Friday, September 9, 2011

Believe {Journey of Providence Day 5}

When I looked at the trials and who God was through the trials,
my view was skewed.
My thoughts and emotions were a train wreck...
each threatening to flip the next car of the track.

Only when I began to,
“Look at circumstances through the promises of God.” {Charles Swindoll}
...Did my journey, the detour, begin to take on new meaning.

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It is then I finally started to trust that:
God is intimately involved in our lives down to the smallest detail...
Even the the detours and trials.

He walked the same earth we walk.
He understood the same feelings we have.
He experienced pain for us.
Pain on the cross.

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
James 1:2-8

We will face trials, detours, in this life.
If we take the steps toward Him, persevere, He will give us wisdom.
We must believe in that wisdom and that God’s plan is good and best.

And pretty soon we come to this...

3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope....
Romans 5:3-4

...Here is where it gets good friends...





Joining 5 other writers, kindred friends, who are sharing the journeys they are on.
September 5th-16th, sharing the words God has laid upon our hearts and breathed into our souls. Each one different, yet weaving our lives together.  

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2 comments:

  1. "God is intimately involved in our lives down to the smallest detail...
    Even the the detours and trials."

    Yes yes, Amen, AMEN! This is So true, and learning to trust this, is incredibly freeing!!

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  2. It is so comforting to know that Jesus suffered the same feelings and temptations. But it seems so impossible, does it not? I can't wrap my mind around it!

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