Monday, September 12, 2011

Are you sinking or standing firm?

All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant. Psalm 25:10

It's truth. Are you standing on Truth, or are your feet slipping on the slopes of unbelief?
 
Your stance? I don't know. Let me tell you mine...Ladies and Gents, I'm sinking. Gripping for every Truth I've ever known, my feet still slip. Some doubt His existence; I doubt His love and faithfulness.
 
When He says, And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28), can He be trusted?
 
Can I truly pray, Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted (Psalm 25:16)?
 
Does He see me like He says in Psalm 139O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord. You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain (Psalm 139:1-6).
 
Paul prays that the church at Ephesus would understand God's love: I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:16-19). Can I believe his description?
 
Have I revealed my vulnerabilities enough to stop? Please?
 
You know and I know that He absolutely can be trusted. His love is true, and He is ever faithful in His promises. But there are days and seasons, when the Truth looks a lot like a lie. Maybe it's hormones, maybe it's circumstances, or maybe it's the enemy. Whichever way the pendulum swings in your situation, they are all the same. We serve a King that can be trusted. Your very life was His idea. Even though we forget, He created you and this girl because He wants us here. Each circumstance we face, was first approved by Him, if not planned by Him.
 
Rest in it. Stand on it. Pray through it.
 
I'm not saying it's easy. It does, however, strength the relationship between Father and child- between us and our Beloved. And I'm pretty sure that's a relationship worth fighting for.
 
In His Name,
Jennifer

2 comments:

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards,
http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad! :) Have a wonderful day!