed to be a blessing!
Father, in the name of Jesus, I shall go to all to whom you send me, and whatever you command me, I shall speak. I will not be afraid of their faces, for you are with me to deliver me. Whenever I feel afraid, I will trust in you. I will praise Your Word, in you I have put my trust; I will not fear, what can man do to me? You have spoken, and my faith is in you. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Amen.
Jeremiah 1:6-8: Psalm 56:3-4; Philippians 4:13