Friday, April 8, 2016

Difficult decissions

                                                     "Do not be anxious about anything,
                               but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving 
                                                       let your requests be made to God." 
                                                                                                    Philippians 4:6

Have you ever been faced with a difficult decision that you just don't know how to make? Or even worse have you been faced with a decision that you know the answer to but you don't like it? 

As Christians we have the promise that we will never have to make a decision alone. Unfortunately the reality is this doesn't always make it easier. No matter how much we know about God's love for us and the fact that he'll never leave us we still have that innate fear that was set into us that dreadful day in the Garden of Eden.

The last year has been filled with many ups and downs and many tough decisions have had to be made... Many more are yet to come.  Anyone who knows me would probably say that I'm a very determined person. A loyal person. A person who trys to "fix" any situation that comes up.

                                                        "But if any of you needs wisdom,
                                                           then you should ask God for it.
                                                                       God is generous.
                                                           He enjoys giving to all people
                                                          So God will give you wisdom."
                                                                                            James 1:5

Thank you God that I don't have to have all the answers. Thank you God that I can come to you and beg for wisdom and you will give it freely.

                                    "If you believe, you will get anything you ask for in prayer."
                                                                                           Matthew 21:22


As I sit here now typing, I am constantly trying to remind myself to " trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding" but fear continues to rear it's ugly head. Doubt. Worry. All the things that Satan loves to use so that we don't turn to the Lord. 

                                "Come to me all you people that are tired and have heavy burdens.
                                                                        I will give you rest.
                                                        Accept my work and learn from me.
                            I am gently and humble in spirit.  And you will find rest for your sounds.
                                                 Yes, the work that I ask you to accept is easy.
                                                  The burden I give you to carry is not heavy."
                                                                                          Matthew 11:28-30


               "I took my troubles to the Lord, I cried out to Him and He answered my prayer." 
                                                                                          Psalm 120:1

With the burdens of this world tumbling down I have to simply remember that the "Lord gives true peace to people who depend on Him, to people who trust in Him" and know that that is such a blessing that His children have.  All of his children. Whether you realize it or not, you are His child and he wants you to know that. He is a good good father.