Friday, December 18, 2009
Isaiah 40: 28-29 KJV; Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of this understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Verse 31: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.
Now this is all the encouragement you need when you have something that you can't seem to handle so thinking negatively isn't going to help you a bit...you have got to stand on His promises and believe and have faith and WATCH YOUR THOUGHTS.... and in so Change your thoughts and change your life.
I think what happens to us, is that we forget to think about what we are thinking about. Think about that! If we need something from God, we should pray for that need and then let it go and stop thinking about what if.....He doesn't answer our prayer or what if...the worse happens. I know this is not an easy task but as I have aged some, I have learned that I can't change somethings no matter how much I would like to. If I have taken it to Him and He doesn't fix it; there is nothing I can do unless He provides me another way to take care of it. He doesn't always fix things, but what He does send alternatives and we have to know that the worse thing in life is death.....we can make it through anything else with the help of our Father in Heaven. I hope you believe that. You may get to the point in your life that you feel like you had almost rather be dead and I know that some trials, especially those we do not create, are almost unbearable. But I also know that we can survive these things better if we change our thoughts and our thinking to God's will be done; it's in His hands, He knows all of the circumstances (and you probably do not) and only He can fix somthings. Even as hard as this is..and let it go, we will become stronger and more capable of handling the next situation with added power to endure with patience as the scripture states. Read verse 31 above again.
When we are searching for truths we must remember our Christian Prayer and not forget that we should pray continually and not just when we need something. I am reminded of this beautiful scripture which tells us the following about out thoughts:
Phillippians 4: 7-8 KJV: "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds(thoughts) through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoevery things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things". There is nothing left for me to say after that scripture about Christian Thinking and Thoughts. God Bless!