I woke up really early this morning. If you know me very well, then you know that 4:45 a.m. is very very early for me. My dog woke me up first…she’s a 6 year old toy poodle that occasionally likes to wake me up so that she can go out and graze like a horse.
Usually I go take her out, but being that my husband was going to be getting up shortly to go play basketball, I asked him nicely to take her. 🙂 I thought I was going to go back to sleep. God had other plans.
My heart began to just ache for those who are going through different trials in their lives. There are so many that I know personally, who are facing difficult times. I can’t just forget about it…my heart actually gets burdened for their sorrow. I think…NO..I KNOW that is how God wants us to be. He wants us to love on the hurting. He uses us to comfort those who are hurting or uneasy.
I know that when I have suffered. When I have been hurting. When I have cried out to God in my lowest times..those times when I felt like I couldn’t go on… God heard my cry. He heard me! AND…He used people to comfort me.
People. Like YOU and ME. Ordinary people to do HIS work.
Back to this morning….
Names were placed on my heart. I began to pray. As I prayed, I weeped. As I weeped, I was overcome with HIS GOODNESS. (those of you who know me..also know that I am not a big “weeper“) Not that there is anything wrong with crying.. It’s just that I am the girl who when my Daddy was walking me down the aisle..and He was crying..I got tears in my eyes too..but I wouldn’t let them fall. 🙂 Guess I have a problem with trying to be strong. That is another topic, for another day though. 🙂
Words to a song also came to my mind. So, I did what most of us do…I Googled some of the words. The song, by Matt Redman…”O This God” is the song that I know God put in my head. See…HE knew that many of you needed it. Songs are a great way to Worship our Savior God. They have a way of just running through our head all day, don’t they?
Then, two passages of Scripture were put on my heart. Read them..Study them. Let them soak into your soul. Believe them. Rest in these words. May they bring comfort to you..whoever you are…
Matthew 28:20 (NLT) ~ Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
Psalm 34:19 (NLT) ~ The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.
I don’t know if you will think that I am sharing too much with you about my time with God this morning. I write. That is what I do. When my heart is heavy or when GOD gives me a “word” ….I write. I share. Because I feel that HE wants me to. So, when I share these personal times with you..It is ONLY to bring glory to my GOD.
Before I attempted going back to sleep, I told HIM that I wanted MORE of HIM and LESS of ME. That even though it hurts sometimes, that I WANT my heart to ALWAYS break for what breaks HIS heart.
When trouble comes, I pray…I plead with you…Please.. TRUST HIM. Rest in God. HE really does hear your cry.
Here is the song. Listen and enjoy!
Until Next Time,
3 Replies to “When Troubles Come”
The way you responded makes my hair smile. The difference in reaction and response is this. When we react to a situation we can only take what comes our way and make the best I it. When we respond we take what comes our way to God and then do what He says with it. Love the work! Keep responding to Him. He is Mighty and is working strong in your work.
Ryan..thank you so very much.. I really do appreciate your input and encouragement! Means so much! God is doing a great work through you as well..Bless you & your precious family!