Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 20 "Forward Faces Coming Against Us" Habakkuk 1, 2, 3

In the midst of all we have going on...
In the midst of all we need to trust you blindly...
In the midst of all we don't even know...
Revive us.
Show Your Work.

Here's an honest prophet
who doesn't mince his words.
"The unexamined life is simply not worth living." Socrates.
Are we self-aware?  Do we really know what stirs within?

We prayed tonight together for things to fall where God wills.
We prayed for Grace and Favor and Mercy.
"Though the fig tree should not blossom,
    nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
    and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
    and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord."
Habakkuk 3:17-18

COME BOLDLY:  Timeless Prayers
Oh God!  Help us see through what stirs within, the good stirrings, that Your Power is the Energy that will help us make it through this crazy maze.  Col 1:29.  

PHOTO:  Standing on this Brazos river bank thinking about the unexamined life in me and those I love. Have mercy O God. 

5 comments:

  1. That word "yet" here again whispered in a prayer of trust. What did Job and Habakuk understand of God that gave them this faith. "Yet I will rejoice in the Lord," Habakuk states with resolve. "Though He slay me, yet I will trust Him," Job whispers from lips with ulcerated skin.

    Our hope extends far beyond these physical bodies and life this side of heaven. HE IS our hope and praise. Even when... He appears not to be on our side, even when He allows trouble and sickness and disappointment to invade our lives. Nothing that happens to us has not passed through His sovereign Hand. He is Lord over all, over everything.

    He is, and blessed be His Name forever because of this.

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  2. I really needed your comments today, feeling bruised and battered, calling out to God.

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  3. For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. - The thought takes away my breath.

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  4. Love this: "Yet, I will trust Him with ulcerated skin."
    Just love it, Annette. Job remembers the works of God in his past life.

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  5. Oh Jan! Praying for you, my friend! He has done so much for you! He will, once again.

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