Today is Thursday, November 1st, 2007; Karen's Korner #1179

I don't know about your world, but it seems like my world can get sort of 'cloudy'. If it isn't my immediate family, it is people who I care about. Concerns which have crossed my path this week:  health issues for several; survival of a special newborn baby; heartache surrounding use of drugs; hospitalizations; family relationships.
According to Joel Osteen's email daily devotional from July, there are 'brigher days ahead'. Some of our unanswered questions will produce just the answer we are looking forward to; others may not turn out the way that we choose or anticipate. But left to be looked at from God's Light, there are always brighter days ahead for everything.
And there is always more we can learn about knowing God and leaning on Him:

Brighter Days Ahead

“The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day” (Proverbs 4:18, NLT).

"Are you facing a situation that seems dark today? As a believer, God promises that your path will shine brighter and brighter as you seek His Truth and righteousness in every situation. What is righteousness? Righteousness is simply being in "right standing" with God. Being in "right standing" with God is about submitting your life to Him. It's about obeying His commands and seeking His plan for your life on a daily basis. God wants to be involved in every detail of your life. It pleases Him when you come to Him. It pleases Him when you study your Bible and talk to Him in prayer. And just as the increasing light of the sun helps you see better in the natural, the increasing light of God's Word will guide you in every decision you have to make. No matter what you may be facing today, take time to ask the Lord to shine His light on your thoughts. Ask Him to confirm His plan for your today. Ask Him to shine the light of His Word in your heart so that you can clearly see the next step to take. As you continue pursing His Truth and Righteousness, you will experience more of His blessings and live the life of abundance that He has in store for you!"

God, I know that You have a wonderful plan and purpose for me. I want to be in "right standing" with You today. Show me your ways and teach me to walk righteously before you. Shine your light in my heart and give me strength and wisdom to pursue the path You have in-store for me. In Jesus' Name. Amen.