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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

GOD IS TRULY IN CONTROL

Do you ever feel like you can not just relax because of situations in your life or in the world around us? You might have things going on in your life that are pretty major and just feel like you have prayed but do not see things happening. You want to give up. Or in the world around us we see turmoil, confusion, and fear what is going to happen. You just have to know and believe God is behind the scenes of it all, after all He is God. And because of that you know he has a plan. It is a good thing we really are not in charge or our impatience and impulsiveness would really mess things up. When you do not think He cares or is working, do not give up. He really is working things out and does know the 'big picture'.  We are supposed to pray and never give up. (See Luke 18:1). Isaiah 55:8 says "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD". He really does have a better plan than we could ever work out on our own for our life and the world we live in.  Psalm 40:5 says "Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare." Ephesians 3:20 says "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." We may think we should work things out but let go and let God work in your life. 2 Corinthians 9:8 says "And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."

Now concerning the current state of this great United States and the way we fear freedoms slipping away we first must remember that if we obey God and keep His commandments then He will continue to bless this nation(See Psalm 33:12). If we are breaking the moral laws found in the Bible and trying to keep Him out of everything then we can expect things will go wrong as you can not shut God out and expect to be blessed. Psalm 103:19 says "The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all." He is in charge. Not a president nor not a king. God is God. He gets the final say so. He may allow a man to be in office to accomplish his purposes in the earth. Maybe it has to be someone sometimes to wake us up.

Try to relax and let go and keep praying. Trust God. Keep crying out to Him  but believe he is on the throne ruling over all! Psalm 47:2 says "How awesome is the LORD Most High, the great King over all the earth!" Psalm 47:8 says "God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne." Psalm 115:3 says "Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him."

Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to "Trust in the Lord with ALL our hearts and to lean not to our own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path." Are you trusting Him? Are you worried and fretful and can not let go of worry for the future over problems in your own life or that of the world? Nothing we worry about will change anything. Just  know God is working things out and will not leave us. The story is not over yet.

PRAYER: Lord God often times there are things in life that I seem to not be able to stop worrying about. I know you are not wanting me to worry but you are saying to me 'relax child, I have the controls.' Help me father to be more into the word of God and your promises and to stop giving Satan a foothold by my constant fretting. In Jesus Name.Amen.
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Enjoy the worship song I have included. Click the link.
http://youtu.be/CoxopsRSfdU
Further reading: Psalm 55:8-19 and Deuteronomy 28

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