Friday, April 8

I asked Him to do it.

We've had an uncertainty placed before us. With out much of a warning. And my first instinct was to panic, to busy myself with fixing it. Grasping at any idea that might be a solution.

But God.

But God stepped in before I could work myself from panic to anxiety, and He used my wonderful God-fearing family in Christ to grab a hold of me. He wanted to remind me that I asked Him to do something great in my life, to show Himself to me in a glorious and personal way. I want Him to work in my life, even if it means that we must face adversity in order to do so.

Now He has allowed for that to happen. He is faithful!

Even though I know God has this all under control, I waver from faith and begin to stress. But this morning He met me were I was at and He gave me a song to sing, until I see His glory in all of this! Something I can cling to and claim while I wait upon the Lord.

Psalm 9
I will thank you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.

My enemies turn away in retreat; they are overthrown and destroyed before you. For you have judged in my favor; from your throne, you have judged with fairness. You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have wiped out their names forever. My enemies have met their doom; their cities are perpetual ruins. Even the memory of their uprooted cities is lost.

But the LORD reigns forever, executing judgment from his throne. He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness.

The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O LORD, have never abandoned anyone who searches for you.

Sing praises to the LORD who reigns in Jerusalem. Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds. For he who avenges murder cares for the helpless. He does not ignore those who cry to him for help.

LORD, have mercy on me. See how I suffer at the hands of those who hate me. Snatch me back from the jaws of death. Save me, so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem's gates, so I can rejoice that you have rescued me. The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others. They have been caught in their own trap.

The LORD is known for his justice. The wicked have trapped themselves in their own snares. The wicked will go down to the grave. This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God. For the needy will not be forgotten forever; the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.

Arise, O LORD! Do not let mere mortals defy you! Let the nations be judged in your presence!
Make them tremble in fear, O LORD. Let them know they are merely human.


Colleen Rodriguez said...

Katie, thank you for sharing this. It really spoke to me.

Jaclyn Zornes said...

I am right there with you, sister! I try to fix things for God all the time. I only end up frustrated, humbled and reminded that He is able- more than able to handle it ALL. :-) I have a hard time, especially when it comes to money, with trying to plan it all out for God. If I save enough then we will be ok, if I spend less we will make it, etc. It is HE who provides and it is HE who can take it all away. Uh, I will be blogging more about this soon on Fridays because it is such a struggle for me! Anyway, thank you for your testimony and reminding me to trust in the Lord for all things.


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