This blog post is both in written and video form. I am just getting use to doing video blog posts so not as comfortable at it as I could be. But as they say practice makes perfect! :) Enjoy! And be encouraged!
We need to be firmly rooted in Christ so we are ready for what ever comes our way.
In our selves we can never prepare or be ready for a tragedy. For instance nothing we could do would ever make us ready or prepare us to experience the loss a child. Nothing.
Only being firmly rooted in Christ can we do that. Being constant in God's Word. Having a close prayer life, ect... can prepare and equip us and keep us strong when our world falls apart and tragedies strike.
Yes, Christ is our solid rock, and in Him we can stand! But outside of Him we will surely fall.
In Him, and Him alone, we can weather the storms of life. Through Him, in Him, and because of Him ,whatever happens or comes our way in life, we are ready!!
As Psalms 112:7 -8 says, "He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established. He shall not be afraid....
And what I love about those verses is what they say when you personalize them.
I shall not be afraid of evil tidings; my heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. My heart is established. I shall not be afraid....
Wow, that is powerful stuff isn't!!
I will close with the verses from Isaiah.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: Because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. Isaiah 26:3-4.
And verses from Isaiah 43:1-7.
1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Beautiful, beautiful verses of God being with us and for us in the midst of our deep sorrows and troubles, and enabling us to keep strong and to keep going. Only in God!
In Him, Mae
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
My first 7 years of blogging.
Great inspirational reading!
"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae