Friday, August 20, 2010

887 - Is there really anything beneficial about knowing God?

Oh Lord, there have been some friends around me lately that have really been going thru some tough tough tough stuff. Terminally sick parents, loss of spouses, wayward kids, marriages falling apart. No different than the rest of the world. But Lord, so often I get scared that I am not going to say the right things. I am scared because I have never been through the situation and have no clue what to do............I don't know what they are feeling and just want to run and hide.

Father, you are all I have to offer anyone. I know and believe and have experienced You are more than enough. But to those that are angry with You or for those that are not walking real close to you or for those that just have never experienced a closeness with You it is sooooo not what they want to hear. It is not at all that I am shamed or scared to share what you have done in my life, but many times people don't want to hear that - they just want the pain to stop and for everything to go back the way it was - even if that was not very good.

I know the head answer to all of this - Leigh, He will never allow His Word to return void. Leigh, He will give you the words. Leigh, you are just responsible to be obedient. Leigh, you give them even what they don't want at this time. Leigh, you......... I know the head answers.

But my heart...

Lord, I want to give them You and all of You!! This morning you showed me some beautiful verses that could so minister to all my friends. God, there are times when people are going thru things that with all due respect and honor to YOU, they need to hear more than just God loves you or I will pray for you! They want to know in this situation how will it benefit them if they trust in the Lord and put this problem in His hands. Oh good gravy, do I feel a revival brewing in my heart!!!

Ps.103:1-5 My prayer, thoughts are in red.
1 Praise the LORD, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise Him with all I got even if it is not much at this time!! I may not have anything but sadness in my heart, but I will praise in the midst of it knowing that in it He will bring a change!

2 Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits- I do understand He has benefits - and knowing and living for Him will be beneficial to my life. Heartaches will come, but He will allow me to endure and see me thru!! Don't let me forget your benefits!

3 who forgives all your sins I am full of sin, thank you for Your forgiveness
and heals all your diseases, Oh God, you know my disease or my loved ones disease... You are the healer, I know you can and I ask that you do! Heal, Lord!

4 who redeems your life from the pit Father, depression comes to me like a bulldozer at times, but Lord You are the one that can send it away! Lord, do it!
and crowns you with love and compassion,Father, thank you that You see me with compassion and have such a great love for me! Allow me to wear that love as a crown knowing that I am Yours.

5 who satisfies your desires with good things God, help me to desire the things of you. Help me to see the good in all your plans. Lord, I want to desire You for You are good!
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. I want to feel the youth of my soul even as my body ages. I don't want to be ruined by bitterness or jealousy. Oh Lord, may I grow young in your love and thank you that I shall never be destroyed as I rest in your hands!

Lord, your benefits are right before our eyes - thank you!!! Thank you for laying them out! Lord, your word is powerful!!! Thank you so much!!! I see your benefits right before my eyes!! Oh God - your are incredible and so awesome. May I be able to show all I come in contact with You and your benefits!!! I love you, Leigh


Wanda said...


I can so relate to the feeling of needing to have more to offer people than coined phrases when they're in the midst of hard places. Love the insights you shared on the scriptures. Blessings to you.

vicki said...

All I can say is WOW. This is what I need to hear!!! Thank you

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