Monday, September 19, 2011
Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. Psalms 107:19
Today was a really stressful day for me today and it showed in my face and in my demeanor. The problems and issues of life were weighing on me pretty heavily and in trying to do things in my own strength, I found that I was totally weak. Now one thing I am sure we all have had happen us, when we are down or seem like we are not happy, the folks who are unsaved love to point out the fact that we are Christians and we should always be happy and sunshine filled. "You are a christian so why are you sad?" they say. "If you follow such a loving God, we are you sad?" I have heard from friends and family.
And that thought was running around in the spirit for a while today. In my weaken state, the enemy was telling me that I was not a good Christian because I was not happy and joyful and that my faith was weak and I should be ashamed. But before he could get a strong foothold, I went to where every child of God should go when they need guidance: the Word of God! If you do a search just on the word "cry" just in Psalms you will find so many verses where David, who was beloved of God. cried out to God in his distress. And I haven't even started on the other books of the Bible. God never said that we will have bright sunny days and be smiling all the time but He did promise that He will always be there for those who call on Him! From the Old Testament to the promise of Jesus Christ who said that whoever calls on His Name shall be saved, God is always there for those who cry out to Him. That is one of the most often things about God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They know that we are going to have trials and troubles here on earth, But through out His Word, God promises us that if we seek Him, if we cry out to Him, He will be there.
So brothers and sisters in Christ, don't be afraid to cry out to God. It doesn't mean your faith is weak. Just look at it as another opportunity to call upon our Father and do what He knows that we are going to do so that He can do what He has promised to His Children.
Read God's Word as much as you can my friends and just as food builds up the body, God Word will build up your soul.
Thank you for reading my blog and I pray that you are as blessed reading this as I was writing it.
In Jesus Name