This seems impossible for me
I don’t know how it’s gonna be with me
Lately it’s hard to keep
From struggling from within
I try to hold on
Keep my knees from giving in
And You know it gets confusing
When fear starts knocking on my door
And You know I’m scared of losing
There is war within my soul
Coz You are the giver of all good things
You are my Father, the King of kings
And it’s foolishness I know
Why so downcast oh my soul?
I will put my Hope in You
Even if I can’t see
Hold me fast
HOld me still
Hold me steady
All my hopes and dreams
Just seem so far away
Maybe just maybe
I’ve been wanting my own way
I’ve been so so scared of
Being wrong about all this
But the truth is
I don’t’ really know any better anyway
And You know it gets frustratin
I know only You can make me whole
And I’m tired of even trying
I surrender all control
This seems impossible for me
The strength of patience hangs on our capacity to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our delays and detours.— ~ John Piper
Let faith arise
I lift my hands to believe again
You are my refuge, You are my strength
As I pour out my heart
These things, I remember
You are faithful, God, forever
2 Corinthians 3:4,5
Such confidence we have through Christ before God. 5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
what if you have faith in heart but have doubt in mind? Don’t worry, fix your eyes on Jesus because He IS the founder and perfecter of your faith (Hebrews 12:2) wow! Gracious God!
Jesus said, “Let us go over to the other side.” (Mark 4:35)
He said “Let us” not only Peter and John. He said, “Let us” and not only I will get through.
The other thing is that He said, we will “go over to the other side” not “go under”. I know it’s simple semantics but listening to the statement and directives of Christ can mean life and death.
When the storm hits, remember the last thing He told you… AND HOLD ON TO IT!
He later asks where is your faith? Our faith can begin to get anchored on many other foundations – career, friendships, family, ministry, bank account, portfolio, business… you name it.
All other foundations are faulty. Jesus is the only SURE FOUNDATION.
an insightful British commentator Alfred Plummer summarized 1 Corin13:7 well when he wrote:
“When love has no evidence, it believes in the best, when the evidence is adverse, it hopes for the best, and when hopes are repeatedly disappointed, it still courageously waits.”
a new place to sow, grow and reap (Atalyer)
Proverbs 10:22(KJV)The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
My Osteoporosis song! Dry Bones!
Living King, live in me
Let my heart know
Rushing wind, move within
Speak to these dry bones, dry bones
Dry bones, dance
Dry bones, sing
Dry bones, stand up and get up and live
Dry bones, run
Dry bones, rise
Dry bones, stand up and come back to life
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb,sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Your sweet Words will heal every bones in me. :)
Have you ever been in a situation when you were asked to do something without asking why?
One of the most difficult questions to answer in Christian life is when, “What do we expect to do?” When we don’t know what we are going to do.
Right now, I’m in the midst of big decision making. And right now, And I think I’m going to have a hard time making this decision. It’s time to identify what my job, career and calling really are.
The only thing I know is that God knows what He is doing.
I keep examining my attitude towards God to see if I am really willing to “obey and trust” Him in every area of my life, putting my faith in Him entirely. It is this attitude that challenges me and keeps me in constant wonder, because I don’t know what God is going to do next.
I’m sure for the next couple of days, every morning as you wake, there is a new opportunity to “…go worry about your life…nor about the body…” (Luke 12:22). In other words, we shouldn’t worry about the things that concerned us before we put our trust and obedience to God. (Easier said than done. I’m also preaching to myself in this area.)
Have you been asking God what He is going to do? What if He doesn’t tell you? I think most of the time that’s the question we find ourselves trying to answer. God does not tell us what He is going to do-He reveals to us His character. Who He is. Do You believe in a miracle working God, will you completely trust and obey in complete surrender until you are not surprised by anything He does?
Let’s believe that God is the same God whom we know Him to be when we are nearest to Him. Then difficult as it may seem, think how unnecessary and disrespectful worry is! Let the attitude of our heart be a continual willingness to trust and obey Him. Total dependence upon God no matter what.
We have to be willing to let go of our strengths, abilities, achievements or experiences until we come to the point in our faith where there is nothing between ourselves and God.