So what does it mean to surrender; to bring your spirit in line with God’s will, when everything seems like it’s upside down and it feels as though God isn’t there. How do you surrender, or rest or have peace when you’re in the midst of a trial and anxiety is high and troubles abound? Continue reading
There are things that we truly desire deep within our hearts, hopes & dreams, things only the Lord Himself would truly know about. Things we don’t necessarily talk about openly, but which stay within us as burning desires.
For me personally there are so many things I wish to see come to fruition in my life; hopes of a family, children, friends, success – basically true rest. In the spiritual sense there are so many promises God has given me which have not yet been fulfilled, or for the purpose of this post – have not yet been claimed.
Today I want to talk about hope – the things we hope for. Some of these things we may have tried to get or to make happen in our own strength, but have not been able to attain them. If we look at some of our deepest desires and truly search our hearts, we will often find that the things we desire the most are actually the things which are beyond our control to attain, things only God Himself can do for us.
You know sometimes I think I have lived most of my life afraid. Sometimes I wonder if I really know who I am at all. I love reading my Bible and meditating on the word, but sometimes I have to ask myself if I really believe what I am reading. I’m talking about really believing; it’s one thing to say you believe or even think you believe but what does believing look like.
So this is my first post of 2015, and as such I’ll start by saying Happy New Year to you wherever you may be. I truly hope this post finds you well & if not, rest assured in the fact that our God saves.
Without wasting time, Today I want to look at the power of prayer in the midst of problems and trials. For the purpose of this post I will be referencing 1 Samuel 1, which notes the troubles, trials and tribulations of a woman of God named Hannah. Let’s go straight into the word.
1 Samuel 1 vs 1-2 (NASB)
1 Now there was a certain man from Ramathaim-zophim from the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. 2 He had two wives: the name of one was Hannah and the name of the other Peninnah; andPeninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
Looking at Hannah’s situation I can only begin to imagine how she must have felt. Have you ever felt like this? It could be that you feel as though other people around you are being blessed and flourishing and God has forgotten you (I can assure you He hasn’t).
Good Morning, Afternoon or evening depending on where you may be in the world. I truly hope this new post finds you well. Without wasting time I want to go straight to the point and topic of today’s post – Tired, beaten down & defeated – GET UP!
You may be sitting there thinking easier said than done, or your situation is unlike any other. You may have totally given up altogether and your energy may be completely spent and drained. So the question becomes how in the world do I just ‘get-up’?
Well I want to start by saying that you are not the first person to feel this way and neither will you be the last. So many different things can cause us to give up. The loss of a loved one, broken friendships or relationships, seemingly unending trials. But know that God will truly never leave or forsake you. Some of the greatest people in the Bible endured great trials, during which at times some of them felt totally defeated.
It’s been awhile, but now I have your attention I will start by saying good afternoon, & I sincerely hope this post finds you well. I have chosen a very strong title for today’s post, but believe me; this is a lot less about shock value and more about truth.
So today I want to look at trials & tribulations; hard times we go through in our Christian walk and their meanings & purposes. Now for the past few months believe it or not I have been going through some serious trials. This is with everything from family to friends and even with my business. For me when this happens, I retreat and everything stops. Almost like I can’t function, I become confused; I doubt God, I can feel sorry for myself, I can take things out on those around me, I become extremely depressed, I disappear – that means no church, no office, no phone, no twitter or facebook – nothing.