Ahhh~ My Light Bulb Moment
The Faithful Love of the Lord…
Please excuse my array of unorganized thoughts here. I can’t easily sum up what this MTC study or this week’s verse has taught up. It is so great…
Our memory verse for Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst this week is:
22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends![a]
His mercies never cease.
23 Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!” Lam 3:22-24
I pray over critical things and I wait for God to answer. I pray again. Nothing. So, I pray again. Okay, well I need to take this in my own hands.
How can I possibly get through this? I am drained and emotionally exhausted. It is one thing after another. I have no strength and I have no words to even pray. What am I going to do?
My first grandparent has died. It hit like a ton of bricks. Why? Why does it hurt like this? When will any of us feel normal again? This just isn’t fair.
Circumstance after situation comes up and my initial reaction is to turn to the flesh. I trust in human hands. I trust the medical community. I trust what the media says. I trust what other’s say will make me happy. I even stage some of my Facebook posts so my family looks so awesome. Yep. I sure did just admit that. And don’t’ lie we all do it.
What is up with all the fake?
Why am I not so enveloped in God’s limitless supply of grace that nothing else matters? Why do I know trust the truth that my God is Able to do anything.
Jeremiah was so taken aback by God’s grace offered to him so he resolved to wait for God to act. He waited. ~ My husband would say I have no idea what the word wait means. He could trust God despite his circumstances (FYI~I think these circumstances are slightly more rough than ours) because his light bulb moment happened. He understood how inexhaustible God’s supply of love and grace were. Shewwwww.
You know what we have to do to obtain this little treasure called “hope.” We have to believe and know that no matter what GOD IS ABLE. And it isn’t just once I have to do this. I must moment by moment turn to the Living God. I must moment by moment just TRUST, WAIT, and HOPE……………LIGHT BULB. AHA, so that is all I have to do. Not so easy though, is it? So no matter what trial I go through. No matter what pain and hurt I have~ I must retain hope and I must do it moment by moment.
Lysa says, “Whatever the situation, I keep asking God to be my daily portion—of companionship, provision, patience—over and over. Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave
God. Is. Able.
God is able to do anything.
God is able to heal.
God is able to be bigger than I could ever imagine.
God is able to get me through anything.
“God = Is = Able.
Anyway you add it up.
This is something we know for certain in our hearts right now in regard to the seemingly impossible situation we are facing. It is something we can keep turning our lives toward with confidence every minute of every day. He can do it. He is able.” God is Able, Priscilla Shirer
God’s love, compassion, and faithfulness kept the whole nation from destruction. How can I be certain of this? God’s mercies are as sure as the sunrise. No matter how hard I try to understand, I won’t EVER GRASP God’s faithfulness. I could never wrap my mind around it. Jeremiah’s foundation of hope stemmed from the knowledge that he possessed God and that God possessed him.
GOD POSSESSES US….Praise the Lord, right?!
So as trouble continues to come because it most certainly will, I will imitate Jeremiah. I will DIE TO MYSELF and look to the LIVING GOD. I will wait on Him in patience and faith because my God is Able.