Thursday, January 8, 2009


When the day of trouble comes what kind of person will you be? Will you be one that waves your fist in the air and ask God,"Why?" or will you lift your hands in the air in surrender and say, "Blessed be the name of the Lord!"

Sadly, I have done both. Fortunately, the first one was not recently. Guess what? God was not moved. He did not change. He was not surprised. He stayed faithful and true and taught me some very valuable lessons. One of them is echoed in the words of Job:
"the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."
-Job 1:21

and another beautifully said by the psalmist:
"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth."
-Psalms 121:1,2

These past few days I find my heart overflowing with praise. Truly, I lift my eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help, blessed be the name of the Lord.

When trials, temptations and sorrows come, will you be led away from the Lord, or run to Him?

I entreat you, run hard after Him. There is no peace like His peace. No love, like His love. Die to self. Surrender your life, and in losing it, you will find it. It's one of the greatest mysteries. His yoke is easy and His burden so light. These things seem to contradict one another. How is it then that they are so true?

"Great is Thy faithfulness, oh God, my Father. There is no shadow of turning with thee. Thou changest not. Thy compassions fail not. Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me."