Why "71º & Sunny?"

I consider 71º to be the perfect temperature. Not too cold and not too hot. I also love perfect sunny days. The vast majority of days are not 71º & Sunny and yet, all days were created by God's hand and they are still gifts, even if they don't fit my ridiculous definition of perfection. My struggle with OCD has at times imprisoned me in an impossible attempt to achieve perfection. I'm now learning to love all kinds of days that don't even come close to 71º & Sunny.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

An Uncertain Future

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 29:11-13 ESV

The path is often not clear, but we can trust our Guide.

19 comments:

  1. I hope everything is okay Sunny. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. What a lovely verse to bring to our attention. Much of my anxiety could be avoided if I would just remember that it is all in God's hands.

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    1. Aw thanks for your prayers, Krystal Lynn! I am quite fine-just been really busy and also doing some traveling.

      God taught me another lesson about trusting Him and that is why I thought of this verse. Sometimes it is so incredibly hard to just trust and let things go. But I'm working on it!

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  2. I hope you are OK, my friend. I have been thinking about you. Thank you for sharing the verses. It is very comforting and a good reminder for all of us.

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    1. My pleasure, Tina! Half the time I post this stuff just as a reminder to myself. I'm a little dense and slow to learn at times, I guess.

      Everything is OK and now it's even better because you care!

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  3. Hope you are well. Sending you hugs and thoughts.

    Yaya xx

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  4. I found this video yesterday which gives me hope, when I feel like this. The third scenario that he discusses, where we only have enough light to see a few steps ahead of us is how I feel quite often. Hugs!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slTa15a3mp0&list=PL7hNQ8ipyQMoP6goor9gkSLnzQ7uun8jd

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    1. Hey Shana! Yes, I too believe that we often only get just enough light for the next step or two. That certainly is hard to accept as someone who struggles with uncertainty so much, but I'm finding that I really have no choice. So I better get used to it! Blessings!

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  5. Hello Sunny! ... sorry it's taken me a bit to visit my friends' blogs! But, I am feeling soooooooo much better from that small valley, though it felt so big, that I was traveling in. And this verse you share today, what a beautiful reminder that I was never without my guide, the One who loves me and is always for my good- bringing me to the place, the true place of a future of HOPE!
    Thank you so much for 'being there' and leaving such sweet words to encourage me in these past days. May the Lord bless you overflowing!
    I pray you to are feeling ever so wonderful these days too!
    Take care sweet friend,
    Sister in Christ, Deanna

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    1. Oh Deanna - I'm so glad you are feeling better. I know it has been difficult and of course it felt like a huge valley. Glad you felt encouragement from anything I wrote.

      I really love that verse. It is easy to forget sometimes that God IS always there and that He has the best in mind for us.

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  6. Shep introduced me to this verse (he always reads through verse 14). It's seen us through many times of uncertainty.

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    1. Absolutely! Great verse, Jean. One of my favorites.

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  7. This is one of my favorite verses.

    It's so so hard to live with uncertainty but you are right, our Guide is always always there.

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    1. Yes He is Elizabeth, even when we don't realize it!

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  8. A little worried about you...hope you're OK!

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    1. Awww Jean, thank you so much for your concern - I really appreciate it! Truly, I am fine. I've been doing some traveling and I just got back late last night. Pretty wiped out, but had a really nice visit with family. All I had with me was my phone, and it's too small and hard to type much on it, which is why I only did one 1 post and didn't comment on anyone else's posts. Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things this weekend! Hugs dear friend!

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  9. Beautiful. I hope things are going well with you. Sending you a hug.

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    1. Things are well, thank you, Linda! Hugs to you too!

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