Does God really understand what we go through???


As a father has compassion on His children, so the

Lord has compassion on those who fear Him;

for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that

we are dust. 

Psalm 103:13, 14

 

What a thought….!!!!

HE KNOWS HOW WE ARE FORMED!

That is an amazing thought. I know He created me but I

was hit anew by what this scripture was saying.

Yes, it is talking about how fragile we are but what does that

mean for other areas of our lives? What does that mean

when it comes to sin?

 

God knows how we are formed so He knows why we do what we do.

Sin does not take God by surprise!

As our Creator He knows how we are wired. He knew the

impact Adam’s sin would have on us.

God already knows we are going to sin. He knows what

bothers us.

He knows what we struggle with on a daily basis.

He knows and understands……

Even the deep dark sin that nobody knows about,

the sin WE might not even detect, He knows about

it….!!

 

Am I then advocating we all sin more????

 

No, no, no!

 

He wants us to fight. He doesn’t want us to accept defeat.

We still have a part to play in all of this. Because God

knows how we are created it means He will not abandon

us when we sin.  He will help us fight the giants in our lives.

You can be guaranteed no matter what the sin is you will

receive forgiveness, no matter the sin!

The only sin that is unforgivable is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.

Don’t allow guilt and condemnation to take grip in your

life. It’s hard to do but you must fight against it.

The enemy will lie and say your sin is unforgivable but

don’t listen to him. He just wants to separate you

from God. But like I have been telling you,

“God knows how we are formed!” He knows because

He is the One who created us. That is not an excuse

to sin but a reason to depend on His grace and mercy!!

 

God extends grace to us because He knows how we are

formed……

 

Please understand what I am saying here.

I am not saying we are now free to sin because He

knows how we are created.

We have a responsibility to live holy but there will

be times we miss the mark.

We will miss the mark by a little at times and at

other times by a lot but because

God knows how we are formed He will do  things like this:

 

He will not always chide or be contending, neither

will He keep His anger forever or hold a grudge.

He has not dealt with us after our sins nor rewarded

us according to our iniquities.

Psalm 103:9, 10

 

There is grace because He knows how we are formed.

It’s not time to sit down and relax because God knows

how we are formed. It’s because He knows how

we are formed that we act. He didn’t create laziness,

fear, or complacency.

He created sons and daughters who love Him and despite

their weaknesses seek Him with everything they have.

As I end this post take comfort in the fact that He knows

how you are created.

He understands what you are going through better than

anyone else on earth. Don’t think you are alone because

you are not.

 

Rolain

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If God wasn’t for me…….


This week has been a very testing week for me. It is said, you know more of who you are in times of hardships and trouble and I agree. On Monday I was called in by the officer in charge of my case. If you have no idea what I am referring to then please read this here.

Meeting with him was not the problem. It was the conversations I had after I met him. I met with one of my friends and he talked about jail and how the police were trying to pin the case on me. Fear gripped my heart after that! I started thinking about all the bad things that could happen. I could go to jail, I won’t be able to travel until the case is resolved, and many other thoughts……

But in the midst of fear God has been speaking! He has been using people and His word!! Today I was deeply ministered by the story of Peter walking on water which was written by Anna. Click here to read her post! It is so powerful! I was also ministered by a word I read which has really helped me in this time!

If God hadn’t been for us – all together now, Israel, sing out!          Psalm 124: 1

That is how it starts. Let me share a few of the things that jumped out at me as I read the scripture:

If God hadn’t been for us when everyone went against us,

we would have been swallowed alive by their violent anger,

swept away by the flood of rage,

drowned in the torrent;

We would have lost our lives in the wild, raging water.

 

If God wasn’t for us we would be in deep trouble. We would be helpless and we would have no hope! That would be our testimony IF God wasn’t for us! But He IS so our story is different! Because God is for us we have a chance!

Because God is for us we will live!

Because God is for us we will not drown!

Because God is for us we will win!

Because God is for us we will be saved!

I was was so encouraged as I read that. No matter how bad things appear I know God is for me and because of that I have a good ending! I will not be left alone, I will not lose.

Oh, blessed be God!

He didn’t go off and leave us.

He didn’t abandon us defenseless,

helpless as a rabbit in a pack of snarling dogs.” Psalm 124:6

I am at peace as I read this. I am not alone in the storm! He is with me every step of the way and He is with you too…..!!! Don’t lose heart! Your story is not finished. The enemy will not have victory over you. He will not have the last laugh! Never!!!

Your testimony starts with, “Because God is with me…..!!!!

Look at what the last part of the chapter says,

 

God’s strong name is our help,

the same God who made heaven and earth.

 

The One who created heaven and earth is the One who is helping you!!!! Think on that, meditate on it! What a powerful truth!

The Creator of heaven and earth is the One who is helping you!

I am lost for words……! We truly serve an amazing God! Look to Him, and trust in Him! He is with you…..Amen!

Rolain

 

Why finding your purpose is not easy……


I thought I had a pretty good idea of God’s plan for my life but I was wrong. What I knew was close to nothing. Finding out God’s plan for your life is not as easy as I thought. Knowing God’s will for your life is not a formula. Do this, do that, don’t do that, stay away from that and so on and so on….

God has a unique pattern for each individual. What works for me will not work for you. We are just too different. We can learn though from people that have gone before us. There is always something that we can learn but we are never meant to replicate exactly what they did. We are just so different.

 

For the past two weeks I have been asking God to show me what my destiny is! Like I said in the beginning I thought I knew my purpose but I was wrong. Talking to other people I realized I was not alone in this. I have met very few (very few) people who know their calling. They have an idea yes, but to say they know exactly what God has for them, no……At times it has been confusing and at times it’s been hard to understand. At times I have just been totally clueless! I was saying to a friend that I know God has a plan for me without a doubt. It is an amazing plan. The problem is I don’t know what it is exactly and I don’t know how I will get there. Someone else also told me that God always shows us just a part of our calling. He never shows us everything at once. We wouldn’t be able to take it all in.

Within all this uncertainty and confusion on my part I read a scripture that cleared up a lot of things. Let me read it to you:

 

A man’s goings are of Jehovah; 

How then can a man understand his ways? 

Proverbs 20:24

 

As I meditated on this scripture things began to make sense. The reason I am constantly struggling to come to grips with my purpose and the reason there is such a constant battle trying to understand my purpose and the reason I am clueless at times and uncertain is because I am not the one in control!!!! I am not the one calling the shots. The Person calling the shots is not human, He is not even from this planet, and in fact He created the universe!!! This is what He says about Himself:

 

For my thoughts are not my thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares The Lord.

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 

Isaiah 55:8-9

 

What am I trying to get at? If I was left in control of my own life I would orchestrate things in a way that would be comfortable. I would make sure things were easy. Life would be a walk in the park for me. The best example I can use is that of a little child. Can you imagine if he or she had to direct their own lives at that age? They would only think about how to have fun all the time. They would think about sweets and ice cream and cake and more fun……kids are not capable of leading their own lives. I am not saying I am a child and I am not saying I can’t handle responsibilities given to me. What I am trying to say is, my life would be a disaster if I was left to run my own life and direct my own life. As a human I am not capable of seeing everything, I am not perfect. My life would be a monumental flop. Am I glad God is the one directing my steps and not the other way round…..!

 

So after much meditation and consideration I have come to a conclusion. Life is hard to understand at times and figure out not because of the One who is directing us. He is God and He cannot be comprehended. He is just too big to be put in a box. Who can say they have figured out God????

The only assurance we have, the only thing we can be certain of is His love for us. Everything He does for us stems from love. But even with that said, we still don’t know how much He loves us. The important thing is, He loves us. He guides and directs us because He loves us. He wants us to have His best. He wants us to succeed. He wants us to grow. This is the only thing we can be sure of.

How do we begin to understand someone whose ways and thoughts are so much higher than ours? The answer is we don’t.

 

What does this mean then? If you are confused or if you have questions or if you are clueless about your purpose then that just confirms you are human. The One who is directing your path sees so much farther than you. The One who guides you is God…..don’t fret or panic just trust. He has your best interest at heart. His motive for everything He does in your life is love and blessing and growth. He never does anything because He wants to hurt you. He is God……

 

Rolain