Sunday, October 9, 2011

God fights for us!

Beth Moore says in her Bible Study of the Psalms of Ascent, "Regardless of how long we have been Christians and how deeply we've studied God's Word, most of us don't really believe down in our marrow of our bones that God is entirely, wholeheartedly and unwaveringly on our side." Have you ever felt this way?

Most of us will try to convince ourselves that we actually do think God is on our side. If we really thought that, then we wouldn't have so many actions that suggest otherwise. Our fears, anxieties and insecurities admit it for us. We think that at best God just tolerates us and we are lucky enough to have Him do that.

I will admit that sometimes I feel this way.

Now, I know this is not true and a lie that Satan likes to tell us. God has proven time and time again that He does indeed care for us. And He has told us so in the Bible, if we just take the time to read and study it. I admit, I can do much better in this area.

I have friends who have been praying and trusting the Lord for a long time that He would bring along their other half. They truly desire to be married, as I desire to have children. I know other people that also desire to have children and it constantly consumes every thought and minute of their lives. I am sure that others also have "desires" that they desperately want and are waiting for God's timing. In the mist of the waiting, it is very natural to doubt that the Lord has good things for us. It is a good reminder: "The longer the Lord has us wait, the better the story will be" ~ Steve Monahan.

And even if God decides to bless us with children, the waiting never really ends. We will wait for our teenagers to come home from school, after school outings, dates, etc.; or wait at the doctor for good test results when our kids are little. Ultimately we will wait for the day when we can finally go Home to Heaven to be with Jesus. Life is unpredictable. Because of the unpredictable nature of life, it is so important to trust in the Lord daily and make Him our everything.

We must not fear that the Lord is out to get us or that He wants bad things for us. If we do, I am more fearful that we will MISS HIS BLESSING.

In Joshua 23:9-10, "God has driven out superpower nations before you. And up to now, no one has been able to stand up to you. Think of it, one of you, single-handedly, putting a thousand on the run! Because God is God, your God. Because He fights for you, just as he promised you!"

GOD FIGHTS FOR US! How cool is that! :) 

In Matthew 7:7-11 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
   “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!"

What a good reminder that God only has our best interests at heart! 

Again He tells us in Jeremiah 29:11 "I know what I am doing. I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hoped for. When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I will listen. When you come looking for me, you will find me. I will make sure you won't be disappointed."

Thankfully the Lord is always in control and there will be times when He asks us to trust Him and wait on His perfect timing. During these times we may feel like God is against us or just merely tolerates us; however, in those times we can rest assured that He is fighting for us!

John 13:7 "You do not understand now what I am doing but it will be clear to you soon enough."

Romans 8:28-39 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
   “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

These are just a few messages from God to us that He loves us and wants the very best for us. The Bible is full of God's love because God is love. I do not know exactly why God is allowing us to go through infertility when thousands of mothers abort their children. The only thing I do know is that I trust Him through this time in my life. I know we have something to learn through this and whether or not we have a baby, we will always have God and because of Him we also have each other. I wouldn't trade those 2 things for a baby any day.  

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