Kenny rogers had a song "The Gambler".
The chorus was: (and you know you wanna sing this, not just read it)
You've got to know when to hold 'em (when to hold 'em)
Know when to fold 'em (when to fold 'em)
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done
Let's be honest--
sometimes your day may just suck.
there may be things said about you in untruths,
it may look like you'll never get out of debt,
your new idea may not have worked,
your kids may be disobeying everything you say,
your marriage may still be not seeming to get better despite your efforts,
on the opposite, maybe you still haven't found the one to be your marriage partner,
your job is highly stressful,
whatever it might be-do not feel sorry for yourself.
that's important, read it again--do not feel sorry for yourself.
the moment you let yourself begin to wallow in self pity--that's the exact time that you give satan control.
i know you are thinking -how can that be?
it happens pretty easily and quickly,
because you've shifted your focus off of god.
the words in kennys' song-describe how so many think of life.
that it's a deck of cards and whatever hand we are dealt is what we get, you win with
or like forrest gump-
"My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
I know that when life presents a situation that seems impossible for my needs to be met, well, that's the perfect time for my God to work. Numbers 11:23
The said to Moses, “Is the hand (ability, power) limited (short, inadequate)? You shall see now whether My word will come to pass for you or not.”
Sometimes, I have to recite this verse out loud to remind myself that my God is able to meet and exceed all my needs.
When he asked Moses if his hand was waxed short, he was basically asking--
"Moses, you idiot, don't you remember all the miracles that I have done to set my people free?, the plagues, the manna from heaven, parting the flipping Red Sea for you ungrateful dummies (ok, maybe God didn't imply that part) - Don't you know that I, God, have no limitations?"
He was presenting a redundant question.
One that if Moses had not been feeling sorry for himself, he would never have asked.
Moses got caught up in the worries of the people and let his emotions take over.
He let go of the word of God for a moment--but that second was the juncture point and it instantly brought in fear and doubt.
Whatever your situation, make your focus God, speak and pray God's word.
God can turn ANY situation around.
He will meet ALL your needs.
Whatever it is you need, God is ABLE.
"Ace in the Hole" is a coined phrase that means;
Something that can supply a sure victory when revealed.
My friends, with God and his word, you have the "Ace in the Hole" in your pocket.
You can't win keeping it hidden--
You have to take it out of your pocket and reveal it!
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.