2 Corinthians 12:9-10

New International Version (NIV)

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Friday, September 23, 2011

When Darkness Seemed To Win

Darkness / OscuridadImage by victor_nuno via FlickrI witnessed something the other day, something somewhat difficult to explain.  It was like watching a Saint's game and they are losing and at the very last moment, the very last second something spectacular happens and they actually win.  But this wasn't a sports game, it wasn't a game at all.  This matter affected peoples lives, their livelihood.  This matter had already hurt and destroyed so many.  And yet again here is what, seeming to be thriving.

I found myself in court the other day.  Not for myself, but for support for someone that I care for dearly.  (I won't share the details to protect those involved.) It was an unusual case to say the least.  Their reasons for being there were not for the best interest of any anything but for the person that brought them there.  For reasons of spite and control.  For reasons to destroy and conquer.  As laughs, malicious grins and vindictive motives spued.  I couldn't help but hang my head.  To believe that people could be so cruel and be proud of it.

I had prayed about this for days, that God's will be done.  And then the worst cast scenario came true.  As the news was delivered I once again hung my head.  But this time to pray.  I couldn't accept that this was their fate.  I wasn't willing to watch this maliciousness profit without a fight.  I had to ask God if this was the way it was going to be.  If it was I was willing to accept it, but I just had to ask.

Awhile had passed and just when darkness seemed to win, the most unexpected happened.  I couldn't believe my ears, I thought I was dreaming.  This person who did these things out of spite and selfishness was stripped of all of their control and no longer had a leg to stand on.  No longer able to control and toy around with peoples lives. Although there was no victory, there was a great relief.  And despite the outcome, nobody won.

But this much is true, never underestimate God's ability to turn things around. Never underestimate that fact that He can make things new.  He create light in what seems to be the most dim situation. He is bigger then any of our problems and with Him all things are possible.  We just have to ask Him to take control. 

It truly breaks my heart to see things like this take place.  When selfishness and spite take control of peoples lives and they make it their mission to destroy those around them. I pray for them, mostly because I was once like them.  And I know that God that changed me also has the power to change them.

Psalm 27:1 (KJV) 1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Hebrews 4:12-13(NIV) 12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A God Who Has All Things

All things must pass.Image by Navy Blue Stripes via Flickr I had heard the song a thousand times.  I even knew the words by heart.  But in a moment, hearing a song I had heard so many times before, one line got to me, like I had never heard it before.

I was on my way to pick up my oldest from school the other day.  Thinking about everything going on. Questioning why God would want anything to do with me.  "I Need You To Love Me"  by Barlow Girl was playing on the radio.  I was singing along  and the line said "Cause You're a God who has all things, and still You want me."  I have heard this song a thousand and never realized that line.

It gave me goose bumps, it really made me think.  It was so true. It brought tears to my eyes. Here He is a God who has all things, anything, everything.  A God who is lacking nothing and can make anything out of nothing.  A God who lives in Heaven, in perfectness.  And still He wants me.  Why??   He could have done away with me and this old world a long time ago.  But He didn't.  His love is unfathomable, His love is unimaginable.  For a God who has everything He could possibly want,  He still wants me.  What kind of love is this??

1 John 4:9-10 (NIV)9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
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