Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I Am My Father's Beloved Child

When tests and doctor appointments yield more questions than answers, it can be extremely frustrating. These are the times that I must remind myself that I am His beloved: "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" (1 John 3:1 ) I must also remember that God is fighting for me: "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14) It helps to also know that our knowledge (mine and the doctors) pales in comparison to God's knowledge: "Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!" (Romans 11:33) Thankfully, I can hold onto His promises because He is faithful and true. God promises to restore me one day in His perfect timing: ""But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord" (Jeremiah 30:17) Until that day, I will continue to trust in my Father: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5) Believe that He will be my strength: "He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." (Isaiah 40:29) Trust that He is my refuge: "Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge." (Psalm 62:8)  Trust that He will help me: "For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." (Isaiah 41:13) God knows every step I take and every tear I cry: "You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle" (Psalm 56:8) as well as the number of hairs on my head: "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered." Matthew 10:29-30 I am sitting at Your feet Father, trusting You for Your ways are not always my way but Your way is infinitesimally better than my own. You will be my strength and my refuge! Thank you Father for Your never-ending love!  May ALL glory, honor, and praise be Your Father! Just Be Held by Casting Crowns