Monday, August 19, 2013

Have ya failed to wait, and anxiously ran out ahead of the Lord who kinda likes to lead rather than follow..and then missed Him and His blessing? Guess what.. He gives beauty for ashes, strength for fear, gladness for mourning, and peace for despair.

When we fail to trust, we can trust that we'll fail. When we fail to wait, we will always wish we did. 

Doesn't want you lagging behind, or dashing out ahead cuz the Lord doesn't want you to miss out on what He as planned for you. You so many do. But does God say to His immmmpatient, anxious, antsy kids who've failed to wait and then really blown it (I've been there before).. "Hey, that's it Barney. You like screwed up bad and now you are going to be haunted by that bad decision for the rest of your days, loser. I ain't hangin' with you no more."

Naww. He's different than that. There are often consequences for sinning..seen and sometimes unseen, but Jesus with His gracious providence meets us where we are at in our extremities, in our dry ugly deserts wastelands, in our perplexing horric problems we or others cause.. if we'll let Him. History is His story. We might fail at times, and we do, but God's love never fails.

Listen, people don't have the last word in your life, believer. No, the Lord does. He's large and incharge ..and you remember what He basically said to Mistress Hagar, I am going to bless your offspring anyways. And God did exactly that. He blessed Ishmael, that donkey of a man

Remember how Jeremiah during a dark time got really low? Perhaps you've been there before. So what'd he say then? He prayed, "My strength and my hope have perished from the Lord" (v.18).

And Jeremiah pondered the unchanging love of God who never ever, ever fails..even a little. Jeremiah expressed / penned, "Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. 'The Lord is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I hope in Him!'" (Lam. 3:22-24).

"O Love that wilt not let me go I rest my weary soul in Thee; I give Thee back the life I owe, That in Thine ocean depths its flow May richer, fuller be." —Matheson

Have you been depressed or hopeless or dispairing before? Perhaps you've heard someone say that they'll love you forever, and then they flake like Jake.. they go like a Dweeb and fail to keep their promise to you. So sorry! Well God ain't like that at all. His love remains strong, constant, unconditional, steadfast, very trustworthy (cuz He always is that way), and sure. Sure! "He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you" (Deut. 31:6). God's selfless agape love is a love that many keep looking for but never find, but we can trust. He won't let you down with a frown. When we know Him...really know Christ as He is.. we have such JOY inside that we wanna go tell someone about Him cuz we want them to experience that as well.

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