This was Thursday's timely and encouraging thought for the day, as i am feeling quite discouraged at the moment. I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and handed himself over for me.—Gal. 2:20.
How can we counteract feelings of discouragement? One of the most powerful ways to do so is to meditate on the ransom. That is what the apostle Paul did. He knew how he felt at times—miserable. Rom. 7:24Miserable man that I am! Who will rescue me from the body undergoing this death?
But he also knew that Christ died, not for perfect people, but for sinners. Paul recognized that the ransom applied to him personally. That same viewpoint—seeing the ransom as a personal gift from Jehovah—can help you tremendously. This does not mean that discouragement will instantly vanish. To an extent, some of us may have to battle this subtle attack until the new world. But remember: The prize will go to those who do not give up. We are ever closer to the glorious day when God’s Kingdom will establish peace and restore all faithful humans to perfection. Be determined to enter into that Kingdom—even if through many tribulations.
I was only able to listen in to the first half hour of the meeting - then it cut out - and i could not get the link back.
Made a painful start to my shoulder physio... the Captain has to help me - so i hope we can remember how to do the new exercises - felt sick with the pain afterwards - but it did go quite quickly,
Heard from the other Maggie - she and Dave hope to be in the uk in may. and had long talks with Christine,and Rosemary (sisters), and with Lilian, who is so happy now her op is done and she can see again.