Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Do you think that everything happens to you?

"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you." James 4:10 Holman Bible

Do you feel as if everything happens to you?

Are you mad, even upset over something someone has done or said?

People talking about you?

Do you have pain in your body?

Could it be headache or heartache?

No matter what comes our way we must learn to trust God.

It's not a question of whether or not bad things will happen to you, because they will.

Believers are not immune to the hurts and hardships of this fallen world.

We must be able to envision the worst of things and say that it is worth it.

To say that it is worth the sacrifice to walk in the will of God!

"In God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?" Psalm 56:4 NIV

We need to fully believe that Christ died to save us.

Jesus paid the price on the Cross, which made peace with God for the one who trusts in Him.

If we believe these things, we have no reason not to trust God with all that we have.

So, you say that learning to trust God is one thing, but that we can't always say the same thing about people.

Sometimes we trust others way too much.

Just because a person says that they are a Christian some of us immediately jump to the conclusion that they are worthy of our trust.

Maybe or maybe not.

Personally, I believe that trust is earned.

We shouldn't be foolish about trust.

We should not dispense it freely to anyone and everyone, who has the label Christian.

We need to learn to discern.

Jesus said,"Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men:" Matthew 10:16-17a KJV

C.S. Lewis said that his biggest problem with Christianity was Christians.

This comment expresses what so many of us feel and know.

Some are not a very good representation for the Christian faith or for Jesus - Himself.

It is hard to trust fellow Christians.

There comes a time when we need to acknowledge every relationship involves an element of risk.

Whether or not they are a Christian there is still a risk involved.

If we have been abandoned, rejected or abused, or even if the individual proves unworthy of our trust, God will see us through!

When you trust someone and that trust is honored with dedication and devotion, you gain great strength in that relationship.

A believer is one who is in relationship with God.

The more time we spend with God in prayer and in His Word, talking and listening, the more we learn of Him, His ways, His desires, His will, and His purpose for our life.

The only way to build any kind of relationship with anyone is to spend time together.

The more together time, the broader the basis becomes for that relationship.

If we never risk, never reach out, never make ourselves available to another, we will die of isolation, and immaturity.

God alone knows the heart of man.

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart. I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings." Jeremiah 17:9-10a KJV

God alone is the solution to every need.

You will know a true spokesman for God, by the very life that they live.

His love in us and through us is life producing.

"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."

Don't let your inability to trust people, not let you trust God to take complete care of you!

If you are telling yourself that you can't face the possibility of being hurt again or even feel abandoned this is what you are telling God....

You are telling God that He is not big enough to handle your situation.

Oh, My friend, He sure can!
He will do more than you ever thought possible if you only just give Him the chance and believe in Him, nothing doubting!

"I have strength for all things in Christ who empowers me[I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength into me.]" Philippians 4:13 Amplified Bible

Lord, many days I struggle to deal with the hardships of my life. Much has happened, so much has been lost, and so many "could be's" never happened. All those things that happened to me, they have value, they have brought me closer to You. For You allowed others to see what You have done in and through the circumstances, which have taught me valuable lessons I could not have learned any other way. Thank You, for everything that has happened to me!


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