“When your prayers seem to be delayed, don’t think they are denied. Just keep praying” – Tovares Grey
Are you worried? Anxious? Finding it hard to trust God? Have a read through the following post ‘Keep Calm’. Really recommend it 🙂
” We all trust Him, but we must know that praying and worrying contradict one another. If you pray, don’t worry. But if you worry, don’t pray. You cannot say “God, You are able” and then say “God, I doubt you will do this for me”. Choose to trust Him.” – Tovares Grey
I was a sinner destined to die
Given to the hands of the oppressor
Left alone to tear me apart
I tell you it wasn’t easy
With no one there to comfort
Running here and there
But all I found was an empty well
Loneliness was my favourite word
And tears my good old friend
I didn’t have the answers to my hurt
Though I searched everywhere
I didn’t know Him
I have only heard His name
But He called me in my youth
And told me “you are Mine”
Who is this Man who would want me?
What am I worth to Him that He would love me?
Does He know who I really am or what I’m looking for?
But He had this radiant light
That was brighter than the sun
Irresistible were His words
And kept leaping in my heart
I didn’t understand what it was
But I desired what He had
Perhaps it’s the thing I was searching all around
Something pure something of beauty
Something to hope for and to be free
I was the youngest amongst many
But God didn’t care He still wants me
I stood to respond to the call that was made
And this was the day that I got saved
Oh the joy that filled my heart
Oh the burdens that became light
He has washed me and cleansed me white
By His blood I am His and He is mine
Now I can walk this path
With Him by my side
Oh what a happy day
I am the daughter of the Light!
Why is it so hard to let God be God? Why do we try to take His place?
Why do we not trust Him with our lives, even though He’s shown Himself faithful again and again?
Why do we kind of push Him off the driving seat and try to take control of the steering wheel of our lives when we know well enough that we are not good enough to do anything about it?
It’s amazing how we entrust ourselves to public transport drivers and rest fully assured that they know what they are doing. We don’t sit on the front and try to watch everything they do in order to check every detail of their move and see if they are doing it right, we just sit on the back relax and enjoy the view through the windows. Even the bumpy roads don’t scare us off! We trust them, and inside we have this confidence that “they know what they are doing, and these bumpy roads are nothing to them.” But with God I don’t always see that in my life. I try to take charge of it all, figure out what’s the best way to solve this? But this usually doesn’t help me, as His word says, “Be still and know that I am God” – Psalm.46:10, I better just be still and fully believe that He is God and He knows how to drive my life through this bumpy road of life.
Its best for me if I come before Him, that I place my burden under His cross and leave it there. Because often I am tempted to pick it back up again and place it on my shoulder. E.g. I pray about something and then the next minute I am getting so worried about it again. But why do I find it hard to trust God even after I have seen all the good things He has done for me?
Lack of faith! 😦 May God help me!
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Lord my heart is failing me
And all my flesh is wasting away
As I look to the threats of the oppressor
And gaze upon their schemes of murder
They plan evil day and night
They seek to find faults in my life
They stretch their ropes wide to trip me
And chains of guilt to hold me back
God would You not intervene
Would You not heal?
Are You not the defender of the weak
And Father of the meek?
Doesn’t Your word say,
You’re “the King of glory in their midst
And a wall of fire all around”?
Hear Oh God
Hear the cry of my heart
Never let go, lest I die of my fright
You are my ONLY hope, You are my might
A just God, who is leading my fight
Heal me oh God
Heal me by Your strips
That You took for me and many
On Calvary’s cross
Bind my aching heart and troubled soul
Let Your peace that surpasses all understanding
Guard my heart and soul
Until You come and we hear victory’s shout
Let our hearts stay strong in You our good God!
Recently I have been feeling quite tired and weak, a very wrong time to be like this in my view as exams approach. But you know what, God is faithful and what ever we see as something wrong He turns it for our good. Today I was feeling weak and inadequate to deal with the exams, so I just decided to get up from my chair, lift my hands towards heaven and pray.
As I faced towards the window and lifted my hands and said, “Father,…” I looked and there was a rainbow in the sky! It didn’t rain today, it was just cloudy/ sunny. Good old British weather. Then immediately a verse came to me…
“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.” – Isaiah.54:10
Waw! I was just stood there, amazed praising God. He is faithful and He keeps His covenant. “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians.1:6
GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!!!
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” – Romans.8:28
When things seemed to cripple and all hope was gone
When I felt weak & wondered if God actually heard me at all
Then He showed up in an amazing way
Way that I didn’t anticipate and brightened my day
How many times have I failed Him?
How many times have I lost faith?
Yet HE stayed by my side even in the darkness
He changed my situation with a flick of His fingers
Who can understand His ways?
Who can comprehend how He works?
His ways are higher than ours
And His thoughts deeper than our thoughts
To give us a future and a hope
Even though I cannot see what’s ahead I will trust Him
Because He has proved Himself faithful to those who wait for Him
His love will guide me and lead me in the right path
Though heaven and earth move His promises will last!
Please have a read through this, great teaching!
This morning while I was waking up, this picture came in my head… Salt sprinkled on food. Its amazing how just a tiny bit of salt makes such a difference to a massive cooked meal. The food in itself may taste awful or just tasteless on its own, but when we add salt, it brings out the real flavor of the food. One can argue that its the salt that’s nice and another may say well its the food that’s nice, but actually they both work in complementary. See they both don’t taste that good on their own, but when you combine them, then you get something really nice!
In the same way, in the sea of problems in life, remembering and meditating on God’s goodness brings out the real taste of life to us. Problems on their own are not great; and when all is going so well, our mind calls for a challenge. Don’t resent the problems of life, just simply sprinkle it with the salt of meditating on God’s goodness and it won’t knock you down. I remember one preacher talking about the flower Rose. “How it has beautiful petals and thorny stem, yet we don’t hate it because of the thorns, but still adore it as the queen of all flowers!”
Also a friend of mine shared the story below on her Facebook status recently and it really spoke to me…
Me: Promise You won’t get mad
God: I promise
Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do u mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late
Me: My car took forever to start
Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait
Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call
God: All rightMe: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one
of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through thatMe (humbled): OH
GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.
God: Your phone went dead bcuz the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see God
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I’m Sorry God
God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to Trust Me…. in All things , the Good & the bad.
Me: I will trust You.
God: And don’t doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.
Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today.
God: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children…
Often, present situations
Blind me of God’s goodness
Its amazing how I quickly forget
And in the deep seas of my problems I drown
Often I shut myself of the needy
Trying to pretend I didn’t see
Their hurt and pain
That ring over me
Let me not wonder why?
Let me ask how should I
Face this, with God by my side
For He never ever leaves the meek
He sees the whole of eternity
In one blink!
There wasn’t a day
That I have passed by
On my own by my might
He was there,
Even when I couldn’t see
His Hands guiding and protecting me
So my soul trust Him
With all that you have
Believing He is able and He can
Let no other voices tell you otherwise!
This song says it really well, that God is ALWAYS FAITHFUL! So let us trust Him with all our hearts, He knows what He is doing, we don’t! We see the present, but He sees the whole of eternity in one blink!