Saturday, July 19, 2008

A bruised reed He will not break, A smoldering wick He will not snuff out

It is good to be reminded that no matter what lies ahead or behind Jesus has got my back. I remember just a few months ago being so full of hope. Hope for the future, hope for dismal situations. Hope for the pessimist and the optimist. Hope enough to make the world go round. Some things between now and then have happened and it not as though I am hopeless by any means, it 's just I feel like a bit of the wind  of hope has been taken from my sails and I am barely moving across the ocean in my sailboat of hope.
 Yet, today something happened that reminded me to keep hoping in Christ for all things in my life. I prayed a prayer for a simple need and in less that 10 minutes it was answered.  It reminded and convicted me that I have not because I ask not. There are so many times that I move so quickly from having a need, to then being anxious about that need, to then trying to figure out how to meet that need myself, when all the while I never even stopped to ask for help. Why is it that I forget to ask Jesus for help? He longs to help me.
 This  reminds me of how God placed Moses in the cleft of the rock so he could display the magnitude of His glory better. I often think that in times when His help is most needed and I don't ask for it , it disappoints God.  I believe He longs for the opportunities where He can prove himself faithful again and again to me.  I believe He loves me so much that even the simplest of needs is important to Him.  I believe that He is who he says He is and His promises are true and reliable and can be taken to the bank.  


TPluckyT said...

Very encouraging and I was happy to read this this morning . . . Thank you!

Erica said...

This is a good reminder for me as well, Noel.

Jen in Budapest said...

I'm in a similar boat Noel. And every once in awhile His truth comes along to blow some wind on the boat and keep me moving. That constant love is provision for my soul. He will not leave me stranded and i will not sink in the despairs of the day but will set my sail. Also, I'm anchored. His love for me is constant and when I look to that I remember that I can't be tossed about by other things. Love you sis. Hope the camp was good. Miss you.

Chemane said...

Noel, I love the way your words stir my soul! Thank you so much, I appreciate you! :)

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