Saturday, January 7, 2012

IN NEED OF ENCOURAGEMENT

You guessed it. Motorcycles again.
I knew that both of these motorcycles had problems. And in that case it meant that I had problems. However the day the one above was brought in it really hit me. Shortly after the one above came in, we found out the magnitude of the problem in the one below. It's problem meant that I was going to have to pull the engine again and take it totally apart. And at that moment there were eight motorcycles on the place. (Only three are mine.) and five of them have problems.
This coupled with a lot of other work this old man wants to get done soon overwhelmed me.
I was discouraged. Real discouraged.
The next morning while praying about it I reminded the Lord that he is the source of my encouragement.
"And may God, the source of patience and encouragement,"-Romans 15:5 (TEV)
And that if he was my encouragement I needed help.
While in prayer he brought the scripture to mind, "Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light." -Matthew 11:28-30 (TEV)
And in that very moment he lifted the burden. PRAISE GOD.
About and hour latter in one of my devotional periods the following verse just happened to be there, "So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings." -Matthew 6:34 (TEV)
GOD IS THE SOURCE OF MY ENCOURAGEMENT.

1 comment:

Sassy Granny ... said...

When it comes to sources, it just doesn't get any better than Him! I am ever amazed at how powerful is His word. I've found a good many encouragements when needed, not to mention courage, or patience, or kindness.

I must say, for an "old man", you are certainly a man of industry when many younger men are taking their ease.

God bless you AND the motorcycles!