Monday, September 29, 2008

Day of Trouble

I have been studying Psalm 77 for two days. It is a Psalm of despair,
the writer can't sleep, feels helpless (without comfort), and his spirit

At first I thought there had been a death in the family but then realize
he is dealing with a troubled nation defeated by the Assyrians in 721

As I thought about it a shift occurred in me? What about our nation? Is
it different? Financial institutions fail, jobs have been lost, sales
are down, gas is scarce. Where does God fit into our lives?

Asaph concludes that "unseen footprints," the handiwork of God, should
be a constant remembrance for us. God led his flock. Do we have faith in
God to lead us? Have we surrendered to him?


At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once a very rich man suffered a loss he could not hardly bear. He went to God with his complaint. 'How could You send me such and such?' God answered, 'I did not send you the pain, you brought upon yourself. Sometimes, my beloved people put Me on a shelf and leave Me there until they are hurting. I never rejoice in pain BUT I do love to be remembered.'

At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And He walked through the sea...His footprints were never seen.." Faith tells us that He is with us even though we do not see Him...or feel Him...yet, He is at work. He is blessing and enabling us to continue on the right path. Mother Teresa tended to the dying and the sick for love of God and many days she had no interior consolation concerning her work. It was for God...not for her 'feel goodness.' Someday, we shall see clearly how He was present to us in most difficult times and we knew it not.

At 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After 9/11, there was some hope for most people.They felt the loss and the horror. But soon the feeling changed to "If I am going to go, I want it all". Why else did we have people buying houses they could not afford, kids on bikes with cell phones, excutives getting more money than one could earn in a lifetime.
Maybe it is time for America to get spanked. There is going to be alot more suffering before this over. It only glitters if the Light shines on it. Peace in Christ !

At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I am with you all days..." If we hold this truth in our hearts, we will walk on the right path even in the darkness and confusion that may be all around. Difficult times give God a chance to prove this fact to us...I am with you though you thought not.

At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOY IN TIMES OF TROUBLE.........When I was 17, I was having lots of trouble in my life...sad and lonely most of the time. One night, I was on my way home from a movie. The suggestion came to me to go to a Church which was a few blocks off my route. I thought 'it will be closed and locked'...but the voice said 'go any way.' I got there and knelt in the pitch black darkness of the 'portal.' I prayed a simple prayer of adoration and homage to Christ of the Eucharist...utterly simple and quite brief. When I arose to continue my two mile walk home, I was so full of joy that my feet hardly touched the ground. never was that walk so easy. Such a simple thing...a grace...a stirring...a touch of the Master's hand...I remember it like yesterday but it happened in 1946. Praise God.

At 7:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...and look for Him in simplicity of heart..." Wisdom 1:1 God loves those who come looking for Him. He appears in many signs and wonders and often He is found in the solemn silence of awe. Words are not necessary where love builds a bridge.


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