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What is your hope founded on?

Hey guys! I normally do not give you much of a history as to where I come up with my blog ideas, but today I feel as if I should. Within in the last week I found out that a CLOSE friend of mine has stage four cancer, my grandmother was admitted into the hospital some serious problems, and just some other tough things. Needless to say it wasn’t the best way to start out 2010! Pretty much the last year has been a tough year, but nothing to do with death until now. Anyway, I knew that this praise God on Sunday and Wednesday thing wasnt going to cut it. You know what I’m talking about? The truth is I didnt feel like doing anything except crying….but what good would that do? There is nothing wrong with crying at all! I knew that it wouldn’t get me through the tough times though. I remembered a few verses though and that is what I’m holding on to! Tough times come… As hard as they may be they do. God gives us hope though! Here are a few verses that I’ve been holding on to!

Psalm 20:7-8 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord, our God. They collapse and fall, but we will rise and stand upright. (ESV)

Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (ESV)

Nehemiah 8:10b Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. (ESV)

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope! (ESV)

I’m not sure what you are going through or if you are going through anything at all, but I do know that whenever you go through something or whatever it is God’s word still remains! There have been times within the last few days that I felt as if I couldn’t stop the tears….yet the song “On Christ the solid rock I stand! All other ground is sinking sand..all other ground is seeking sand.” would come to my mind! I would just begin singing it as I went down the halls of the hospital! The nurses thought that i was crazy… but that’s fine with me! 🙂 Guys and girls, Jesus Christ is the only stable thing there is in this life!! Death comes…sadness comes…heart ache comes… yet on CHRIST the solid rock I stand!! Where do you stand? I pray that as you face different trails that you will claim God’s promises! In a day or so I’m going to share how God gave me the chance to share Christ with the lady while at the hospital! If you cant tell this week is going to be a good bit about suffering and trials. I really cannot stand sadness…at all. My parents will tell you! I can’t, but it is real. So, I think it is as great of time as ever to discuss it!

Also, If you are going through anything at all and would like for us to pray for you feel free to comment! We would love to pray for you and with you!

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