September 10, 2012
God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, prayer, Prayer Blogs
Help in time of trouble, Isaiah 26:3
Keep your eyes on me…I love you…I will give you peace. I WILL help you!! Keep your mind on me and…trust me!
Last week I went through a difficult situation that is still ongoing. It’s very hard to get through ongoing difficult trials….but I have a secret for getting through them. You can apply this to ANY situation you may go through!! Here it is….. LOOK AT JESUS!!!, put your eyes and your thoughts on Jesus, look at His face, let His name fill your mind and when you do this God is faithful to fill your mind with peace! I did this and I’m doing this and I tell you….it works! You have to do this yourself…you have to reach out to the Lord and focus on Him. My situation is still ongoing… but I have peace. As soon as I look at my situation… the situation becomes scary and fear can creep in.
Here is a scripture that God gave us to help us: Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Get this scripture in your spirit and memorize it! Study all of God’s word because this is how you can be sure of what God can and will do for you!
This same thing happened to one of the greatest evangelist and his name was Peter. Jesus taught him a very great lesson in Mathew 14:29-30 Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Peter’s eyes started the trouble for him. He took His eyes off the master. Never take your eyes off Jesus for any reason!!!!! Jesus will not let go of you…but your peace of mind, your comfort, your spiritual security, your emotional support, your mental stability and your ability to “hang in there” comes from you….looking to JESUS!
Peter called out to Jesus after he started sinking…Peter had loss his sense of peace..but I tell you Jesus would not have let him drown!!! Jesus is there for us and the big point in my blog today is that we need to keep our mind and our eyes fixed on Jesus so that we don’t feel that sinking feeling and lose our peace of mind. iIf we don’t keep our mind on Jesus…we begin to carry our burdens and this is not God’s plan for us!
Message for today: I look to you oh Lord….I look to you! Not when all my hope is gone…but before my hope is gone! If you’ve got that sinking feeling about your situation…tilt your head back… look up…close your eyes and get a picture of Jesus in your head…look into His eyes…and trust in Him!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
I WILL look to the hills …because I know that’s where my help will come from!! I will focus my eyes on Jesus! I will concentrate on Him! When I do this I know I will have peace that passes all understanding. I need this peace! It keeps my blood pressure down…it keeps me from being anxious and stressed out! It keeps me from being afraid.(read Psalms 121:1-2)
July 2, 2011
God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, prayer, Prayer Blogs
Help in time of trouble
Romans 8:26-27 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
Do you remember that commercial from TV many years ago of a senior citizen who had fallen on the floor and she couldn’t get up. The commercial was to advertise a call button for her to wear to alert a company of an emergency situation. Well we have a call button too. The name of the provider is God and the helper is the Holy Spirit. Not only will He help you but He will pray for you when you are down for the count and cannot pray for yourself. In fact if all you can do at the time is moan He will understand what your need is and relay that to God.
Have you ever lost a loved one? When you first got the news, you may have cried from the depths of your heart and you had no words? What happened is the Holy Spirit who is already inside of you knew what was in your heart and mind and this information was immediately brought to God’s attention. You may not remember all of this happening, but the comfort came because you did get through it. You didn’t lose your mind or could not function because the Holy Spirit came to you and gave you comfort and strength. You pressed that call button and help arrived right on time.
Let’s change the commercial a bit……..I’ve fallen and I can get up!!!! Do you hear me….you can get up!! So if you are going through something right now and you’re crying and moaning and groaning because it’s so painful….press the call button……..you will get your cries answered…….you will get help…..someone is with you at all times….you are safe. You can get up!!
Psalms 28:9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up forever.
There have been times in my life that I couldn’t pray because of physical pain, sudden bad news, or an extremely awful situation. I knew the Lord was with me and although I could not feel it at that very moment through the suffering….when I look back over that difficult time, I can see God’s presence all over it. I could see how He brought me out. It’s good to meditate on these things so that the next time a crisis comes you will remember what God did and that He is present in EVERY situation. I’ve fallen and I can get up.
Don’t take all these benefits for granted. Have an ongoing relationship with the Lord, pray at all times. In the commercial you must go out and purchase the call button service….with the Lord’s Service to us you must be a part of His Company. A price was already paid for it and all you have to do is connect with it ( be born again) and the connection is available to you 24/7. Those of us who have this connection feel so protected…….right? Those who don’t have this connection…please email me in the sidebar and I will surely tell you how you can get connected. It’s free for you because the price has been paid and you get unlimited service and a lifetime guarantee.
Message for today: I’ve fallen and I can get up.