God is my helper

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

The war is on and it is often not outside of your home, but within, it might not even be within your home, it may be within you. Yes that is how it has felt around my home lately. I realize that God through His Holy Spirit is trying to teach each one of us a life lesson, and through this lesson we will all learn to lean into him in a deeper way and to trust him a little more. To be honest though I am exhausted and would love a holiday, yes I know that I am trying to run away from it all, but I can fantasize can’t I?

One of the things I believe he is revealing to me at the moment is my response to things, and the question I have had to ask myself is; Why do I respond to certain situations the way I do? Am I doing out of learnt behaviors from previous hurts or am I doing it because it is a legitimate response at the time?

I must admit as I wrestle with these questions and many more, I have felt alone and overwhelmed. This my dear friends is a great tactic of the enemy as he wants to isolate us from others so that we fall into a place of fear and self pity.

I once again came to the realization that the only way to successfully walk through this time of learning, stretching and pulling of my faith and character is to cry out to God. I know what you must be thinking, well duh!!

I am sure that you knew that already and should have been doing that, well I have, but I like many people, wait until it all piles up and I feel like I can’t handle it anymore and then I start really screaming loudly to God for help.

It is very comforting to know that when I do call on him to help me, that he will and does come to my rescue. That he loves me and whatever I may have to go through is ultimately for my good. I was once again comforted by this great Psalm 63 and I know that as you read it, it will refresh you as well.

Take a few moments and read through this Psalm a few times, allow the truth of God’s great love and his help, refresh you.

No matter what the circumstance you might find yourself in I know that he will meet you exactly where you are, whether you are in a place of great joy or in the deepest of sorrows, God loves you.

You need to know, that even when you feel like you are under attack where ever you might turn, God is your helper and you can hide under the shadow of his great and mighty wings.

 Psalm 63 
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you;

my soul thirsts for you,

my body longs for you,

 in a dry and weary land where there is no water.     
I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.     
Because your love is better than life,

my lips will glorify you.     
I will praise you as long as I live,

and in your name I will lift up my hands.     
My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;

with singing lips my mouth will praise you.     
On my bed I remember you;

I think of you through the watches of the night.     
Because you are my help,

I sing in the shadow of your wings.     
My soul clings to you;

your right hand upholds me.     
They who seek my life will be destroyed;

they will go down to the depths of the earth.     
They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.     
But the king will rejoice in God;  

all who swear by God’s name will praise him,

while the mouths of liars will be silenced.

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