Note to Self:

October 31, 2008 at 10:59 pm 2 comments

Just thought I’d put this down officially for myself tonight…

…and why would I want to do that?

“those who put their hope in the Lord will never be disappointed” (Psalm, The Holy Bible)

NEVER?  That’s what it says.  Why?  I don’t know how.  But, I know that He has a better plan than I could.  His plans are always the most merciful. His plans make things happen that would not otherwise happen.  His plans make ways for possibilities. His plans are sure. His plans are loving. His plans make the most of things. His plans can be trusted (even when I do not see).  His plans are for the good, the very best.  His plans answer our prayers.  His plans are higher, nobler, more trustworthy than mine.  His plans bring him the most glory possible to the growth of his kingdom, which is to be my utmost goal.  His plans never leave anything unturned. His plans are all-knowing.

And because of those things {somebody keep reminding me}…I can totally, trust, fully, surely, absolutely, positively, undeniably, irrevokably, indeterminately, most assuredly, without a shadow of a doubt…trust Him. I can give him everything I’ve got without holding back, without holding on, without fear, without tremor, without hesitation, without wavering, without faltering, without worry, fear, care, or concern…because His love is so great, greater than I have ever or will ever know.

I can “lie down in safety, because you, Oh, Lord, are will me” (and with those I love).  “I can lie down in peace and sleep, because thou, oh Lord, art with me”  (Psalms, The Holy Bible).

You are our Rock.  There is no God like our God.

When David said in a Psalm “say unto my soul…”, I totally get that.  I can know this stuff and yet, in times like this, I keep saying, “Say unto my soul, Lord”…speak it back to me.  Remind me of the things I forget, of the things that should hold me fast, of the things doubt replaces.  Lord, SAY TO MY SOUL!

And…when I am still.  And when I keep going.  And when I am spent with worry.  He speaks.  Tenderly.  A little bit at a time, until I am ready to receive more, and then He just keeps going and going…speaking to my soul.

I love the Lord my God.  Because of what Jesus did, He lives in me, He speaks, He reminds me of His words, just as he promised he would.  He saves my sanity.  He is “the lifter of my head” (Psalm).

Keep lifting me, Lord.  You deserve all my confidence.  You are my hope.  From weakness to strength to weakness to strength, you are there.  Thank you.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ann @ Holy Experience  |  November 2, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Just beautiful, dear heart.
    Thank you.

  • 2. Merrie  |  November 2, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Thank you! That was much needed in troubling times!

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