"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Monday, November 23, 2009

THE WORST IS NEVER THE WORST


At the Women of Faith conference on Saturday, a scripture verse was shared that I had never seen before in its true light and changed my perspective on how I approach God.

Lamentations 3:28-30

When life is heavy and hard to take,
go off by yourself. Enter the silence.
Bow in prayer. Don't ask questions:
Wait for hope to appear.
Don't run from trouble. Take it full-face.
The "worst" is never the worst.


A lesson from Jeremiah who focused his attention on God to see him through his trials.

I continue to ask God to take away my irrational fears especially. Giving it up to Him. To show me insight into what I need to see in myself and even others to help and encourage.

As of late, I have been asking God specifically for a new "independent" and "freeing" direction in my life.


18 comments:

  1. May God lead you in the right direction for your life my friend, love you.

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  2. stuck-in-the-middleNovember 23, 2009

    JBR all these months I've seen the improvement in you and the guidence you call upon. Hang in there.

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  3. i really like that piece... patience. wait. hope. don't give up faith. it WILL happen...

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  4. "He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope. "Lamentations 3:28, 29.

    Thus the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt that the only hope for him in the extremity of his sorrow was to make complete submission to God, and to lie in the very dust before him.

    It seems to me that such conduct as this, which is characteristic of every truly gracious man in his hour of trouble, should also be the mark of all who are seeking God's grace, those who are not yet saved, but who are conscious of their need of salvation. I must, surely, be speaking right into the heart of some who are feeling the crushing weight and heavy burden of their guilt. If you cannot do anything else, dear friends, do what these two verses say, in order that, afterwards, you may be able to take that grand gospel step of faith in Jesus Christ which will certainly bring you into peace and joy.

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  5. Thank you. I needed to hear that.

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  6. Keep pursuing God and He will direct your paths and the way you should go. God bless.

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  7. Just visited your blog for the first time. You are on the way!! Keep pursuing God...HE knows you are there and He is already at work. He LOVES the heart that honestly desires Him.

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  8. And as you remain trusting in Him, He will surely show you a way! Blessings.

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  9. I'm sure this will be the right way to go! Blessings!

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  10. Thank you for the follow!! I JUST posted something about fear myself. Bless you! Beth

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  11. You'r always an encouragement to read. Desiring the heart of God. Keep it up.

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  12. I absolutely loved the Lamentations quote:
    When life is heavy and hard to take,
    go off by yourself. Enter the silence.
    Bow in prayer. Don't ask questions:
    Wait for hope to appear.
    Don't run from trouble. Take it full-face.
    The "worst" is never the worst.
    What version of the Bible does it come from? I'm still reading the NIV version from my youth, but at a wedding yesterday, the pastor read an awesome version of I Cor. 13, and when I asked, he said it was from the "Message."
    I love believing that worst-case scenarios rarely pan out, and God is there responding to our hope. Love, Chris

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  13. Thank you for sharing that verse! I have never heard of it, but like how it says not to hide from trouble. Take care! <3

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  14. I love following your adventure in Christ! Your reflections on God are thought provoking, to say the least. You're going far girl!

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  15. Thank you all for your comments! You are so wonderful.

    Chris: This scripture is indeed taken from the Message Bible.

    Blessings....

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  16. Why do we often turn to others with our problems instead of first going off and talking to God? I have actually been doing that more and more though.

    Thanks for stopping by Heart Choices yesterday. I want to keep in touch with you as we both are on this journey together; learning and growing and trusting.

    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  17. Thank you for this encouraging message....

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