Tuesday, January 4, 2011

God of Comfort

My mother going home to Jesus was bittersweet. To see her in so much pain and for her to get her healing is the sweet part. I am human though. Her passing has left me at times with tormentous grief. Some nights I have cryed so hard. I have seen things happen and be heartbrokened. These past months I ask God "WHY?"

Why does my little brother have to grow up without a mom? Why did she have to go just when I was about to enter adulthood? Why couldn't she have stayed? Why do we have to go through so much pain? Why? Why?

The other day something happened and I was wondering about pain and WHY? God lovingly reminded me

"If we did not have or know pain, how would we know His comfort."

I do not have all the reasons and purposes "Why?" My mother had to leave. But God does. He sees the bigger picture. Whenever I question Him. He reminds me of His Love and Care. That He just did not rip her from our lives to be mean, but to show His Love and Mercy. He is the God of all comfort. I could not have made it without Him. Never, Ever could have I.

Maybe you haven't lost a loved one. Maybe you have broke up with your boyfriend/girlfriend or had a huge dissapointment about life. God is there. Through Rain or Shine. 24/7! Just give Him your pain and loss. He will fill you with joy and completeness. In Isaiah 51:12 it says

"I, even I, am He that comforteth you...."

Isaiah is filled with verses about the Lord comforting His people.

"For the Lord shall comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places:

and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert

like the Garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein,

thanksgiving, and the voice of Melody."

~Isaiah 51:3

Jesus knows how to comfort our hearts. For He knows exactly what we are going through.

"Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows"

~Isaiah 53:4

I will finish with one last verse out of Psalms 23. This is one of the most well known Psalms. Last year I believe was the first time it really had an impact on me and I thought of this verse as I was writing this post.

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil:

For Thou art with me:

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me"

Blessings and Love,


Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year's Prayer

I was reading the "Dear Abby" section today in the newspaper. Someone had sent in a prayer by St. Francis. I personally love this prayer, because it sums up what our light for Christ should be.

"Lord make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me show love;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
and Where there is sadness, joy;
O' Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much to seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
For it is giving that we recieve,
It is pardoning, that we are pardoned
and it is dying that we are born to
Eternal Life"

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

So it is 2011 :) Wow a fresh new year... I am 3 hours and 53 minutes into it :0)

Here a few minutes ago I opened up my Bible and it opened to Matthew 6:21
"For where your treasure is, there will be your heart be also"
I try not to make New Year Resolutions, because I usually end up not keeping them.
What I do want to think of is "Where my Heart is?" That is what I challenge you also. As we leave an old year behind. Reach into this new year with a Heart for GOD. For the reward of the treasure is far beyond what we can imagine.