Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lacking Nothing

This morning I lay in bed before turning on my light to have my quiet time, begging the Lord to give me something to hold on to today. Please Lord...please...remind me of Your presence. I don't see You...I don't feel You...I don't understand You and my faith is taking hit after hit. It's easier to not believe, than believe in a God who appears to be withholding His love and care.

I was reading through in Deut.1. I identified so much with the Israelites as they said, "The LORD must hate us. That's why he has brought us here..." (vs.27).

I continued on. Four verses later I read, "...the LORD your God cared for you all along the way as you traveled through the wilderness, just as a father cares for his child. Now he has brought you to this place. But even after all he did, you refused to trust the LORD your God who goes before you looking for the best...guiding you..." "...The LORD your God has been with you, and you have lacked nothing."

KNOWING that God's Word is truth, I'm asking the Lord to give me strength to believe it today. I have "lacked nothing"? Seems like I sure would be doing certain things differently right now...but if He says I'm lacking nothing...then...with tears streaming down my face...I choose to trust Him.

Our journey through the wildnerness hurts. It's confusing. It seems unending. Right now, I don't understand. My heart is broken beyond belief...I'm so frightened that doubt and anger will plant seeds so deep and take root that my faith will fail. I hate the thought of disappointing God. I want my life to be giving testimony to my God who provides. As my friend Elaine reminded me this morning, Father, may my life be "good soil" for Your planting.

Pray for me today as I look again to Him and offer a very weak sacrfice of praise.

**UPDATE**Friends...the enemy is at work. I need prayer. Click here: Forsaken

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Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Praying for you Joy! And as I read the last line of your post I was reminded of a song that says, "It's amazing what praising can do!"

Love you sister!


On Purpose said...

You most definitely are lacking nothing...cause you have Jesus my friend and He is everything!!! I am praying and knowing that He has a tight hold of you...and Joy He sees your heart and loves you more than you will ever imagine.

I love you my friend!

Rachel Olsen said...

Dear Lord, my sweet sister is weary right now in this situation. She needs you, Jesus, to give her rest. I pray she hands this situation and her father over to you repeatedly this week - to your capapable, nail-scarred hands - and each time finds your rest. Thank you, Jesus, that you promised to not leave us comfortless - comfort my friend today with your presence. In Your Name I pray.

Laura said...

I am praying for restoration, Joy. Dear, dear heart, He understands our weakness. What you have not the strength for, your sisters will do. We implore, plead, seek you, O Lord. Intervene in this situation. Help this poor man, beloved of our sister Joy. O Father, help this family. REstore their daddy's health. We believe in You for all good things. We trust in you, O God.

In Jesus' name. Amen.

Oh Dear said...

Prayed for you!!!