God is known for the impossible things, to be possible!
Jeremiah 17:7-8 New International Version (NIV)
7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
8 They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
I KNOW HIM ~
Blessed is the one who trust in the Lord
As we read scriptures of hope, we find ourselves stirring up our faith. Not everything turns out the way we think it will in life. I hold tight to this scripture:
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight
It take me time to trust God after my dad's death. Actually, I was mad at God for a long time. I didn't go to church or understand a lot about spiritual things in life. I only knew what I saw in others. Some people I just didn't understand how so many bad words came out of a mouth and then saw them raising their hands in a church service. When I grew older, I realized it wasn't my job to judge anyone or try to understand their lives. It was my job to work on me and one day, I began to know who God was.
I found myself opening the Bible and reading for myself. Wow, there was a lot of stories of people who did bad stuff but were forgiven. There was stories of real lives and how they press through to get to Jesus. A desire started coming into my heart to know more, so I read. It didn't happen over night, but little by little I can see how God tugged on my heart to know him.
In the Bible, it states there is a season for all things in life. A timing for God in good and hard stuff in life. It is not personal, it is the word of God. As a new day begins, so does our thoughts and actions. Keep them good and know that God's mercy plus grace follows you. When you look back, you can see how far God has brought your life and how he has connected you to this blog, plus others in life. Just a little hope and a smile of a new day.
I've been extremely broken in life and somehow God's grace plus mercy pushed me forward into knowing his love in a different way. A way to trust again in life and new beginnings truly happen. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Get to know God deeper by opening the Bible and trusting a little more each day.
I KNOW HIM ~
God became real to me when I was a child. As life continued on, I would grow to know there was a difference between knowing the name of God and knowing a deeper relationship. I believe the Bible from Genesis to Revelations. I don't understand the why of a lot of things that happen to people other than their own free will. God speaks of a time for all things to happen and he gives us guidance on a daily bases. It's up to each of us to choose right an living assuredly to his plan.
The Bible speaks of blessed is the one who trust in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. That means that through it all, we are to trust him. If my life is planted by the waters of his truth, I will fear not because the trust overweighs doubt. It takes time to process somethings in life and you must give yourself a break over somethings of life. There is no way to change somethings and pressing forward is our only hope.
Looking over life's journey, we will find much joys and much sorrows. We learn as life moves forward from our own choices and our own mistakes. However, just like Corrie Ten Boom told her story, it was one of the Holocaust during World War II. She knew deep in her soul that she was to help other find freedom. You can read her story in a book called, "The Hiding Place". It's amazing how God brought her through so much and she continues to help others after her death.
I KNOW HIM ~
God is a miracle worker and changes lives in so many ways
As this day continues, my prayers are with you, your family and friends. Purpose this a good day and count those blessings of each day.