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January 26, 2013

These are The Times

There are times when life surprises you with many unexpected circumstances. You thought it is going to be all right, that everything is perfect and sweet, and what comes around is the exact opposite of what you expected things to be.

There are times when life brings you around, round and round you go in the endless cycle of hope and despair, unable to fathom any sense of certainty and assurance of what the future may bring, or how life is going to be, at the end of it all.

There are times when you have wanted one so bad, so desperately that you know you will do anything to hold one within the palm of your hands, only to find out that your very life is seeping away, slowly, steadily, out of your reach, out of your sanity.

There are times of defeat.

There are times of brokenness.

There are times of anguish.

There are times of sorrow.

There are times of complete helplessness, and there are times of utter darkness.

There are times when hope retires and strength fades. And for all you know, you are left with nothing, no power to carry you forward, no dream to cling on, no back to turn to, no shoulder to rest on, nobody. Noone, nothing.

Except God.

Then you will come to a realisation that in all those desolate times, God never leaves you. The unknown God has made Himself known to you all along. Those times of hopelessness are there to propel you to seek the true hope that will never fade away. The darkest times are designed to draw you nearer to the Light of the world. Despair and grief is to bring you closer to the true source of comfort and peace on earth.

Then you will understand that God is always present. In the good times, in the bad times, He is the faithful God that does not shift minds like mortals do. Nothing that you did will ever take you away from God, and nothing that you do will ever take God away from you. You have sinned, yes you are weak, but God's power is made perfect in your weaknesses.

And then you will know that God, is always for you. As you are created to be for Him, He has always been for you.

So worry not, for the past has past. Those moments are there for reasons, and I believe, those are the times when God reveals Himself to you slowly, steadily, until your stoned heart are ready to greet a new beginning. Do not dwell on the past. They are there for reasons.

Otherwise, how else will you seek God?


Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Isaiah 43:18-19
“Forget the former things;
   do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
   Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.


Jeremiah 29:11-14
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord.



You Are For Me - Kari Jobe

So faithful
So constant
So loving and so true
So powerful in all You do

You fill me
You see me
You know my every move
You love for me to sing to You

I know that You are for me
I know that You are for me
I know that You will never
Forsake me in my weaknesses

I know that You have come down
Even if to write upon my heart
To remind me who You are

So patient
So gracious
So merciful and true
So wonderful in all You do

You fill me
You see me
You know my every move
You love for me to sing to You

Lord I know that You are for me
I know that You are for me
I know that You will never
Forsake me in my weaknesses

I know that You have come down
Even if to write upon my heart
To remind me..

I know that You are for me
I know that You are for me
I know that You will never
Forsake me in my weaknesses

I know that You have come down
Even if to write upon my heart
To remind me who You are

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