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1027th -- Redirected Traffic


We should always trust that God has us securely in the palms of His Hands.
There are many moments in life when certain things happen and we question
why God allowed it, but what we fail to realize is that those detours serve
a purpose for our betterment. The way that we learn and become better, 
wiser and stronger is by the challenges that come our way to strengthen our
resolve, to build up our faith, and to give us an unwavering and unfailing 
character that will bless our life in the long run. We must see God's 
provision as a positive in our life and when we trust that God's plans and 
God's ways are bigger and better than ours can ever be, that is when we 
can begin to prosper and flourish in the areas where He leads us.

No matter what comes our way, our attitude and our inner voice should 
portray a calmness and an unwavering trust that God is with us and all 
things will work out for our good in the end. Knowing that God sees the 
end of the road that we are still traveling on should cause us to have 
great confidence that nothing can come our way that God doesn't already 
know about and has made provision for. We must remember that God's love 
is unfailing, unending and unwavering. We are His beloved children and as
our Heavenly Father He wishes for our best interest at all times. We 
should remember this when trying times come our way. We should face every
challenge and every trial with a deep sense of knowing that it will be to
our benefit in the end. (Romans 8:28) (Proverbs 3:5-6) (Jeremiah 31:3)

Be encouraged to see life in this manner. Know that your life is not 
spiraling out of control with no meaning and no purpose. You have a great
purpose in life and every trial and every challenge is making you better,
wiser and stronger than you were before it. Believe this truth and know 
that your life is important and is here to serve a purpose. See your life
as important and know that with God by your side, your ending will be far
more glorious than you can even think or imagine. Always remember that He
loves you and wishes for you to be blessed, encouraged and lifted up.

I hope this message inspires and encourages your heart to know that all 
things will work together for our good because we love God and we are 
called according to His purposes. We may not understand why certain 
things happen the way they do, but we can trust that there is a reason and
purpose behind it.


It was a sunny but cold Winter day here in the mountains where I live. I 
was driving home along the clear, dry roads. The last snow had been over a
week ago but down the sides of the hills lining the highway the huge walls
of ice were still melting. As I started to round a particularly sharp 
curve I noticed that a large chunk of this ice had broken off and fallen 
into the road. I was bearing down on it fast. Instinctively I braked and 
quickly steered my car to the other lane to miss it. Just as I did, 
however, I noticed something else. A small, black dog was walking in my 
former lane just beyond where the ice had fallen. If I had still been in 
that lane I would have surely hit him. Slowing down I honked my horn. The
startled pooch looked at me for a moment and then ran off the road and 
into the safety of the woods.

I pulled over to a wide spot and parked. Then I quickly walked back to the
large chunk of ice and moved it off the road so no one would hit it. As I
walked back to my car I looked up at the sky. The clouds had just parted 
again to allow the sun to shine through. I smiled and thanked God for 
putting that ice chunk just where it needed to be to keep me from hitting
that little dog.

As I continued driving home I started thinking of all the times that God 
in His infinite love must have redirected traffic in my own life. How many
times had I been the foolish dog walking into traffic only to have God 
redirect things so I wouldn’t be run over? How many times had God spared 
me the full consequences of my own stupidity? How many times had God given
me another chance to find my way back to the right path without being hurt?

God loves us all so much. He watches over us, guides us, and protects us 
more than we know. Let’s do our best then to make His job easier. Let’s 
live wisely, love deeply, and choose daily to be His Children. Let’s take
His hand and joyfully walk with Him forever.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Isaiah 30:21 “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is
the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn
to the left.”

Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on
Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in
the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.”

Proverbs 8:12-17 “I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of
witty inventions. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and 
arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Counsel is
mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. By me kings 
reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even 
all the judges of the earth. I love them that love me; and those that seek
me early shall find me.”

Psalm 138:6-8 “Though the LORD be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly:
but the proud He knoweth afar off. Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth Thine hand against the wrath
of mine enemies, and Thy right hand shall save me. The LORD will perfect 
that which concerneth me: Thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake 
not the works of Thine own hands.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: YOU MUSTN'T QUIT
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem157.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: THE PRAYER OF AN ATHEIST
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony25.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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