Monday, March 14, 2016

When You Feel Like You Can't Pray

There are times when the pressures and problems of life overwhelm to the point where we feel like we can't even pray for the help that we need.  You don't want people quoting scriptures at you, you don't want anyone's advice, you just feel like crawling up in a corner somewhere in the fetal position.  What do we do then?

Whisper from the heart.  Surely, we can get a "Lord help me" or a "Lord, I need you" to utter from the depths of our spirit.  Those little prayers can move mountains.  If thats all you have the strength for, do that.

What is going on in the world right now?  The only thing that really matters is the Lord has His eyes on His Church.  He has His eyes on us, we must keep our eyes on Him.  He does not expect us to do things with what we do not have, He expects us to do things with what we do have.  If all we have is .00000001 ounce of strength left to call out from the heart a silent prayer for help, then do that.  He sees, He hears, He will answer.

Grace and peace

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Everything Will Be Alright

Why do we have to get into our Lord's presence?  Because only then do we really deeply know that everything will be alright. 

Ps 73:12 This is what the wicked are like—
always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.
13Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure
and have washed my hands in innocence.
14All day long I have been afflicted,
and every morning brings new punishments.
15If I had spoken out like that,
I would have betrayed your children.
16When I tried to understand all this,
it troubled me deeply
17till I entered the sanctuary of God;
then I understood their final destiny.
18Surely you place them on slippery ground;
you cast them down to ruin.
19How suddenly are they destroyed,
completely swept away by terrors!
20They are like a dream when one awakes;
when you arise, Lord,
you will despise them as fantasies.

It looks like anyway you slice it, Hillary Clinton is going to be the next president of the United States.
This woman is evil personified.  So what?  What about everything will be alright.  Everything will be alright:

16When I tried to understand all this,
it troubled me deeply
17till I entered the sanctuary of God;
then I understood their final destiny.
18Surely you place them on slippery ground;
you cast them down to ruin.

Its not just that we get into our Lord's presence to deeply understand the destiny of the murderers who run our world (politicians)-they will be dealt with.  We get much more than that:

23Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
24You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
25Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
27Those who are far from you will perish;
you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
28But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;
I will tell of all your deeds.

Our treasure here on earth and in heaven is the Lord our God.  When His presence and power are present, only then do we really understand how right things are right now and will be in the future.  The things that are happening now and the things that will happen were foretold from the beginning.  Our God knows it all, sees it all, is surprised by none of it.  There is no secret scheming anywhere that He does not have a front seat to.  Those planning evil (its getting worse every day) will have their accounts settled in the near future.  We who belong to the Lord our God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords will also be rewarded with our deliverance and inheritance that will make princes and kings of this earth look like paupers.

No one who hopes in our God will be disappointed

Isa 49:23Kings will be your foster fathers,

and their queens your nursing mothers.

They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground;

they will lick the dust at your feet.

Then you will know that I am the Lord;

those who hope in me will not be disappointed.”

The Lord has encouraged me today and I pass this encouragement on to you.  His grace and power that works on behalf of those who love Him are incomparable.  Put your hope in the Lord your God.  Get into His presence and you will understand, everything will be just fine.

Keep the faith. 

May the grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ
be with you in truth and love.