There’s huge resistance in me to write what I felt I should write – which is a post of praise and thanksgiving, for God’s faithfulness during another month (April) and of the peace that comes from casting all my cares upon Him. I said in March, that “God, in His mind-blowing love, not only takes these cares, concerns, fears and burdens upon Himself, but He exchanges them for His perfect PEACE!”
I have continued being very specific about prayer requests and petitions, for people in my life and community, and over and above every divine shower of blessing received, I can testify to the peace that I have from my heavenly Father who hears all the prayers that we bring to Him. His Word promises this peace. We are not imposing on Him with our needs and concerns, He commands us to come to Him. I want to thank God for His Presence, Provision, Power and Peace to those who come to Him, through Jesus.
“Do not be anxious about anything,
but in EVERY situation, by prayer and petition,
present your requests to God.
And the PEACE of GOD, which transcends all understanding,
will GUARD your HEART and MIND in Christ Jesus.”
I want to thank my God, that specifically, during the month of April:-
L’s tumours have all gone.
S’s knees were healed overnight so he could resume his exercises the following day.
R’s tests revealed she does not have DVT.
J and family all healed and recovered.
A was well enough to come home to spend family time before round 2 of treatments.
That G and I-M are both getting much stronger.
Thank You for providing perfect respite care and support for M and M.
Thank You that our church could provide about 175 lunches for those in need in our community over half-term.
Thank You that our toddler group has reopened after over a year in lock-down and
that AA has reopened and all the brave and beautiful souls there have remained strong.
Thank You for encouraging S and meeting her needs.
Thank You for providing me ALL my needs this month and more.
Thank You for courage to face new challenges and do things differently.
Thank You for encouragement, guidance and support in all my various writing projects this month.
I thank You heavenly Father that all the needs we bring before You are heard and that You are always working to bring to completion Your perfect plan and purposes for our lives. I thank You for the privilege of coming to You in prayer and for the promises and assurance of Your great love… for while we were still sinners, Christ died for us… and if You gave us Your very self, how much more will You not give us the Holy Spirit and all we need to live a blessed life of service. Amen