When trials and tribulations come our way, we sometimes feel that our faith
has reached its limits and our will to overcome has been defeated. We must
always keep in mind the promise of the Lord and remember that He will never
give us more than we are able to bear. Encourage yourself in the Lord's
promise and continually stand strong and keep in mind that God knows the
limits of your spirit and will never allow a trial that you are not able to
overcome and be victorious over. (1 Corinthians 10:12-13) (Psalm 91:14-16)
I hope you are blessed and encouraged by today's message to trust in the
Lord's provision and know that it is God who goes before you to make your
crooked paths straight. (Isaiah 42:16-21)
Things are getting piled up,
God I'm losing sight of who you are.
I go through the motions of living,
treating each day like the one before.
Each day is a test in patience,
a testing of my strength.
How much longer will you wait, Lord?
As of right now, I feel you're late.
"All in His time," is what people say
and I know that is true;
but with the way things are going
I've lost comfort in that too.
My hope is being shattered
by the things that press me down.
And my faith has begun to waver;
so like Peter I've started to drown.
I'm sailing a sea of lonesome
to an island of despair.
My ship has started sinking;
I see lightning in the air.
As your child I'm calling out to you,
please listen to my cry.
Answer my questions of wonder;
I'll wait for your reply.
Your answers mean so much to me;
it's your will I'm striving for.
If I could only see the shore more clearly
I might find the open door.
All the doors that I've come close to
have been shut right in my face.
What does it really mean when people
talk about your mercy and grace?
They say you understand,
after all that you've been through.
Well, please then, take my hand
and show me what it is I'm supposed to do.
If I am to wait longer, then give me patience;
if I am to trust, then give me faith;
because without you right beside me
this storm cannot be faced.
And sometimes we must step
through the mist and reach for the unknown.
Then when we reach dry land, Lord,
we'll see how much we've grown.
Sometimes you require a leap of faith;
though the shoreline is not clear;
but your grace and mercy are sufficient;
there is nothing I need fear.
Your love, it knows no limits,
and no other love compares.
Draw closer to me now, God,
and wash away my tears.
For I can rest in each tomorrow
if Your love is all I know;
So in the midst of the storms of life,
Lord, hold my hand and don't let go.
By Janie Flores
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Hebrews 12:2-3 "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the Joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the
shame, and is set down at the Right Hand of the throne of God. For consider
Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be
wearied and faint in your minds."
Psalm 25:1-5 "Unto Thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust
in Thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea,
let none that wait on Thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress
without cause. Shew me Thy ways, O LORD; teach me Thy paths. Lead me in
Thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of my salvation; on Thee do
I wait all the day."
Isaiah 45:2-3 "I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight:
I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of
iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of
secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by
thy name, am the God of Israel."
2 Timothy 1:7-9 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of
power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of
the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of
the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved
us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but
according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus
before the world began."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: STRENGTH FOR THE DAY
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Today's Selected Testimony: FROM DRUGS TO JESUS
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry