Thursday, January 27, 2011

Give Up.. and Trust Me Anyway......

                                         Give up the illusions that you deserve
                                                         a problem ~ free life..
                                               Part of you is still hungering for the
                                                     resolution of all difficulties.
                                                           This is a false hope!
                                   As I told My disciples, in the world you will have trouble.
                                        Link your hope not to problems solving in this life
                                              but to the promise of an eternity of  
                                                 problem ~free life in heaven.

                                       Instead of seeking perfection in this fallen world,
                                               pour your energy into seeking Me,
                                                          The Perfect One.
                                     It is possible to enjoy Me and glorify Me in the midst
                                                       of adverse circumstances.
                                                                    In fact,
                                             My Light shines most brightly through
                                                believers who trust Me in the dark...
                                                 That kind of trust is supernatural,
                                             a production  of My indwelling Spririt.

                                                   When things seem all wrong,
                                                    Trust Me anyway.
                                   I am much less interested in right circumstances
                                 than in right reponses to whatever comes your way..
                                                                                         ~ God ~

                                                             John 16:33 / Psalm 112:4-7


11 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Thanks needed this as we are facing so health issues with my husband and my first thought was, "we just got up from the last knock down...please God give us a break" So your words ring true this morning...thanks for sharing! Blessings as you let go and trust!

Marsha Young said...

Karen,
You are so right, that it is an illusion that we deserve a problem-free life; but it is one that our enemy peddles with great success.

That misplaced sense of entitlement is likely what creates so many irritated, and irritable, believers. :) Why, me, why now, why this?

We can choose to be thankful and trustful, because we have a God who deserves both. God bless you - Marsha

Julie Harward said...

I couldn't agree more...and this is a lesson I learned long ago. :D

Cora said...

I love these words: "My Light shines most brightly through believers who trust Me in the dark...

A Wonderful reminder....
Thanks for all your visits with me...Blessings to you and yours!

Cherie Hill said...

LOVE this post sister!!!! It was a great reminder to me today. I am living proof that God shines brightest through our darkest times. AND I've learned to be thankful for those times . . . because without them, I'm not sure I would have found Him. :) So, I've learned to rejoice IN my trials. I've seen God work in His most amazing ways when all hope seemed gone! :)
LOVE to you!!!!!!!!!!!
Cherie

TRUTH SHARER said...

God keeps bring John 16:33 back to me over and over again. Challenging and inspiring post!Thanks for sharing!

Choosing JOY in this season,
Stephanie

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Thank you, Karen for this beautiful reminder! ♥

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Thansk Karen :) ) This has been something that my dad and I have been talking about a lot lately. We're going through another difficult season because we're both in between jobs now..but we're choosing to believe God, because His Word is true, and not basing that on circumstances :) :) Thanks for the encouragement. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Kathy S. said...

I love these words! Was reading today Ann Voskamp's book One Thousand Gifts in which is expressed how all life is born from dark.

I was thinking too, of the jar of clay. A pitcher was in my mind with cracks and living water was pouring in from God and flowing out the cracks onto the dry ground.

Then the light was in the pitcher and when it (the clay pitcher) broke, it had glorious power!

Blessings!
Kathy

Cheilsea said...

I just read this in Jesus Calling the other day. I read it every single day and it always speaks to me. Thanks for sharing :)

Elaine said...

This was just what I needed tonight!