Therefore humble yourselves
under the mighty hand of God,
that He may exalt you at the
casting all your anxiety on
Him, because He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7 NASB
demands of this day threaten to overwhelm you?
Yes Lord...today overwhelmed her. However, it would appear that You have been preparing her for this present 'stike' from the enemy .....so...I will remind her to be thankful...
If so, you must rely not
only upon your own resources but also upon the promises of your Father in
Your promises ARE exactly WHAT I relied upon several years ago when it seemed that ALL hope was lost. Your promises are STILL what I call upon -- Your intention for me is Good...not evil. So, therefore, I will remind her over and over within the next few days.... that... Suffering because of the actions of another ....is just that....the actions of another ...NOT YOU God... YOU are fighting for her...and me too! -
God is a never-ending source of support and courage for those
of us who call upon Him.
You are a never ending source...You placed the stars, I know that I know - You have not allowed this present situation to just appear and fall upon her... YOU allowed it to come...as Your Glory will be given because of it.
You won't be mocked.
You will win.
Justice will come...redemption. A soul is so very hurt, wounded, and confused -- I will try and help her to see 'it' through Your eyes this eve... and I pray she will allow YOUR courage to strengthen her ...and the courage of another, I believe is YOUR duty God to fight for her. I am reminded of that for myself too --
When we are weary, He gives us strength.
I am not so weary as just TIRED of off of this....
I believe she is just so tired of this too.
She needs to see closure.
I need to see some closure.
Oh Lord, I want Your glory to be revealed. I want to see Your glory revealed with her life too.
There are too many young Christians and ones being destroyed by this 'so called' Christian behavior ......remove the enemy from this situation, I pray....
see no hope, God reminds us of His promises.
I won't be discouraged. I see HOPE. The attack is just another way to try and stop YOUR work. She won't be defeated. She will win.
When we grieve, God wipes
away our tears. God will hold your hand and walk with you every
day of your life if you let Him.
I grieved for some time, I have laid it on the alter...I have gone to You Lord over and over to make sure that I have forgiven...and walking in that forgiveness takes time. I know. This is not the first time that I have had to forgive someone that I held dear to my heart. This is not the first time I have had to remind myself over and over.... that the person I am seeing right now....is not the one I knew before. The enemy is a liar....
Lord, I pray for her...I pray she will see and understand that THIS life is temporary and that, this is just something that will pass, and that as long as she forgives...God will honor that and the Holy Spirit will help her walk in that forgiveness.
Personally, Lord, I am tired of the references to_______________ and that _________________. I am tired of the constant barrage of pity.... in Jesus name...I place all that I do and say before You Lord, and IN Jesus name...as my Pastor stated yesterday, I forgive...and won't fight back... as Jesus did it already!
God won. God, You won't be mocked ...and You are big enough to fight the battles. I believe that this evening, Lord, I pray she will. I pray she will believe that - YOU are fighting for her. I pray she will be reminded that - in this time of war - it only took one stone to take down the giant...one. God wins. I pray she will begin to trust in each and every moment that You are indeed in control Lord, I pray she will lay it at Your feet.
So even if your circumstances
are difficult, trust the Father.
I trust You God. I am standing in the gap for her. She will trust You.
His love is eternal, and His
goodness endures forever.
Believing in You Lord, thank you for the Daily New Life Devotional today Lord, I pray It spoke volumes to anonymous - it did to me. Amen
Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.
I do understand what it feels like to lay down on my pillow and clutch my bible and just want the pain to end.
I do understand God's timing is not my time.
I do understand that each person and every person hurting can be comforted by Him - if they will let it happen.
And I do understand that we can't DEMAND God to hurry up. Now, Our heads and heart can scream for that - it is all right to ask God to hurry...but add the words, "in Your will be done". We must yield to our Sovereign Lord and trust Him.
I shared this with a sweet woman yesterday -- God waited on me for 30 some years before I really felt I needed Him or that I could Trust Him. And then God waited another 5-9 years before I actually could say I loved Him...and then it took another few years to understand the fact that no matter what ...GOD was going to meet every need, provide for me, and love me unconditionally. When I truly accepted that and realized I could LOSE everything and still be Ok...in HIM...THEN, I could begin to heal and then I could begin to live in Him with such a peace.
Unfortunately, we still have to live on this Earth and deal with the consequences of our actions...which is hard...but that is when we grab the hand of a sister in Christ or our Pastor and seek a body of believers to remind us.....HE is able and HE is going to win.
I am praying RIGHT now for some women I know who are waiting on God and it hurts...it hurts cause they have been rejected by people and/or husbands that are choosing sin rather than choosing a life with them.
I am praying RIGHT now for a young woman that needs to completely surrender her life to Him and allow Him to make her paths straight but she seems to think the world's way is better.
I am praying.....
I bet - you -- who is reading this right now can relate and add to this blog...because You are praying for another.
Don't hit the snooze and miss an opportunity to speak life into another or to just be there to comfort one as they hurt...But also...don't expect a quick fix...be willing to lovingly share with that one...that the obedience in waiting will bring a reward.
God answers. God wins. Don't limit your prayers. Believe.