Thursday, October 25, 2012

I’m Here for You

Welcome, if you are reading Sheila Walsh’s book The Shelter of God’s Promises, we are in Chapter 8 this week, “Strength…I Feel Things Are Crashing Around Me.”

I struggled as I wrote this post. I knew what I wanted to say, but didn’t like how it was coming out. Every time I went back to my notes, I read them as if God was talking to me. Finally, I decided that’s how it should be written. I believe He wants to share the same with you.

Dear Laura,

I miss hearing from you. Talk to me. Tell me what’s on your mind and in your heart. Don’t be afraid to tell me anything and everything…You won’t surprise me or shock me—I already know and it’s okay. So come to me. Share with me. Let me help.

When you feel weak, I will strengthen you.

When you feel sad, I will hold you and comfort you.

When you are broken, I will put you back together…….better than new.

When you feel you are alone, you are not. I am with you. Always.

Please don’t go it alone. Life is so much harder that way.

If that’s what you choose, I will respect your decision. I will not force myself on you. But it doesn’t mean I like it……it just isn’t what I want for you.

What I want for you is to have a relationship with Me. Personal. One-on-one. You and Me. I know you intimately. I formed you. I know everything about you. Now get to know me.

Know that my promises are for you. All of them.

In this world, you will have trouble. Let me strengthen you. I will walk beside you and help you. (John 16:33, Psalm 18:32)

In the struggles you face, I am refining you. I am teaching you to depend on Me. I have big plans for you. But you need to trust Me. (Proverbs 3:5-6, Jeremiah 29:11)

In My time, I will let you see where I am leading you. But don’t rush ahead of Me. My plans work better if you let me go before you. (Deuteronomy 31:8)

Remember that I will not leave you. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be discouraged. Be strong and courageous through Me. (Joshua 1:9)

Whatever you need, ask Me.

All My love, today and always,
God

What do you feel God sharing with you?

In Christ,
Laura

10 comments:

  1. This post is so beautiful Laura. I sometimes feel God is saying those same things to me when I am trying to go it alone.

    This week however, God is speaking to me about 'humility'.

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    1. Thank you Wendy. Sometimes I think I start running ahead of God & His plan before I even realize I'm doing it. God is continuing to teach me trust and patience (among so many other things!)God bless!

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  2. I read this and it resonated: "I am teaching you to depend on Me." Everything in life keeps leading me back to that. Thank you for this lovely post. Blessings to you!

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    1. Thank you Angel, so glad to have you stop by!

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  3. I loved this, Laura. And God is telling me the same thing...

    Than you for sharing from your soul. Your heart shines bright.

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  4. Beautiful post, Laura. I don't remember where I heard this, but your post brought it to mind:
    He Who knows you best, loves you most.

    May He give you an extraordinary sense of His Presence today.
    Hugs from VA,
    Susan
    (and linking up from Allume - wish I was there!!)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Susan, and for visiting here today. I'm with you...I hope to attend Allume sometime in the future.
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  5. This is beautiful. So much of it I can relate to. Have a beautiful week Laura!

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  6. thanks for the encouragement today.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!