Ever feel…helpless? To heal the broken heart, to right the wrong, to tell the boy he will be a good man and someday this will be okay…
Helpless when we’re in the forest and all we see are trees breaking in the lightening bolt – lives broken in the selfishness of others’ habits, greed, lostness.
But are we helpless – “I lift up my eyes…where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2 NIV italics mine) The Maker of me and of you and of all. The Giver of good and Sustainer in the bad.
“Sometimes God allows what he hates, to accomplish what He loves.” Max Lucado
“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16 NIV italics mine) Grace is the hand of God lifting our eyes, carrying our burden, and openly taking the nail – that when we think we are helpless it is then that He is in control.
So, yes, you and me on our own – helpless. But with Jesus we are never on our own…
The hands that spun the universe on its course, put whiskers on the kitty, and soft ears on the puppy – those are the same hands you can trust to bring you safely home. “When we put our problems in God’s hands, He puts His peace in our hearts.” (from PowerPlug! Motivational Quotes)
I look at the boy – not yet a man, no longer a child – and cling to the promises that are trustworthy: “The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.” (Psalm 29:11 NIV)
The world is anything but at peace – but the world does not have our hearts, they belong to Him our Peace…
July 14, 2015 at 1:19 pm
This blessed my heart today, thank you.
July 14, 2015 at 4:20 pm
Nancy, I am blessed by your sharing. May God wrap His loving arms around you today and always – and may you sense His presence in all situations.
July 14, 2015 at 3:09 pm
Helpless without Jesus indeed! Stopping by from #raralinkup
July 14, 2015 at 4:21 pm
Jodie, thank you for stopping by – yes, without His loving presence what would we do? He is our strong fortress…
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July 15, 2015 at 2:52 pm
This is a beautiful and lovely reminder of such good truth! Thank you! – I’m feeling like a need help and peace today and this has encouraged me to seek after Him! Thanks for sharing!
July 15, 2015 at 6:24 pm
Susie, thanks for stopping by, I’m praying for peace in the rest of your day as He wraps you in His love. You art in word and drawing shares Him in a special way…
July 17, 2015 at 10:06 am
Wow, I love your writing, so good! I had to pause and read this quote several times too – my thought to ponder for the day : “Sometimes God allows what he hates, to accomplish what He loves.” Max Lucado …. Yes, we are Helpless without Jesus but thank goodness we have HIM! Blessings to you, stopping by from #DancewithJesus
July 17, 2015 at 10:15 am
Debbie, thank you for stopping by and for your sweet words. Praying our Helper strengthens you in all ways as you serve Him 🙂 Blessings abundantly…