Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom. Isaiah 40:11
Let not my heart be troubled, oh Lord… So simply said, yet not so easily attained for many of us, with the trials and tribulations we are facing in this life on a daily basis. When we reflect back on our lives we see trials of triumphs, through the truth of Who remained along the journey. It is so easy to capture at a glance, it was I who forfeited and He who carried me through each day, moment by moment and because He prevails, so did I. So today, facing what I am facing, why am I not able to trust just a little more He will remain and carry me? I suppose it has a little to do with patience and a lot to do with a lack of Faith regarding the will to surrender my all to Him, to be what He is purposed to be in my life.
I wish I had the fortitude to simply impart this truth into another and into myself for that matter, but unfortunately I do not. This life is a journey. It is a call to be chosen, to be His, fully without regret. Oftentimes, the only way we can overcome our will is by forcibly knowing without Him we can accomplish nothing. Who’s footprints do we desire to see in going forward etched in the sands of time? Jesus and Jesus’s alone.
I surely trust Him easily, it is myself I do not trust. He promises to gather and carry His own. All we need to do is call upon Him to be there for us during trials and tribulations. He shall have His way, so my prayer is that we learn to trust Him before the storm begins, rather than crying out for Him in midst of the torrential downpours flooding our souls. May we begin to walk as His creation through a more proactive Faith walk, rather than cascading downward in a reactive mode. This is my petition for you, for me and for all of the Church Body.
Reveal Yourself to us Lord Jesus as the Shepherd You truly are in our yesterdays, today and our tomorrows.
God Bless You In His Love,
Footprints In The Sand
One night I had a dream…
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of my life flashed before us, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that many times along the path of my life, there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life. This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow You, You would walk with me all the way; But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why in times when I needed you the most, You should leave me.
The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child. I love you, and I would never, never leave you during your times of trial and suffering. When you saw only one set of footprints. it was then that I carried you. (Author – Undefined)