Monday, May 30, 2011

Don't Give Up On God

   I would like to dedicate this post to all our veterans and currently serving soldiers. Also to all my family and others who are struggling through something in their life right now. Just don't give up on God...
   I sometimes just have to stop and ask God why. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why are you not able to see one of your loved ones for a very long time? Why do people have to pass away? Why do small, innocent children get horrible deceases. Why God, why???
   I do not have the answer to why God is doing something in your life and what is going to happen. I often just sit down and wonder how God thinks this will turn out to something good. I know I speak for myself and many others also. Talk to God whenever you get a chance. He will give you strength. Ask Him for faith that He will take care of you. Think back to others times when God has supplied for you and helped you through tough times. And always look through God's book of advice and help...the Holy Bible.
   God's word doesn't talk about specific problems in our life. But some verses you read will remind you of your situation and give you sudden peace in our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Jeremiah 29:11 ~ "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Romans 8:28 ~ And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Philippians 4:19 ~ “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
John 16:33 says ~ “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
Isaiah 41:10 ~ ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
   God never gave up on us, even when we were sinners. Now don't give up on God even when things seem tough. Many have read this poem and some haven't. I encourage all to read it for the first time or again and think about how this relates to you.

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there was one only.
This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from anguish,
sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints,
so I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
there has only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
The Lord replied,
“The years when you have seen only one set of footprints,
my child, is when I carried you.”

Copyright © 1984 Mary Stevenson

Prayer :
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for all your many blessings upon me. We come to you right now seeking strength, power, and most of all faith. May your will be done in my life as you have planned for it to. Although I may not understand, guide me, O God, and show me your ways. Give me wisdom, that I may help others and understand this life on earth better. You are my refuge and may all the glory be to you, Lord. Forgive where I have forsaken you and help me through this temporary life in Satan's world. In Jesus name we pray...Amen

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