In God we trust

These few days I had been challenged to think about where I really put my trust. Struggling with some uni work meant that I could really do with some help, I was entitled to it, it was my right! Yet it wasn’t happening, which lead me to frustration and complaining. Then the Lord reminded me of a couple of verses in my very moment of despair: 

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” – Psalm.20:7

Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
    whose hope is in the Lord their God.

He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
    the sea, and everything in them –
    he remains faithful for ever.” – Psalm.146:5-6

It was really comforting to remember that my Heavenly Father has the whole world in His hands, and His help is way better than any earthly hands can offer. That’s enough for me. 

A friend of mine also reminded me of this famous quote – “In God we trust.”

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Spring

I don’t think I have ever looked forward to spring like this year before. And now that it has arrived, I am absolutely loving the re-birth, creation coming to life again after a dark, dormant winter. I’m loving the fact that I wake up to see the sun shining through my window.

There is something about spring that raises my fascination of God’s glory and majesty. Somehow it gives me a small taster of Genesis and just makes me feel like I just want to praise Him for who He is.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” – Ecclesiastes.3:11

Grace

Grace and mercyShe was bathed in the stench of ungodliness, she can hardly stand herself. She wondered where things went wrong, but she couldn’t trace their roots. Yet it was there all along creeping and growing with every inch of height she gained.

He saw her first cry, so beautiful and tender in her mother’s arms. Yes, He was the type of King who engaged with His people; from the poor old woman down the road to the rich business man on the high street. From the day she was born, He saw the troubles this girl would face, so He made a plan, for His land was governed by truth and justice. His only Son to take her punishment that she may be freed from those heavy chains she carried around.

Soon she was invited for a visit to the King’s court and was told to come through the front door and that there will be One who will lead her on. She didn’t feel good enough or worthy to enter that way, clearly that’s only for those who are up there, princes and princesses not for a muddy, poor criminal like her. She wasn’t even sure why she should be there, it was not where she belongs. Thus she decided to enter through a lesser gate and asked the guard there if she could go in. He replied, “Sorry Miss but this is not the way to see the King, go through the front door, He is expecting you there.” The girl stepped her foot on the door step and started marching across the shiny, whistle clean aisle. She approached the King on the throne, with the One who loved her by her side. The King couldn’t help but look at her with compassion and mercy. If His Son thought she was worth dying for, she was precious indeed (though at the moment she may not look like it). He rebuked her for insulting Him, as she attempted to evade the invitation by trying to enter through the side door. She thought she was not worth the honour and the truth is- she wasn’t, but there is something called Grace! What mercy? What love?!

“14 Therefore, since we have a great High Priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet He did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” – Hebrew.4:14-16