Many times in our life we face difficult circumstances and we try our best
to resolve them as simply as possible, but more times then not when we
look back on that trial we think of a way that would have been better to
resolve it. This is why we should be quick in asking the Lord to help and
guide us in making important decisions or things that we are having
trouble with. He is our strength (Psalm 81:1) and our helper in times of
trouble. I encourage you to seek the Lord in prayer and invite Him to be
the guide and master of your life.
This is a good story of how the Lord is always watching us in the
background; waiting for us to wake up and realize that He is available to
help us when we face trials or tribulation. I pray this story ministers
to your heart.
A little boy was spending his Saturday morning playing in his sandbox. He
had with him his box of cars and trucks, his plastic pail, and a shiny red
plastic shovel. In the process of creating roads and tunnels in the soft
sand, he discovered a large rock in the middle of the sandbox.
The boy dug around the rock, managing to dislodge it from the dirt. With
a little bit of struggle, he pushed and nudged the rock across the sandbox
busying his feet. (He was a very small boy and the rock was very
large.) When the boy got the rock to the edge of the sandbox however, he
found that he couldn't roll it up and over the little wall. Determined,
the little Boy shoved, pushed, and pried, but every time he thought he had
made some progress, the rock tipped and then fell back into the sandbox.
The little boy struggled, pushed, and shoved; but his only reward was to
have the rock fall back, smashing his chubby fingers. Finally he burst
into tears of frustration.
All this time the boy's father watched from his living room window as the
drama unfolded. At the moment the tears fell, a large shadow fell across
the boy and the sandbox. It was the boy's father.
Gently but firmly he said, "Son, why didn't you use all the strength that
you had available?" Defeated, the boy sobbed back, "But I did, Daddy, I
did! I used all the strength that I had!"
"No, son," corrected the father kindly. "You didn't use all the strength
you had. You didn't ask me." With that the father reached down, picked up
the rock, and removed it from the sandbox.
I thank God that He is always available when I call on Him for help or
guidance. I never get a busy signal or someone telling me that He is busy
and cannot assist me at this time. God is omniscient, omnipotent and
omnipresent. He knows everything, has all power and authority, and is
everywhere at the same time. There is no "Rock" that he can't handle or
get an answer to and He is always ready to help, but we must be willing to
call upon Him for it. Whatever problem there is in your life, God is and
has the answer. I encourage you to be quick to call and ask for His
help. The Lord will never leave you nor forsake you.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
James 1:3-7 "…the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience
have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting
nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to
all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let
him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of
the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that
he shall receive any thing of the Lord."
Psalm 145:15-19 "The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them
their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the
desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and
holy in all his works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon
him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of
them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them."
John 16:33 Jesus declares "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me
ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of
good cheer; I have overcome the world."
Psalm 34:15-17 "The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears
are open unto their cry. The face of the LORD is against them that do
evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous
cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry