We can certainly rejoice about that we have God's word and his sure promises. Today I really felt like praying for strength. I really felt like I needed to be touched by God. I turned to Psalm 37:5-7 as it reads, ["... 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. 6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. 7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!...] I think in time of trouble or disconcerting times, when we tell our God our troubles and tell him about our situation, it makes all the difference in the world. It makes all the difference to face our trouble with our God on our side. Satan has a lot of authority to foil our plans daily if we don't have a daily dialogue with the Lord. So it pays to set as early as possible to commit our way to the Lord and he can make our day bright again. He tells us to be still berfore him and wait patiently for him. Fretting avails nothing and just a waste of time and enegy. So our focus should not be on others and what they do good or bad but on the Lord. Sometime when the mill is not grinding corn or wheat or the vinepress is empty, is because we forget that the Lord is our freind and he really cares about us. So the Lord can bring abundance back again and bring joy to our heart. But we have to lift our soul to the Lord and greet him with our praise and prayers. And like we've said, the Lord does not shy away from our problems and he really wants to help us. So how can we know is the Lord is faithful if we really don't call on his on a daily basis. The Lord is nigh to those who put their trust on him. We should make it a point to tell all our fears and worries and apprehensions to the ruler of the universe. May you be blessed. Amen. thbg
Thank you 'perspective' for you comment and amen and your bible reference. I really appreciate when someone open the bible for me and show me a reference to something that is pertaining. I really like giving, but when I learn something new about God's word, it all the more wonderful. Thank you for you kind amen reference. May you be blessed. Amen.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. I have certainly had my fair share of battles in life, and I have failed a bizillion times, but the word endurance keeps stuck in my mind, and obdience written in my heart. Don't ever give up, when you mess it all up, confess your sins, accept His forgiveness, and continue to do all that God has created in you. You're not a hypocrite. Men and women of integrity admit fault, but they don't let that keep them from reaching their full potential in Christ. Thanks again for sharing, may God bless you with overflowing peace, joy, and strength.
Thank you 'matthewedmunds' for you kind counsel and encouragement. It really helps me to tell the Lord how really weak I am really. Paul said that he took no boast but on his weaknesses. I can relate to that. Today I said to myself, I am weak because I feel weak in myself. And I feel strength and comfort to see that I am weak and not as strong as I thought I was, and that what making me weak- the misconception of how I really am. But now I feel the strength coming to know that I will not ask of myself only what is humanly possible.
And perhaps in that tangent realize that others have weaknesses too and perhap we expect to much of each other at times and want each other to be perfect in trying times. I like that bumper sticker that I hear says, " I ain't perfect, just forgiven..." And it give me peace to know that my God know that I am just like grass or vapor and now know that he can deal with me gently because I am just human. May you be blessed and thanks again for you comment and counsel. Amen.