Thursdays have found me in much need of prayer. At the moment I think I am suffering from the pride of life. I was going to blame the teacher and the family member. Then I started to ask myself why was I feeling so hurt? Was I hurt because I may be being “dismissed or insulted”?
Did not Jesus endure so much more? So why am I at the point of tears and/or retaliation?
Another hurdle to overcome…
Oh Father, please help!
I am revisiting the idea that God will help us! No matter what the circumstance, no matter how difficult or impossible the situation– ask God for help. He will help us. He will either change us so that we can endure the situation or change the situation. Hold on yet again! Help is on the way!
I have come up with a new term– scripture soothers. Read on for scriptures that will soothe your soul (emotions) as you wait for God to help you!
Psalm 121:1 — I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
Psalm 124:8 — Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 40:17 –But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
See previous post on this topic https://presentufaultless.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/hold-on-help-i…the-way-part-3/
I have had many times when Jesus had to take me out
of the murky waters of sin.
It is so refreshing to my spirit man to be in right fellowship with God. He is so gracious to give me yet another opportunity to get my life and actions right in His sight!
I feel refreshed when I know I’ve been delivered from sin!
How do you feel?
I frequently speak to family and friends about getting delivered from a bad habit or negative way of thinking. I said this recently to a family member and she said, “You oughta stop saying you need to be delivered. Just be stable for a while.”
My justification was that I feel stable but that I need to keep asking for God’s help to stay stable.
At first, she made feel self-conscious for admitting that I frequently ask God for help. And then hours after the conversation was over, I began to wonder if I was asking God for too much of His help.
God brought to mind that it was okay to ask for deliverance. Plus, God brought to my mind that deliverance was like lumps in a cake.
A cake may turn out okay with lumps in it; but it’s much better if you first get all the lumps out before you bake that cake.
We too, can have salvation but our life and our witness will be so much better if we get the lumps out.
So no matter if your lump is: a bad attitude, having difficulty getting along with others, lying, cheating, or whatever, ask for deliverance.
We all need to rid ourselves of a few lumps! Share which lump He got out you!
Is there some trial, temptation, or weight that you can’t shake off?
Do you have a problem that you know you can not fix? You give it to God for 10 minutes. Then, you pick it back up again: you find yourself worrying about the problem or you find yourself trying to devise ways to fix the problem.) Many of us are right there with you in the same vicious cycle. 😦
Finances or what appears to be the lack thereof, trips me up all too often.
I took the matter to the Father again. He encouraged me and I now encourage you.
1. Remember, God loves us no matter where we’ve been or what we’ve done.
2. He wants the best for you.
3. If you are waiting for deliverance from a habit or for some circumstance to be resolved: do what you know is right to do.
4. Then rest. If you do not see your way out of it today, then today is not your day to come out. For when it is your day to come out: God will be the way out , God will let you see the way out, and you will come out.
Keep praying unto the Lord about the matter. One day you’ll be praying a prayer of thanksgiving instead of one of request!
Hold on help is on the way!
The Lord is our shepherd, we shall not lack any good thing.
(My paraphrase of Psalm 23:1)
See Parts 1 and 2 in the October 2009 blog list.
Last week I talked of needing God to help me get through life. He did. He helped me to see my need to trust Him more. I often talk of trusting God, yet when the situation gets rough, I waver. I start thinking, “Where is God? Doesn’t He see what happening to me? I know He loves me, so why is He allowing me to suffer?” And when the situation gets REALLY rough tears and more anxiety follow.
God is showing me, all the more, that these questions are stemming from my soul, the seat of my emotions. God is also showing me that my soul is not to dominate my existence. God wants my spirit (spirit man) to be stronger than my soul.
Plus, I must, I must learn to have godly waiting habits. I can not pout, complain, worry, fret, or practice envy while waiting for my circumstances to change. None of these habits bring Him any honor. I want what God wants. So, to the praying saints, please pray and agree with me that I have crossed the line into spiritual maturity. May surviving these last days be the signal that I have and will for the remainder of my days wholly walk after the Spirit and not the flesh.
Feeling like I’ve progressed in my Christian walk brought back pieces of a song entitled, Brand New Life to my mind.
I moved from my old house
I moved from my old friends
I moved from my old way of strife
Thank God I moved out to a brand new life
He changed my old way with words
He changed my old leveled mind
He changed my heart and gave me a new start
Thank God I moved out to a brand new life
(Note: This song is usually sung in terms of going from a non-believer to a born-again Christian. Today I am getting joy in it because I feel like I’ve just gotten an upgrade. (You know how you feel when you move from the small house to the bigger house with amenities. 🙂
The full words to the song Brand New Life can be found at http://www.music-lyrics-gospel.com/gospel_music_lyrics/brand_new_life_16034.asp
I Peter 4:2 “That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.”
This post is for us. Often in “church circles” the preacher will say “we” when he or she is really talking to the audience and not necessarily applying the comment being made to him or herself.
Today I am posting this for us and I really mean us. I needed to encourage myself in the Lord. And I am sure that there are many others out there right now who also need to trust in God’s help and concern for us.
I wanted to reach so many with this encouraging thought. So I am even venturing to put this scripture in Spanish as well as English.
Hold on help is on the way!
Psalm 121: 1-2 (KJV)
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
¡La ayuda está en la manera!
Salmos 121 NVI
1 A las montañas levanto mis ojos;
¿de dónde ha de venir mi ayuda?
2 Mi ayuda proviene del Señor,
creador del cielo y de la tierra.
(Spanish scripture is taken from http://www.biblica.com/bible/verse/index.php?q=psalm+121&nvi=yes&submit=Lookup
Pssst…To all the Spanish speakers out there, do you believe the above link is to a good Spanish bible website ? 🙂