Today my soul is weary of fighting, but I have not yet given up. The past six months have been filled with struggles and trials. However, are they not less than what I deserve? Why then should I complain and become depressed? I have succumbed more times than I like to these two sins the past few months.
However, even with all of the trials I have faced God has still given me more than I deserve. He gave me six extra months at my job after being told I was being downsized. He has given me four beautiful children who can always bring a smile to my face when I am starting to feel down. He has given me a husband who has a stable and thriving job. He has given me a sorrow for the poor choices I have made in the past and an awe for His great mercy. He has given me a despair for the results of my actions and a great hope in His Son Jesus Christ. When my sinful nature starts to turn inward, He pulls me back out by showing me someone who is struggling worse than me. How is it that He can be so merciful when we are so wicked?
I wanted to shout it to the world today. I wanted to go stand on the corner with just the Bible in my hand and tell of the glorious goodness of Jesus Christ. But you know what I did instead? I came home and I finished the dishes the girls started, I made dinner for my family, and I found out that my parents have put their home up for sale. Then I learned that we may have to put ours up for sale also. At least if I had gone out and stood on the corner with my Bible I would have been prepared for the blows. But through all of this, God has never failed to provide.
Therefore, through the trials that I am facing, I will continue to praise God. My Comforter, My Redeemer, my Rock. And, I think tomorrow, I am going to go out on that corner and open up my Bible and start telling everyone who passes of my Savior, Jesus Christ. Care to join me?
HE cares for ME!
by - Charles Spurgeon
Courtesy of Grace Gems
"Casting all your care upon Him--for He cares for you!" 1 Peter 5:7
It is a happy way of soothing sorrow, when we can feel--"HE cares for ME!" Christian! do not dishonor God, by always wearing a brow of worry! Come--cast your burden upon your God! You are staggering beneath a weight--which your Father would not feel. What seems like a crushing burden to you--would be but as small dust to Him. Nothing is so sweet as to,
"Lie passive in God's hands,
And know no will, but His."
O child of suffering--be patient! God has not overlooked you in His providence. He who is the feeder of sparrows--will also furnish you with what you need. Do not sit down in despair.
There is One who cares for you!
His all-seeing eye is fixed on you!
His all-loving heart beats with pity for your woe!
His omnipotent hand shall yet bring you the needed help!
The darkest cloud--shall scatter itself in showers of mercy.
The blackest gloom--shall give place to the morning light.
If you are one of His family--He will bind up your wounds, and heal your broken heart. Do not doubt His grace, because of your troubles--but believe that He loves you as much in seasons of distress--as in times of happiness. What a serene and quiet life might you lead--if you would leave providing--to the God of providence!
If God cares for you--why need you care also? Can you trust Him for your soul--and not for your body? He has never refused to bear your burdens--He has never fainted under their weight. Come, then, soul! Be done with fretful worry--and leave all your concerns in the hand of your gracious God!
Friday, March 27, 2009
If you happen to be in the area, I will be sharing my testimony on the 19th of April at New Hope Baptist Church in Hermitage, TN. For more details, please click here or go to the main website at www.newhopeforyou.com. Hope to see you there!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I am sorry for the silence. I have become almost overwhelmed this past month and have had to set aside my blogging for a little while. I hope to return to posting in the next little while, but it may be sporadic. Please feel free to read over my previous posts especially my testimony which was the main reason I started this blog. I will be back soon!