Thursday, January 15, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Have you ever anticipated something, only to be disappointed? I mean, like you were looking forward to something, but it never came to pass? That's me!
Somewhere when I was a child, I determined in my mind that crying was associated with weakness. I HATED when I would get spankings and I would have that uncontrolled twitching neck (you know the one that made your head turn to the side). I just hated that!!!
As an adult, I still find it hard to just let things go. I mean it's just tears right? Just an outlet for pain (or joy). But to actually let it go (especially in front of people) is soooo hard for me.
Let me just say, the one exception to this "motto" in life I have, is that I am the biggest baby there is when it comes to God. I am a weeper, and maybe He intended for it to be that way.
The one thing I am most grateful for is God! He can take all my pain, heartache and the grief I feel, away, and leave me feeling renewed. I'm so grateful that I can find peace in an altar by giving my hurts to Jesus, and walking away knowing God will take care of me.
Of course grief always has it's way of affecting you, but it is such a comfort knowing I have God Almighty to lean on in my times of weakness.
He is my strength! (2 Corinthians 12:9, "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness."
I testified a couple of weeks ago. LOL, and of course I cried (I'm such a baby), about how in the middle of our circumstances we don't always see how God is working for our benefit, and how we may not understand what is going on, but that no matter the outcome God knows best!
...what's best for us.
...that He will never give us more than we can bear.
So if you are suffering in silence, and you do not know My God, let me introduce you to Him. Even if you know Him, and need a few words of encouragement read on.
...is a beacon of light when you are lost!
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" Psalm 119:105
...is peace you never knew!
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
...is the lifter of your head.
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. Psalm 3:3
...is the healer of your body.
And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. Mark 5:34
1And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
13Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
To sum it all up, I know that God's hand is on my life, and He has ordered my steps according to His purpose. He chose me to serve Him, and what a privilege that is!