"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".
And it's really funny how He brings around just the right encouragement when we need it. Just when you feel you're going to go under in panic. God is a good God and doesn't want us to flounder. If we would be open to it, He sends encouragement in all sorts of ways. This time, for me, happens to come in a book. And we all know how I love books. Is there such a love language as books? If there is, that would be me. Anyway, awhile back I recieved a couple of books for a blog tour. I didn't have time to read them at the time so just posted what the publisher sent me and then put them into my book basket. I remembered them when the Fall Into Reading came up. I chose this one. And wouldn't you know, it's exactly what I'm needing right now. I've only finished the first chapter and already it's speaking directly to my heart and stirring up some much needed encouragement and faith.
The book is all about offering hope and peace for the person waiting on God and helping us remember that God is always faithful, worthy of our trust and never late with His help. And it's done in a setting of humor. One of the very first quotes that got underlined by me (yes, I'm one of those underlining maniacs) in the book is:
"Humor is to life what shock absorbers are to automobiles."
And I definitely need that because I can tend to be waaaaaay too serious in these times. Which breeds worry. Which breeds health stuff and a grumpy face. And we don't want that now, do we?!
So enough about moi. What's new on your farm?