A friend recently told me that she was so encouraged when she heard a recent broadcast of mine when I said something like…
Maybe with all the difficult things going on in the world you’re having a bit of a hard time getting motivated in your home. I want to encourage you today about how helpful it is to keep moving forward especially during these difficult days.
If we can’t have the confidence that home will be a place of comfort, where will we go?
Make home the best place to be. Create a warmth that draws your family back.
Plan for game night with popcorn and hot chocolate.
Keep the house tidied up so it feels welcoming.
Decorate for the upcoming season.
Light a new, fresh candle.
Make comfy places for people to sit and read.
Maybe this is the time to change the furniture around for a fresh look in your living room?
Home is a gift, and the woman is the one who sets the tone.
We can wonder during these difficult days if we’re being frivolous to decorate our homes for fall, plan a delicious meal with friends, or take our kids to the pumpkin farm. When there are some people who are hurting so deeply, are we being uncaring?
No. Not if we’re still mindful of those needs and aware of the One Who can intervene. We can represent the hope of Christ as we gather as a family and have friends in. Remind them of the truth that He is the light in our dark world. He is the giver of eternal life. He is the anchor in our storm. He will make all wrongs right one day.
Gather together and pray for those suffering. Lift their names before the Lord. It’s in that place that we can make a difference. It’s at the Throne of grace that we can help bear their burden.
Why not also find a way you could comfort someone you know? Could you take a meal? Send a card? Make a pie? Call to pray with them?
Your family also needs the comfort of home when things are hard. So take the time to ~
- Decorate your porch
- Hang a pretty fall wreath
- Gather Dried flowers or branches and fill a vase or urn
- Light a bonfire
- Buy a few pumpkins and fill a basket
- Make your house smell amazing with simmering scents of potpourri.
- Light your candles every day.
- Turn on the patio lights
- Put warm blankets on the back porch for the fall evenings
I Peter 3:12 “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer.
My heart is truly heavy for so many today. If you’re one who has shared a difficulty, please know that I am praying for you. God has not forsaken you. He loves you. Spurgeon said, “When you can’t see God’s hand, trust His heart. He has not forsaken you, friend.
The Lord is good; a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him. Nahum 1:7
If I can pray for you, please leave a comment or email me at the email address you’ll find on my contact page. I would love to help bear your burden.
Because Jesus lives,