This verse was my Verse of the Day email a few days back. I just couldn't read and delete it. It has just been on my heart. At first I just didn't get it at all. I've read a few versions now and I guess the Lord is letting it sink into my heart. Just wanted to share with everyone.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12
A few other versions off of BibleGateway.com....
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. (New Living Translation)
12Not getting what you want can make you feel sick, but a wish that comes true is a life-giving tree. (Contemporary English Version)
A few more...
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Isaiah 7:4 Calm Down and Be Quiet. Do not be afraid. I am in control.
And the song that I keep singing, "I Will Praise You in this Storm" by Casting Crowns.
Here is the chorus for any who don't know this storm.
"And I'll praise you in this storm and I will lift my hands for You are who You are no matter where I am and every tear I've cried You hold in your hand You never left my side and though my heart is torn I will praise You in this storm"
It has just been one of those kind of weeks. But I know God is in control of each and every situation. I will pray for His continued love and guidance to keep me on the path He has laid out for my life. Thank you for praying with me.
Daily Inspiration 4.12.18
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