Friday, May 15 2009
Days, weeks, and sometimes months goes by where we have a pressing issue with no solution. Sometimes we are taken by surprised. If things are left to themselves they cause so many problems. These things can occur in our mind, body, home, work, etc. So what do you do when you don't know what to do?
The Bible states that men should often pray and not faint. That we should carry our burdens to the Lord and leave them. That we have a High Priest who can relate to our infirmities. The list goes on and on and the Bible also have examples of those who were faced with adversities such as:
We can learn a lot from their stories and even compare their stories with the things that we are experiencing as well. One common theme can be seen throughout all of their stories. God was faithful to them. He delivered them and answered their prayers. He blessed their families, protected and provided for them too. Can he not do the same for us?
If you can recall there was always a process, a waiting period if you will, a time where things look and felt like they were not going to be good. But our faithful God gives victory to us all if we endure. None of them were perfect as their stories reveals. So being perfect is not a prerequisite, but you need a perfect heart towards God.
There is no way we could be good enough to merit God's mercy. It is by his grace that we are able to be free. Jeremiah tells us that God's mercies are new every morning. (Lam 3:19-23) We don't get the same mercy because each day is different. I don't know about you but I need this new mercy every day. Some days I can do well and have it all together and then there are other days where I am just shaking my head. I am so grateful that God has forgiven me and that I can come boldly before his throne of Grace.
I can do this for myself I do not need the priest, elder or minister. God said I can call on his name while he yet may be found. I am not saying that the priesthood is not important they are very much needed. But when you need to get a word to God and can't wait to speak to someone.
God is saying I am right here waiting for you. Come unto me all who labor and are heavy burden and I will give you rest. So when you don't know what to do. Trust in the Lord, have faith and hope and give it to God. He knows what to do with it! Gods got it! so sit back relax and give him the glory. Watch, wait and see how he delivers you.