Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jesus Is With Us

At times I wonder why things happen.  You know....why we have the problems we have.  This morning when I awoke into the same problem I was having when I went to sleep I thought ....why?  Why Lord won't this issue just go away....why don't You just make it stop?  After about an hour I turned on some music....hoping for something slow and worshipful....and they were singing a fast song.  The first few seconds I didn't pay much attention to the words but then...."But GOD"....then I heard it.  Did you notice those two important words I threw in?  "But GOD!"  The words of the chorus are....

Jesus is with me when the storm clouds gather
He's standing by my side when I hear the thunder roll
He holds my hand when I began to tremble
When the winds of this world are blowing strong

There you have it.  Jesus is with me....Jesus is with you....when the thunder starts rolling in our life!  Things may be going might not know if you are going to get to the other side of the problem your facing....and you don't know why God just doesn't make it stop!  I don't know either but there is one thing I do know....

JESUS is with me!  As bad as it can get at times in our life....JESUS is with us and He's got us....holding us....telling us....Don't worry, I've got you!  When satan is throwing one of your biggest fears at you JESUS is saying....I've got you....hold on to my hand....I've got don't need to be afraid....I've got in Me because whatever happens....I've got you!

Isaiah 41:10

 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
    Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
    I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

When I went to look up a scripture for this post this was not the one I had in mind....but guess what....this is the scripture GOD wanted here.  Isaiah 41:10 is the scripture of the day on my Bible app....the first one I read this morning.  Do you think GOD is speaking this morning?  I know for me He is and I believe that for some of you....He is as well.

"until we see JESUS....face to face"

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Psalm 62:5

Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
    for my hope is in him.

Psalm 62:8
O my people, trust in him at all times.
    Pour out your heart to him,
    for God is our refuge.

Tonight I am reading in the Psalms and somehow it just makes me feel better.  There is just something about the many songs....the prayers....that when I read them they just kind of burrow themselves down deep inside of me and speak to the things that need spoken too.  Spoken too by a God that loves....that cares....about all the sick and broken places.  These two verses just serve as a reminder that there is always hope and that all we need to do is trust in the God who sent His son Jesus to die for us.  To take upon Himself everything that I need to give day to day struggles....anything and everything in my life.  Verse 8 tells us to pour out our heart to Him....why don't I do that more....why don't we do that more?!  I must Trust Him because He is my calmness on a rough and rolling sea!  Jesus is all of this for all of us....and much more!  This is all very personnel for me tonight because I need to remember that Jesus is hope....He is my refuge....He does hold me securely in His strong right hand....He does hide me in the shadow of His wings.  When that wave of fear comes in....crashes over you....starts pulling you under just remember....the Lord has got you and He won't let you go!  

"until we see JESUS....face to face"