Just thinking tonight...
Sometimes things happen that we just don't understand. In our mind there is just no reason why. We try to think "well maybe God is doing this" or "maybe He is asking this" or "something I have done has caused this"; but I feel like sometimes spending too much time on the why can be a stumbling block. It's trying to find comfort in something other than the Lord. We can get lost in all the why's and why not's and lose sight of the who can and the who is... I don't know why some go through loss; but I know the comforter. I don't understand mean people; but I do know the deliverer of the righteous. I don't fully enjoy the process of laying down self (yet); but I do know that those that endure shall remain. So in looking at my life and those around me I am trying to climb out of the pit of the why's that have no answers; and plant my feet on the rock that will stand.
[Side Note: Tonight we had a good service talking about being thankful and then went into bitterness...I just had a thought that the path of why's can lead you into the pit of bitterness. You can end up there and not even realize that you are headed that way because in some ways you have a "right" to be upset; and to question some things. Huuummmmm...I think the Lord's letting me see my path. Ouch!! If you spend too long on the path of why's you can end up in the pit of bitterness; and that is a looonnng walk back to the road of forgiveness and the way of freedom. Have to stop why in it's tracks!!]
Take it in stride...one at a time; and instead of spending so much time worrying about the process start praying for the grace to go through it.
Lord give us all the grace, that when we are confronted with our chance to give in and give up on you; help us to fight. Cause that spirit that is within us to rise up and rebuke doubt, and fear; and worry. Those things cause us to lose our joy and without joy we are then in danger of losing our hope. That hope that lies deep within us. That hope that is renewed day by day by the feeding of God's word; and by walking in His spirit.
So many scriptures going through my head...action scriptures...
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, where unto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
1 Timothy 6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
Hebrews 6:19 Which [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is] faithful that promised;)
GRAB AHOLD of these verses and DON'T LET THEM GO!!!!! Memorize them!!! I am writing them down for myself. When doubt arises or fear or the flesh shoot it down with some of these!!! We do NOT have to live in defeat!! It is up to us to pick up our weapons and fight. We can have our guns and we can have our bullets; but if we never take the time to put the bullets INTO the gun we are still defenseless. Kinda like dying of thirst surrounded by water. Sometimes it takes a little action on our part. Get rid of the why and why not's and pick up your CAN and HE WILL!!!
Sorry I know I am preaching; but I am really preaching to me!! :o)
If Jesus said I can I CAN!!!!
"If Jesus says I can I CAN!!
If Jesus says I can Oh I KNOW I CAN!!!
Satan tries to tell me that I can't make the Bride;
But if Jesus says I can I CAN!!!!"