Saturday, October 6, 2012

Praise You in this storm

Today I spent the morning listening to P&W music and doing devotions. I realized I had lost my complete faith in God's perfect plan and I need to get it back. Here are some things that I've noted to help me regain that complete faith and remind me that God is GOOD all the time.

My chains are gone
I've been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love, Amazing grace

"One of the first signs that you are growing in Christ is that you think about what Jesus has done on your behalf. You reflect upon it and you praise Him for it."
- Adrian Rogers
Far too often, when Christians encounter difficulties, instead of going to the church, they seek comfort and counsel in the world. That, my friend, will only compound the problem. Go to church. Worship God. Seek counsel from godly people. Pray. Don't listen to your enemy, the devil.
How big is your God? Now, how big is your problem? If you think your problem is too big for God to handle, you need to think again. God created the universe and He created you. He chooses kings and cuts down nations. I guarantee you that He will overcome your problems.
Psalm 121:7-8 "The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore." NKJV

Into the darkness you shine out of the ashes we rise there's no one like you none like You!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

To not be ashamed allows the power of God to be released through your words. We represent life. Those who are criticizing represent death. We have the responsibility and we have the power to share the gospel of Christ.
Today, ask the Lord to forgive you for not speaking up and for not speaking out for Him. Today, as you wait for Him to open the door, ask the Lord to give you an opportunity to speak about Him. Today, ask the Lord to teach you to be bold for Him because you do not ever want Him to be ashamed of you. And today, thank the Lord for saving you, forgiving you and giving you His Holy Spirit so His will.
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. - Psalm 62:8

“It is impossible to go through life without trust; that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.” -Graham Greene (1904-1991)

Isaiah 4 Surelyour griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried ; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,Smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He wascrushed for our iniquities ; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourgingwe are healed. 

Isaiah 53: 6 All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way ; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him. 7 He was oppressed and He wasafflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth ; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment He wastaken away; And as for His generation, who considered That He was cut off out of the land of theliving For the transgression of my people, 

Colossians 1
19 For it wasthe Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile allthings to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross ; through Him, I say, whetherthings on earth or things in heaven.
Galatians 6:14
14 But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, throughwhich the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world
Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord is the Rock Eternal.

Thoughts on today's verse

When we see mountains we feel small, knowing not only how much larger they are than we are, but also how much longer they have been here than we have been. But the Lord existed long before any mountain and will exist long after it has melted into nothing. The only rock of security, and all the forevers we have, are found in him.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

"Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust."  Psalm 16:1

And I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

 " is good for me to draw near to God; 
I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works." 
Psalm 73:28

"In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame.
Deliver me in Your righteousness." 
Psalm 71:1-2

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