Thursday, September 25, 2008

Faith_Lift Friday(God is so Good)

Sometimes I just stand in amazement of how the Lord works. Once again, here I sat on a Thursday night.. I was wondering what I should write about for my faith-lift Friday post.. and since nothing was really being laid on my heart, I said in my head.. forget it, I just wont post one this week, I was about ready to turn off the computer and go watch Greys when I thought i would check my blog comments and I found a comment from Melanie on my Leave It There post.. which got me thinking of how the Lord works. How God uses circumstances in one persons life to be blessings to another..

I have seen this many times this week.. Starting with my post last Friday.. I was worried sick, a lady in TX who I had only meet once while visiting with my sister, wrote a bible study MONTHS ago.. I'm behind on the study.. but God knew I was behind and he USED that bible study I was behind on to talk to me JUST WHEN I NEEDED IT.. I write my faith lift post.. My sister in TX reads it that Friday after I wrote it.. and shares it with the lady who wrote it.. God uses that to encourages her when she was having a day when she really needed it.. WOW!!! God is good..

Then later in the week, when worry starts to kick back in and I gave room to it for a minute.. God lays on my heart the song Leave it there.. I post about that.. and God uses that too. GOD is Good.

Then there was last night.. When I went to spend time in Gods word I thought about doing the next bible study I'm on with The Roost bible study(which would have been lesson 15) but for reasons I didn't know at that time.. God lead me away from that just to do a small devotional instead..

Ok bear with me.. I need to give a little update on DH's job

On Wednesday DH's company did lay offs.. DH made it and got to keep his job, instead of going down to 32 hours a week, they are going to work 4 days a week 10 hours a day.. There is alot more.. to this.. things don't look good for the long run.. Praise God we have an income now.. but they told the people they laid off, they will not be coming back, they had a supervisor take an early retirement.. and the future of the company doesn't look bright.. BUT last night God gave me perfect peace.. I slept like a baby.. and this morning(Thursday morning) I woke up for the 1st time not feeling sick from nerves. I really didn't give this matter any thought at all today.. I was just so Thankful for God providing our needs for this week and not worrying at all about what the weeks ahead might look like.

Then this evening I get a phone call from my dad, who out of love and concern.. wanted to let me know that given everything going on at DH's company.. that he didn't think DH would have a job come 2009 and that the plant will close it's door.. I tell ya I hung up the phone and the knot came right into the pit of my stomach and the fear started to set in.. God popped a verse right into my head.

Matthew6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

I thanked God and went on with the rest of my evening, with a fear keep popping into my head every so often.. that I would have to force myself not to dwell on.

Then DH left for work, the kids went to bed and it was my time to get away with God.. and I wanted to get right back with the Roost Bible study.. Lesson #15..

There was God again..Right there talking right to me.. Just like he was last Thursday night when I opened lesson 13..

ONLY this week.. in big bold print.

Be not afraid

Right there.. just a hour or so after my talk with my dad when the fear kept creeping in.. God is telling me BE NOT AFRAID

I tell you, We have an amazing God.. Last night I almost opened this lesson to do it, but God lead me in a different direction.. He knew that tonight at that very moment I would need to know that He says.. Be not afraid. God is so Good.

I don't want to keep copying Nancy's work but There were just some stuff in Lesson #15 that just touched me and spoke to me so much I really do feel lead to share them

"Life is precarious, but God's plan is working out perfectly. We may be surprised by trials, traumatic events, and temptations, but God isn't. He has promised us that all things are for our good and His glory.
Don't forget, God is good. Always good.
Remember this. Write this fact on your heart. Tell yourself continuously, especially when life throws you a curve.
Circumstances change, God doesn't. He is the same today as He was yesterday and will be forever (Hebrews 13:8). The real question is whether or not we truly believe His goodness and His sovereignty in our situations."(
written by Nancy in the Roost spring bible study lesson #15)

and the other thing God really spoke to me though was this.

"While fear is an emotional response to threat or danger, we have to guard against indulging ourselves and inadvertently falling prey to its power. Unless we take our thoughts captive our sin can spiral out of control and we can "create" fears from our "what ifs." Our sinful imaginations become the kindling for a fire that eventually consumes and controls us.
Fear is a thief. It robs us of the present and steals our future. Fear paralyzes us with the "possibilities" of the "what ifs" in life. Living under a spirit of fear is debilitating, discouraging and dishonoring to God. However, there is great news. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, and love, and a sound mind."(
written by Nancy in the Roost spring bible study lesson #15)

WOW WOW and WOW...

Amazing.. The way the Lord works. how he uses circumstances in our life to bring us closer to him, to teach us, to grow us. and then the way he ties all things together, when what is happening in ones persons life to help another person or to encourage another person..

Or how even something I looked at as sort of being wrong.. you know falling way behind in a bible study, was all part of his perfect plan for my life. God knew just when I would need these lessons even if I didn't have a clue at the time..

I know I said it before.. But GOD IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD.

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DidiLyn said...

I want to know how God could be there, so obviously, with you when you needed Him, but AT THE SAME TIME, He was here with me...comforting, reminding and loving.
God IS good, KC. You are right when you are right. I'll pray for the job situation and continued peace today.

Courtney said...

He is good, all the time! I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. Everything will work out the way it's supposed to, try to remember that!

Midlife Mom said...

Yes, God is good! Wonderful post KC!