Nailing it Down

Isaiah 26:(Amplified Bible)
3 You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.
4 So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].
via Isaiah 26:2-4 – Passage Lookup – Amplified Bible – BibleGateway.com.

Charles Spurgeon went to live with JESUS almost 60 years before I was born but his words are often a means that ABBA uses to speak correction and comfort to me. This morning is one of those mornings.  Click HERE if you would like a little more information about Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

In part my reading from Morning and Evening — the Morning selection said this:

“for the very essence of anxious care is the imagining that we are wiser than God, and the thrusting ourselves into His place to do for Him that which He has undertaken to do for us.  We attempt to think of that which we fancy He will forget; we labour to take upon ourselves our weary burden, as if He were unable or unwilling to take it for us.”

Now I don’t know about you but I didn’t like that at first reading. And he got tougher on me with this:

“Now this disobedience to His plain precept, this unbelief in His Word, this presumption in intruding upon His province, is all sinful.”

Who would have thought that our anxious care – our worrying – is arrogance in disguise? When we refuse to take our burdens, our anxious cares, our worries to the LORD and LEAVE them with Him, we have professed ourselves to be wiser than GOD ALMIGHTY. Not only that we are calling into question His Love for us.

So again this morning Charles Spurgeon hit the nail on the head.  But you know what? That slight sting that comes with agreeing with the HOLY SPIRIT that I have sinned is way over shadowed by the comfort and the joy of having a word picture firmly in place to help me trust more surely my DADDY GOD who is Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent.

And so I offer this to you this Thursday morning that you may have that same comfort and joy.

ABBA, thank You. You are so AWESOME. So willing and able to take care of us. And I have some cares and concerns. Some people that have huge challenges and I am praying now for help for them, even that You would heal them, take away completely cancers and imbalances in their bodies. In particular I am thinking of Diana this morning.  I don’t like what the doctors found, I don’t like what it means for her and I could cry out with others it’s not fair and it’s not but based on Your Word I am choosing to trust You with this and wait to see your Glory in it. And not just with Diana but others — Kerri, Elaine, Megan, Halli, Gracie, Ken, Dawn, and others — so many. And the death and destruction in Joplin and the continued aftermath here in Alabama and other places – all of it, ABBA, it’s impossible to explain or understand but this I know; for those who will trust You, You will prove You are faithful and kind and worthy of their adoration.  HOLY SPIRIT, help people trust You, the GOD we cannot see but Who we can KNOW more fully and more wonderfully than even the people we can see.  And as we close this time I pray for each one who comes to this screen to read and pray that You will answer the cares and concerns of their hearts and that they will embrace Your love for them. I pray this day will be a red letter day for them in JESUS Name. Amen and amen.

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Love being His Handmaiden,
Kathie

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