Thursday, April 12, 2012

Satan tries to beat & bruise us. God will heal & use us.

Have you ever felt like God didn't answer your prayer quick enough or at all? I have found as I look back now what sometimes seemed like God's "No" or “Wait not now” with his grace helped me to accept life's challenges and work them out as I knew how then.  The results being a learning process once I worked on turning my life challenges to include my Lord God freely.  I would come to see Him do a work in me as I would anticipate my answered prayer. I have learned and am still learning to take action on my part releasing any anger, hate, frustration, life disappointments; you get the point, giving them up to God.  Doing this and planting God’s holy word within me has given me continual testimonies of the comfort, joy and power God has given me in his holy word. He wants to be included and in the midst carrying me through as needed and when I allow. There are still moments in life where all I can say is "I do believe", "I do believe", "I do believe in God" like the cowardly lion on the "Wizard of Oz".  Life's situations can be scary and make you doubt there could even be a way to victory.

It would be great if we could just magically skip all the hardships that God allows in our life to polish us. It’s literally these walks, journeys and sitting still and letting God experiences that have brought me closer to a better knowledge and to stand firm in Him allowing him to carry me through.

Our world is filled with problems that can be turned into positive opportunities. Yes, I have tried fixing things on my own, BUT with God, I have come to find his peace is beyond any understanding and a joy that fills my heart with encouragement. I can literally say that now,  seeing he has been with me through it all and has carried me through when I cried out. I may not have seen it at the time but I know that I know now he has been and IS with me even more so when I acknowledge Him.

I need to shout it…
I thank the Lord God today because I know He Loves Me beyond my imperfections.

Satan tries to beat and bruise us.
My God will heal and use US…
Look out …Get Ready… My God is an Awesome God…

I Love You All and look forward to growing in the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Below is an attachment someone shared with me years ago which began to give me a different perspective. I DID add a verse on the end of each "no" On this quote called "God Said No".  My take on "No" seems and seemed very harsh as I first read it. The last thing I wanted to hear was that even God would say no but as  I have come  along through my life's journey I found the answer may seem like a negative "No" but my view is Jesus Christ is walking with me or "carrying me through" those different and difficult stages of life's journey.

I asked God to take away my pain.
God said, “No. It is not for me to take away but for you to give up.”
Still I will carry you and be with you.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, “No. Her spirit is whole. Her body is only temporary.”
Yet, I will carry you through

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, “No. Patience is a by-product of tribulations. It isn’t granted. It is learned.”
Yet, I will carry you and be with you through if you acknowledge me.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, “No. I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you.”
Still, I will be with you that you may have joy everlasting

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, “No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.”
Yet, I will carry you through and be with you always

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, “No. You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.”
As you read and seek my holy word I will walk with you

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, “No. I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.”

I asked God to help me love others as much as He loves me.
God said, “Ahhhh…, finally you have the idea.

1 comment:

Marisa Job said...

This is so beautiful! You have inspired me today! God Bless You always!!! Big hugs!