Saturday, February 28, 2009

No change

The Christian knows no change with regard to God.

He may be rich to-day and poor to-morrow;
he may be sickly to-day and well to-morrow;
he may be in happiness to-day, to-morrow he may be distressed--
but there is no change with regard to his relationship to God.

If He loved me yesterday, He loves me to-day.
My unmoving mansion of rest is my blessed Lord.

Let prospects be blighted;
let hopes be blasted;
let joy be withered;
let mildews destroy everything;
I have lost nothing of what I have in God.
He is "my strong habitation whereunto I can continually resort."

I am a pilgrim in the world, but at home in my God.
In the earth I wander, but in God I dwell in a quiet habitation.
~C.H. Spurgeon

Friday, February 27, 2009

Asking God WHY

My friend, Mary, has posted a poignantly beautiful poem on her blog...Perhaps it will touch other hearts who have come before God with an honest, confused "WHY?"

The Question of a Disappointed Woman

Do you think that the infinite God cannot fill and satisfy your heart?
~Francois de la Mothe Fenmon

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

And in that cloud thou shalt behold My face

I came across this poem today, and found it to be a perfect compliment to my post some weeks back, about foggy days reminding me of God's presence. May this be a word of encouragement and hope to those of you who find yourself in a cloudy place today. He is there with you. Immanuel.

The Cloud
I thought the way upon the mountainside
Would lead to certain clearness; but my Guide
Whose thought was otherwise
Led to a cloud which blotted out the skies.

I feared to enter into that great cloud,
And fearing, cried aloud,
"O patient Guide, I fear;
Be not far from me now, with trouble near."

"Let not thy heart be troubled. Could I cease
To care for thee?
Can vapors cancel peace, My gift of peace?
O rest in Me.
I wait to meet thee in that cloudy place,
And in that cloud thou shalt behold My face."
~Amy Carmichael

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Trust and obey

"Trust in the LORD, and do good;
so shalt thou dwell in the land,
and verily thou shalt be fed."
Psalm 37:3

God does not expect us to argue with Him when He tells us to do something. He doesn't expect us to apply human logic to our circumstances. He simply expects us to obey and trust Him...If you trust God's Word, you will never regret it. Obedience allows you to operate despite seemingly impossible circumstances, because Jesus is more powerful than everything we can see or touch.
-Brother Yun in Living Water