Friday, January 18, 2013

I can rejoice

Still, I trust You.

Although my heart aches and the burden feels almost too heavy to bear, I cast my eyes toward the heavens and look to You for sweet peace.

The pain I feel deep inside can only be erased with Your touch. The uncertainty and fear that grips me can only be replaced by Your loving Hand of comfort.  

The questions I have are answered with Your Holy whisper - " I AM the Lord, and there is none else."

I surrender my fear to Your mighty Hands. I place my complete trust in You. I bow my heart in awe of You and sense Your presence settle down upon me. It flows through me and permeates every part of my body.

I rest in the solace that floods my soul as I recognize that unmistakable serenity that I know can only come from You.

I praise You for who You are and I praise You for Your goodness and Your grace. For Your kindness and Your power. I praise You because You are worthy of my praise.

Even when things don't go the way we planned, I can rest in the knowledge that You, our Father, knows best. I know that Your plans reign Sovereign. Your plans are made to fulfill Your divine purpose in our lives. We simply must trust in what You are doing, and follow the path that You are paving for us. And I know that wherever this journey takes us, You will be there every step of the way.


Embracing us in Your mighty and secure arms. Holding us tight so we know the Truth of Your promise to never leave us or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5)

I am overwhelmed by the Truth of Your Word. You always do what You say You will do. When the testing comes, You are there and You anoint me with the power of Your sweet Holy Spirit. Thus giving me the ability to stand firm and walk in Your ways.

You help keep my feet planted securely on the Rock and prevent me from sinking into the pit of despair. When I falter, You are there to give me just the nudge I need to go on. You are so good to me.

Step by step. Moment by moment.

Strength to strength.

You carry me. You draw me close. And I rejoice.

I can rejoice because my Savior is something to rejoice about! I can rejoice because I know You are my refuge and my fortress. I can rejoice because I know that You are my deliverer. I can rejoice because I can remember where You have brought me from thus far.

I can rejoice simply because I can say, "I know Him and I have personally experienced His loving touch and power and might in my live over and over again"

I can rejoice simply because, You are who You say You are. And I love You with all of my being. 

You are so good.
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face
trials of many kinds. Because you know that the
testing of your faith produces perseverance."
James 1:2,3


HisFireFly said...

"I can rejoice simply because, You are who You say You are."

yes, this!

Kendra said...

Well mrs beth you are just an awesome woman of God!! After reading this even the more...i sent u a msg then i saw this!! Very encouraging word!! Thanks it just reminds me God will always encourage us, enable us , & empower us through every situation of life!!

Nana Jul said...

Step by step, moment by moment...I know this kind of need...I know this kind of LOVE - His Love keeps me moving forward. He is who he says He is...I trust in HIM - my confidence is in HIM. He is Faithful-always. You've been on my mind alot...and constantly in my prayers!
Love ya Beth!