Our ever present help

 

altanaka (Tatiana Kostareva)

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah” (Psalm 46:1–3, ESV)

Sometimes just getting out of bed, and facing what a new day brings, may feel like it takes more strength then we have left. Sometimes life’s cares and worries chip away at our peace, until the doubt and fear hold the place, that faith and peace used too reign supreme. 

No matter the problems we face, or the reasons behind them, the truth is that the creator of the universe, the one who hung the stars and who put the moon into place, wants to carry our load. 

God is our refuge and strength – Just like a small child will run and hide behind a parent when they are scared, we must remember that we have someone to run to. We need to get in the habit of running to God first (not to people to complain or share worries), and trust that he has the strength to keep us safe.

a very present help in trouble – Whether we are in a season of blessings or in a season where everything seems to be going wrong, we have to know that we are not going through it alone. God is with us. As we turn to God in times of distress and ask him for help, he will not let us down.

Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling  Fear comes from Satan, therefore it is a sign that we have not allowed God’s peace to invade our thinking.  We need to be so faith filled that though earthquakes, and volcanoes, and tsunamis sized problems come,  the peace of God in us will surpass understanding and keep us from fear.

Selah It is good to regularly pause and think about how faith filled we are verses how fear filled our actions may show us to be.

Father God,Show me the areas where I have let fear eat away at my faith. Help me to know you more and to keep my eyes on you, so that my faith may be strengthened. Help me to remember that you are always with me, and remind me often, lest I forget, that I am your beloved child and that you will not turn you back on me as I look to you.In Jesus name I pray! Amen

If you are losing steam, Here is some fuel

You and I run
For the prize that lies ahead
We’ve come too far to lose our way, our way

Get up!!!

               There’s further to go!

Get up!!!

              There’s more to be done!

Get up!!!

            This witness is sure!

Get up!!!

            This race can be won!

                             This race can be won!!!!!!!!

 

(Stay Strong – Newsboys)

How we get strength

“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;they shall mount up with wings like eagles;they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” . – Isaiah 40:29-3

If you struggle with procrastination, this may be why

 

The enemy’s first line of attack, typically, will not be bold or obvious. Instead, he will advance into your thoughts quietly, with whispers. His first work is to disarm you so that you accept a passive spirit. This spirit will mimic the “rest of God,” but it is not God’s rest. It is the opposite. Your defensives are quietly being overrun while your voice is rendered prayer-less. If you find yourself feeling almost drugged spiritually, stand up, submit yourself to God. Then with authority, audibly confront the enemy in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. – Francis Frangipane