Sunday, October 10, 2010

You Know When You Feel Like Your World Has Been Rocked....

God doesn't promise that life as a follower of Jesus will bring all sunshine and rainbows.  He tells us that there will be struggles, trials, and times that you all you can do is keep going, keeping your eyes on Him.  Oh yes my friends, that is where life is right now for us.  I don't know whats worse honestly... Knowing that things are not going your way or the waiting and not knowing what is going to happen with your life.  Knowing that it is all out of your control makes you feel like the entire world is out of control.  Today our Pastor taught on staying in the Word and he mentioned a story about a girl in a prison camp and how she wrote on the wall with a rock in the cell.  I've heard the words in bits and pieces before but never read the entire passage of scripture but today... Oh today that Scripture was like water to my broken heart!

The LORD is my light and my salvation—

whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evil men advance against me
to devour my flesh, [a]
when my enemies and my foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then will I be confident.
4 One thing I ask of the LORD,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the LORD.
7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD;
be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, "Seek his [b] face!"
Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,

O God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the LORD will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, O LORD;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
breathing out violence.
13 I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD

in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.
Psalm 27

Oh Praise God!  Thank you that you know that I am weary, scared, and impatient.  Thank you for speaking straight to my heart today.  You always know exactly what I need, when I need it.