16 Your words were found, and I ate them, and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts. (NKJV)
Words. The words we choose, and they are our choice, maintain peace or cause friction. Maybe the day becomes filled with underlying tension, even anger. God’s words are the good food for our digestion. The house that has become your home is no longer the oasis from the outside world it used to be. Peace has not always reigned. Yes, there have been those times of division. But now that you have become a caregiver a whole new dynamic has entered the atmosphere. It is not what you had planned. You miss that quiet you enjoyed so much.
The peaceful moments need to be reinvented to include the new members who are now under your care. There is no other source to go to than God for the words to get you through each day. Perhaps get you through the next five minutes. The verses you have learned are the arsenal you have stored up. They are used as a shield against some conflicting messages of who is now the decision maker. Remember two heads of a household now need to be one; one ultimate decision maker. Recall them to quiet your thoughts. They are the joy and rejoicing of your heart.
Lord Jesus, thank You for being the Word of God. By salvation I will remember that I am called by the name of the Lord God of hosts. No other name can give me that power I need to get through the challenges I face. May Your verses resonate for they are my sustenance today. Thank you for the treasure chest I have stored for this very purpose. But I ask You for help to draw them from my heart to my mind at the moments when I need them. By Your grace I trust You will be my voice. In your name, Jesus, I pray, amen.