Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thoughts for Thursday


By Emily Farmer
I hope each of you are doing well this week. Today I want to share a word or two with you about struggling. Not to long ago I was reading my Bible and God's word just leaped right off the page at me. It was as if He was talking directly to me. I so hope that has happened to you at some point in your walk with Him. Have you ever been in a struggle with a certain situation? Do you feel one way and want God to agree with you? If there was ever anyone who struggled in the Bible it was Job. Yet in all his struggles he still believed and had faith in God. Can you honestly say you have faith in God these days and trying times?
In the verse Job 22:21(The Living Bible), Job is given this advice. " Stop quarreling with God! If you agree with Him, you will have peace at last, and things will go well for you." Wow! Does that hit you like a ton of bricks? It did me. Do you find yourself quarreling with God. I must admit I do. It also gave me a hope to know I could have peace if I only would agree with God. That is easier said than done. I know from experience. God longs to give us peace if we will only accept it. Another version uses the words "Yield now". Yield is a hard word to grasp because we feel like we are losing something. I ask you to yield to God and read His word and accept His peace he so freely gives.
I am so thankful for God's word and all the advice he reveals in the Bible for us to use. Think of the Bible as your own personal owners manual. God's word is alive and active. Heb. 4:12 (NLT) For the word of God is alive and powerful." The (NIV) version reads "living and active". Don't you want to experience that power. I depend on it and use it daily. I hope you do the same.
Read a Proverbs for the next week and see what you learn about God.
What is something you need to yield to God?
Press On Verses:
Job 23:12 " I have not departed from his commands, But, have treasured his words more than daily food. NLT

Ps. 29:11 "The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace." NLT
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Amanda said...

Thank you for this. I needed it this morning. :) I just re-started nursing school after taking an entire year off due to health issues (car accident, fibromyalgia, and liver disease) My 2nd week is almost over, but I'm still scared I can't do it, I'm too tired, etc. but you're right, I need to yield to God. xoxo

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