Monday, March 17, 2008

"Yes Lord"

Why, Lord?

No, Lord!

But I don't understand, Lord!

I don't want to, Lord!

Don't doubt God.

No matter what, we always are doubting Him. And how stupid! King of all creation, Master of the universe, He who controlls everything. When He does something, we get angry, confused, upset. And we want to know why, how, what good is going to come out of it. We want to be in control, we want to know what's going on. We just have to trust. Just trust.

Trust is all we can do. Is all we should do. God doesn't tell us all the answers, He does not give us every reason, or all the solutions, He just wants us to love Him, trust Him, walk in Him day by day. We aren't supposed to know all the answers, we couldn't handle them. We merely need to trust, and rely on Him. He will not let us fall, He will not let our enemy overtake us, he promises us these things over and over in the Bible. Instead of refusing Him we should accept Him with our whole hearts. Instead of all the above phrases in italics, no amtter what, our answer should be, "Yes, Lord."

We are going to get confused, angry, have questions, doubts, and that is okay- don't hide those feelings! Come to Him with them, He knows everything about you. Talk to Him about what you feel- but when you hear His voice, when you hear Him telling you to do something, obey. When something happens that you don't understand, that scares you, frightens you, causes doubts or anger- don't take it out on God and complain. Just know that this is all a part of His master plan. No matter how terrible it may seem, He has everything worked out, and we can't see that, but we know it. We know it's in His hands, and what comfort that brings me! What comfort that brings my soul to know that He will protect me, and no matter how blind I am to His reasons, He has his arms around me.

Trust.

That's what this post is about. I guess because it's something I'm going through. It probably seems like I'm saying the same things over and over and you may be tired of reading these posts, but this is what I'm experiencing in my heart. I want to know, I just want things to happen, but I have to know He has it all worked out for His good purpose. His plan will prevail. It will, and I just have to trust that no matter how scary things seem, everything is perfect in His presence. That is where I want to dwell, not just during morning or evening prayertime, not during Youth or CCF, always. Every second of every day, in His presence, cause when I am there, I am safe. When I am in His presence, when my heart aches to do His will, I am safe from Satan, I will be protected. I just have to trust in Him.

It sounds easy, but it's not. But the concept is really simple- love Christ. Meditate on His word. When He does something, we don't always know why, but we can trust that He does, and that all will be well.

Trading My Sorrows (Yes Lord)

I'm trading my sorrows
I'm trading my shame
I'm laying them down
For the joy of the Lord

I'm trading my sickness
I'm trading my pain
I'm laying them down
For the joy of the Lord

We Say
Yes Lord yes Lord
Yes yes Lord
Yes Lord yes Lord
Yes yes Lord
Yes Lord yes Lord
Yes yes Lord
Amen

I am pressed but not crushed
Persecuted not abandoned
Struck down but not destroyed
I am blessed beyond the curse
For His promise will endure
That His joy's gonna be my strength

Though the sorrow may last for the night
His joy comes with the morning

-Repeat Lyrics-

Notice how many times this songs says "yes Lord". Our hearts should jump at the chance to trust in Him. To do His will, and not rely on ourselves, but on Him. No matter what. Even when we get scared, trust will save us. No, His love will save us. But through trust in Him, we recieve His love and comfort.

Trust means giving everything over to Jesus. Giving Him the power to break you, but knowing He will guide you in the way that is right.

And when you have sorrows and shame, when you are persecuted, when you are struck down, it is so easy to get down. But we just need to cast these things away and delight in His word and His love and His will.

The concept is simple.

Living by it is another story.

There are alot of scary things in this world. And we can't face them alone- just like in my previous post. But when we trust... When we say, "Yes, Lord, I trust in you", everything becomes so much easier.

What got me started on this really, is a discussion over dinner. We got to talking about the Rapture. And it kinda freaked me out. Jesus can come back, anytime. Right now. An hour from now. In 2 hours, Jesus could be walking this earth. In 2 hours, I could be in Heaven, in Paradise. Or... it could be 2 years. Or 20. Or 200. We never know- but we have to trust. It's a scary thing... But if we trust in Him, we will not be afraid, for we are His children.

The Word will say it way better than I ever will. Thanks for reading this jumbled mess of trust issues. =P

Why are you downcast, o my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my savior and my God. -Psalm 42:11

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. -Psalm 34:17

He will not let your foot slip- he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neithr slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you- he Lord is at your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm- he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more. -Psalm 121:3-8

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline. -Timothy 1:7

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a Voice behind you, saying "This is the way, walk in it." -Isaiah 30:21

2 comments:

Karin said...

Well Kiddo, you kind of left me speechless with that one! I'm so glad that the Lord is speaking to your heart and that he has given you this wonderful gift for sharing His glory through your written words.

Sara said...

Very nice my friend! Trust, man that is a big one. I've always had horrible trust issues. But I have really started to trust Him, and how nice it is when we do! We have... PEACE. We have to trust that He will keep us safe, trust that He knows what He is doing with out lives, trust, trust, trust! Thanks for sharing your heart :-)