Lisa's Reflections

October 18, 2010

Talking to God

Filed under: Uncategorized — roses2remember @ 9:14 pm

This morning in my prayer time, I admitted to God that I am afraid of a few things.  I know that I am not supposed to be afraid, because fear opens the door for the devil but sometimes I am weak. 

Today my situations just became so pressing that I finally admitted it – yes – I am afraid.  Now what?  Frankly, it was a relief to admit my feelings.  A burden seemed to be lifted off my back as I handed my fears over to God.  I don’t know who I was fooling anyway.  God knows everything!

As I opened my Bible to continue reading from where I left off on Friday, I come to a part in Jeremiah where he asks God why he is in such perpetual pain and why his wound seems incurable.  Wow, that is exactly how I have been feeling.  Here is what God said.  “Therefore thus says the Lord:  If you return (and give up this mistaken tone of distrust and despair) then I will give you again a settled place of quiet and safety, and you will be My minister; and if you separate the precious from the vile (cleansing your own heart from unworthy and unwarranted suspicions concerning God’s faithfulness), you shall be My mouthpiece.  Jeremiah 15:19

I don’t know about you, but I think that was an exact response from God to my thoughts!  It never ceases to amaze me how a book written thousands of years ago could still be so fresh and relevant to my exact needs and situations. 

Thank you God for encouraging me this morning!  I will trust You and won’t give in to despair.  I will continue to press forward knowing that You are with me and I won’t be overwhelmed by my circumstances.  I will walk by faith and not by sight.  I will commit my way to You and I know that You will perfect everything that concerns me.  Just like Jesus did in the desert when He was being tempted by Satan, I will speak Your Word to the devil as he tries to get me off track.  Your Words are so powerful!  They change the atmosphere and the situation.

 Thank You for bringing me back to a quiet and settled place.  I truly don’t have anything to fear because You are with me!

God is faithful to His promises!

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