I really feel to share this with you. Not to relate anything for any other purpose except to show the faithfulness of God when you are trying to be, (and do) all He has called you to be. Someone will always be there to try to bring you down or try to cause you to get your eyes off the goal that is set before you... DON'T LET IT HAPPEN!
This morning I was once again faced with the comment that I will never make it if the day comes when I am on my own. It's so hard to address a comment like that without getting into an argument; and I am so tired of it. God always has taken care of me, and will continue to do so... I immediately went to God for an answer to stop anything that would rise up in me that would not be pleasing to God.
My prayer: Lord, please give me something...something to specifically address this particular attack (that comes on a regular basis.)
He immediately sent me to my spiral notebook where I have been taking notes on my study of the Psalms with C.S. Spurgeon. My last entry was:
C.S. Spurgeon on Psalm 37
"Commit your way unto the Lord, trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass"
"The ploughman sows and harrows, and then leaves the harvest to God. What else can he do? He cannot cover the heavens with clouds, or command the rain, or bring forth the sun or create the dew. He does well to leave the whole matter with God; and so to all of us is truest wisdom, having obediently trusted in God, to leave the results in His hands, and expect a blessed issue."
"The steps of a good man (woman) are ordered by the Lord. He delights in his (her) way."
"All his (her) course of life is graciously ordained, and, in lovingkindness, all is fixed, settled, and maintained. No reckless fate, nor fickle chance rules us (her); our (her) every step is the subject of divine decree."
"And in the days of famine they (she) shall be satisfied."
"If God is our (her) inheritance, we (she) need not worry about the price of wheat. Mildew, smut, and bent are all in the hands of the Lord. Unbelief cannot save a single ear from being blasted, but faith, if it do not preserve the crop, can do what is better, namely preserve our (her) joy in the Lord."
Thank you, Lord, for confirming the truth of what I know in the very deepest part of my soul, and allowing me to rest in Your truth and faithfulness!
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