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God’s Waiting to Bless You

When I was a little boy attending Sunday School, I used to hear this song  in my classes a lot; “Cast your burdens unto Jesus for He cares for you…” as I grew older in the Scriptures, I discovered that the song was taken from a verse in the Bible “Casting all yours cares upon Him, for He cares for you.” Another says, “Cast your burdens unto the Lord for He will sustain you” in spite of all these assurances many of us are still holding unto our heavy burdens and refusing to let go even when our growth is being inhibited by them.

God has promised to sustain and help us if we cast our worries, stresses, anxiety, difficulties, problems, fears on Him but those of us who wouldn’t let go and are still holding unto our grieves, fears, and challenges in spite of these assurances and promises will be permitted to do us. I have come to discover that as merciful and all powerful as God is, He never imposes His blessings and gifts on anyone who isn’t willing to accept them. Continue reading God’s Waiting to Bless You

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God Can do Anything!

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. – Ephesians 3:20-21

This scripture says it all! There is never any limit to what the power of God can do for us, even in this moment when it may feel like all hope is lost for some us. Our circumstances and challenges may seem to be too much for our strength to bear, but God can! We may feel weak, small, and unable to deal with the pains, the hurts, the demands, the frustrations, the debts…but God can!

Do you have plans and goals that now seem lost or abandoned because you have failed to achieve them? You need not worry too much, just let God deal with it, Continue reading God Can do Anything!

You May be Poor!

The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:

I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

“Meaningless! Meaningless!”
    says the Teacher.
“Utterly meaningless!
    Everything is meaningless.”

All things are wearisome,
    more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
    nor the ear its fill of hearing.

 What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.

 Is there anything of which one can say,
    “Look! This is something new”?
It was here already, long ago;
    it was here before our time.

Who is a poor person? Often we consider a person poor, if he lacks the basic things of life. When we think of poverty, we often think of the faces we see in our TV screens, begging for food, for water, for clothes…we think of the homeless, the jobless, the ones living in war ravaged countries…the “third world” inhabitants. But does having little make you poor?

A wise man once said; “A poor person is not someone who has little…he is the person who wants lots of things he does not have and feel bad about that fact!” Continue reading You May be Poor!

Let Go Of Your Worry

Worry is so destructive that we cannot estimate the havoc and ruin wrought by it. It has caused many failures, many broken hearts, many blasted hopes, it has led many to their untimely graves.

No good has ever come to any person who worries. It has never given help to anybody to better his or her condition. Rather it impairs your health, exhausts your vitality, lessen your efficiency. Think of the homes which it has broken up; the ambitions it has ruined; the hopes and prospects it has blighted! Think of the suicide victims of this demon! Worry is one tool which the Devil uses to destroy our destinies.

In spite of all the tragic evils that follow in worrying, some of us carry on with it as if it is one of our dearest, most helpful friends, so closely do we hug it to ourselves and would not let go.
We persist in allowing little worries, trivial concerns, and unnecessary frictions to grind our lives away at such a fearful rate that old age stares us in the face in middle life.

There is a story told about a worrying woman who made a list of possible unfortunate events and happenings which she felt sure would come to pass and be disastrous to her happiness and welfare. The list was lost, and to her amazement, when she recovered it, a long time afterwards, she found that not a single unfortunate prediction in the whole catalogue of disasters had been realized.
Those of us who are prone to worrying should adopt this. Write down everything which you think is going to turn out badly, and then put the list aside. You will be surprised to see what a small percentage of the doleful things ever come to pass.

The bible tells us in Philippians 4:6-8:

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Whatever is disturbing your peace, commit to God today let Him deal with it.

AN INSPIRATIONAL POEM – DESIDERATA

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Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

By Max Ehrmann c.1920