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Oh God, How Are We Supposed to keep going?





 
Oh God, Father, Abba,

I don't get it, Dad. I don't get what you're trying to show me.
I don't understand why?
I never thought, if I followed you, that my life would be so painful and hard.
You promised me you would always be with me, you would always protect me, you would always take care of me.
You promised me I would never have to worry about anything because you would take care of everything.
So I don't get it.
What happened?
Do I not love you enough?
Am I not good enough for you?
I just don't get it any more.
Can't you see how depressed I am?
Can't you feel how sad I feel?
Can't you see how many tears I've cried?
All I ever wanted to do was to serve you, to show others the love that you have for them ... for everyone.

And yet, at every turn all I meet is a wall, a smack in the face, a harsh word, another struggle, another pain.

Where is the good?
Where are the people who love one another?
Where are you?

erin

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Posted: Oct 10 2011 06:22:11pm by Erin cochran
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Nikki Brown (@nikkibrown)
Oct 10 2011 07:14:34pm
  Oh dear Erin, I am praying for you. Just remember that God is good all the time! Even in the depths of your despair, He is there. Your blog makes me think of a song, that goes like this, "In Your ocean I'm ankle deep, I feel the waves crashing on my feet. It's like I know where I need to be, but I can't figure out just how much air I need to breathe. When Your tide washes over me there's only one way to figure out. Will You let me drown?" That is the beginning of the song.. It is called 'Something Beautiful' by NeedToBreathe. If you get a chance I hope you might listen to it. God loves you Erin. Praying for you! Nikki

Kirk m+ (@blessings2you)
Oct 10 2011 09:17:11pm
  Perhaps reading some of David's Psalms will help. He wrote Psalms that sound exactly like your blog. You are not the first who has felt this way or the last. Until the Lord returns we will have seasons of abundance and seasons of drought.
Praying for you dear friend.
B2Y

Billy Beard+ (@billyb)
Oct 11 2011 02:53:37am
  Most likely we all have those times we question things. I do. Our faith will be tried. Evil is all around us, in some form or another. We are also told that the trials and hard times make us more like our Lord Jesus, strengthens our faith. Painfully, following Him leads in the same direction He took. No path is one He has not already gone ahead of us, and overcame for us. It gets hard, we have doubts and fears, cause we are growing, and more of self has to die, that is why it seems hard, we are struggling with our carnal nature. Personally I believe that Peter and Paul had fervent love for one another, but Paul did confront him. And we know that God sure loves us, but He will chastise, and allow the fiery trials. They are for our benefit, really. I know, that seems strange, though we are not supposed to think it strange, as Peter said.

I hope you find strength, and encouragement. My attempts do the opposite it seems. Anyhow, I think the same sometimes. I don't doubt God, I doubt myself. But He knows more than I do. God give you peace and strength sis, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Trust Him.

Joyce Bethy Ferguson+ (@bethy)
Oct 11 2011 03:00:47am
  Oh Erin don't you know that God keeps all your tears in a bottle my friend, and they testify before His throne to your struggles. Don't you know that He loves you with an everlasting Love. Don't you know that on the cross he felt your despair, he heard your every cry. And don't you know that no matter how deep the valley, He is there before you, waiting to carry and restore to you your joy.

Erin you are Loved, the eyes of the God of Glory move to and fro over the earth and they see your every hurt.
I so agree with B2Y, delve into the psalms, see how you my friend are not alone in feeling lost and confused. And then see how just as the Psalmist was restore to joy and strength, so will you.

I will pray that you have the peace that passeth all understanding .

Yf..
.b.

K Reynolds+ (@kreynolds)
Oct 11 2011 04:22:10am
  Erin,

I read this last night and I have been thinking about it and praying for you all night. I am continuing to do so.

Blessings!

K :princess:

Ana Frankel (@pearl7)
Oct 11 2011 10:30:18am
  You are not alone! Thanks for sharing your heart, Erin. Here is a statement you can trust: If we have died with him, we will also live with him. If we persevere, we will also rule with him If we disown him, he will also disown us. If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. (2Timothy 2:11-13)

Alison Stewart+ (@kiwibird)
Oct 11 2011 11:59:22am
  Thank you Lord, that you have Erin and her family held securely in you hands. Lord, I come to you and ask that you release this family into a fulfilled and happy life. Lord, I ask that you deal to the job situation. Give them clear guidelines as to every move they should make. Amen

Ryan harvin (@cspan19861)
Oct 14 2011 12:24:45am
  its like you put into words everything that im feeling at this point in my life right now. i've been saved for 4 years now & its so hard for me to get myself out of bed in the morning to face another painful, agonizing day. i have problems with my manhood and never experienced the regular life of a male child growing into man. i've wanted it so bad, all my life, but some problems sprung on me as a very young child and i cant understand why God let this all happen to me. i dont understand how im suppose to just keep pushing through life w/ all my financial troubles and having to mentally deal with my physical problems. i understand your pain & it helps to know there's some1 who understands mine. Your post really helped me get through this depressing night. thank you & ill be praying for your situation.

Patricia Newton (@trician)
Oct 14 2011 07:00:39am
  Erin, One little phrase in Scripture comes to me. "..And it came to pass.." God did say He would never leave us or forsake us. that means whether we are in trouble, or in joy God does not leave us. The scripture also tells us that in this world we will have trouble, but we are to choose joy because Christ has overcome the world. I am not a pollyanna I know troubles, and depression are real. Excuse me while I testify. I know what it is to have a house foreclosed on( along with the other 8 properties we owned, and lose a beautiful home . I know what it is to be so mentally ill and depressed that it was recommended to my husband that he put me in a hospital because I was so sick I would never get well. I know the heartbreakof having a child go astray and be in trouble with the law and the sudden death of an apparently healthy husband. I could go on but will not on bad things happening. However I know the joy that those things came to pass. I thank God that He was there even when I could not feel or see Him. Keep the faith and look up. When you are weak God is strong, rely on God's Word. I will be praying for you.

Karen McCabe (@puregrace)
Oct 15 2011 09:01:11am
  Several people have written you words of comfort and I'm sure they are precious to you right now. They can offer such comfort because they have been where you are and know what you are going through. The circumstances are probably greatly different but the emotions are very much the same. Maybe the question should not so much be, "Where are You, God" but where are you, Erin? Guess what. You are right in the very center of God's heart. That's why you can't hear or feel Him. But He's there. What you are feeling is normal. God expects it. He feels the warmth of every tear you shed. He knows the agony of your spirit. He hears the questions of your mind and heart. And He absolutely adores you. He has an awesome plan for you and is preparing you. You said you desire to serve Him and to share with others how much He loves them. So He is allowing you to go through the refiner's fire so you can feel their pain and sorrow and understand their questioning and confusion - because you will have been there. And you will be able to comfort them with the comfort you received in your experience...from the God of all comfort. You are a precious treasure to God. All He wants from you right now is for you to trust Him. In your darkest hour, trust Him. Trust His timing. Trust His promises. Trust His grace. In Psalm 91:15 He promises, "I will be with him in trouble." And He will deliver you from all your troubles. If you are able to get away for a few minutes, go into your prayer closet, alone. Fall down at His feet and offer Him the sacrifice of praise. Yes, it will be a sacrifice to praise Him right now. A worthy sacrifice, for sure. Declare your love for Him and worship Him. Even when it seems He has left you, set your mind and heart to trust Him. In your spirit, feel Him as your loving Father, pulling you up in His arms and holding you. And listen. He will comfort you and let you know that everything is going to be ok. Be refreshed as you soak in His love and rest in His peace. You may not feel Him but He is there. You are of great value to Him as you go through this desert time. He will bring you through it. And you will go on...in Him.

Siew Ling Lim (@rekindling)
Nov 01 2011 07:22:29pm
  Dear Heavenly Father, Please fill Erin with joy today. Let her experience your deep and very personal unconditional love one more time. Jesus, Prince of Peace, take over her situation and lift her up to a place where she feels safe and secure in your love. Heal her broken heart and supernaturally intervene in her situation. Turn things around for her so that she may once again enjoy the abundant life you have called her into. Let her heart cry out to you daily till she finds you again, Lord. I declare that You are the Lord who is able to do immeasurably more than all Erin could ask or imagine, according to Your power that is at work within Erin. Ephesians 3:20. Thank you Lord!

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