imprisoned are declared in Ps. 146. The Psalmist describes the one who "upholds the
oppressed and gives food to the hungry." On this Labor Day we should be thankful
for all who gave their lives to help us be free . All of this is cause for celebration and praise.
But the greatest freedom of all is freedom from our guilt and shame. No wonder Jesus said,
"So if the Son sets you free you are free indeed."John 8:36. Through Christ's sacrifice,are
set free from the prison of sin to know His joy and love and the freedom that only forgiveness
can bring. So, we shouldn't look over in the other yard to see if the grass is greener. It will
always have something we want and cannot have because the Lord wants us to learn we cannot
have things our way all the time. When you serve Him, you don't have a life of your own any
more. You are with Him, even though you may seem to be alone a lot. but others do not understand
you when you walk with the Lord. He will have the craziest things for us to do some times that
seem off the wall and nobody will understand. He will also take people home when you do not
expect it and keep people here who seem to be mean as a snake! You can not know the mind of the
Lord but you can walk with Him and talk with Him and He will show you the way to happiness
that seems to be crazy to the world. You are here to serve a purpose, solve a problem, serve others,
and help those who He sends. This is a dark world but there is still time for a sunshine again!
God is not through with us or this World or Country yet. There is always hope. A lot of things
happen we have no control over and that's when you surrender all to Him! He knows it all and can
take it all where we would have never made it at all. We must rely on Him for everything.
He said,"I am finishing up that which I started a long time ago. It seems to never get done, but
I am doing it in a way that is so creative that no man could figure it out. Let me just take you down
the isle that I am wanting to go so you will see the sunlight again. It has seemed dark a long time in
many ways and you thought it would never get better. I am saying to you that it is getting done this
hour, says the Lord. He said do not look at things the way they appear. Nothing is at first the way
it appears. So do not be fooled by the enemy and his devices, as they will not work with. Him."
So, be encouraged as we travel the road he has planned for us to go. He will never leave us nor
forsake us and let Him guide you each day. This is Lisa Patterson with the Good News that Jesus
Loves You and wants You to come to Him today!