Remain Faithful and Trust in Him!

Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 10:48:08 AM by iHikeinGodsCreation Dear FReeper's:

In these difficult times in the midst of chaos of an overbearing government, higher taxes, a crumbled economy, and horrible natural disasters resulting in countless deaths we must remain faithful to HIM. We must TRUST God. It is human nature to grumble and complain. Look where the grumbling and mistrust got the Isrealites from the Old Testament- wondering the desert for many years but STILL God provided them with their every need, including manna from heaven and pillars of fire and smoke to lead them in the wilderness. The minute Let us remember the blessings God provides for us in the midst of negative thinking. When we misplace that trust and start to think we can figure things out on our own, eventually we will realize that our way was not the best way and that God's plan will follow through in His time.

Instead of complaining about all that is happening, remember there is HOPE in the LORD. The reason there are trials, tribulations, and troubling seasons in life is NOT because God hates us; rather He wants us to utilize these opportunities to stay faithful and increase our faith. We are all here for a reason- we can either bask in His glory and share His message of truth and everlasting love and truth with others or not. It is all about being intentional and even though we may hate what we are going through, just remember we will be much stronger because of these circumstances.

Even though these deep waters seem to engulf and drown us, we will be brought up. Below you will find the lyrics to a wonderful song that is helping me get through this "valley of the shadow" of evil. We may be in the darkness of evil in terms of society but we will rise again to become a city on a hill. God may seem far away but remember HE has not moved- we have moved away from HIM in our anxiety and doubting.

When I found out Obama is coming to my town, I at first became upset, because of how much I really can't stand him, but then realized I should stand up for what I believe in and not back down. In the heat of battle God does not want us to surrender, He wants us to remain firm in our values and to remain faithful. We have the full armor of God (spiritually speaking- Ephesians 6:10-18:)

"Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

"Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints...."

Be strong and courageous in your faith and let Christ shine through.

In Christ,

iHikeinGod'sCreation

PS- Great way to point you in the right direction below. "Let The Waters Rise" by Mike's Chair (music video link above)

Don't know where to begin Its like my world's caving in And I try but I can't control my fear Where do I go from here?

sometimes its so hard to pray When You feel so far away But I am willing to go Where you want me to God, I trust You

There's a raging sea Right in front of me Wants to pull me in Bring me to my knees So let the waters rise If You want them to I will follow You I will follow You I will follow You

I will swim in the deep 'Cuz You'll be next to me You're in the eye of the storm And the calm of the sea You'll never out of reach

God, You know where I've been You were there with me then You were faithful before You'll be faithful again I'm holding Your hand

There's a raging sea Right in front of me Wants to pull me in Bring me to my knees So let the waters rise If You want them to I will follow You I will follow You I will follow You

God Your love is enough You will pull me through I'm holding onto You God Your love is enough I will follow You I will follow You

There's a raging sea Right in front of me Wants to pull me in Bring me to my knees So let the waters rise If You want them to I will follow You I will follow You I will follow You

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