The Unseen

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He will make a way.

With God all things are possible.  As a believer we know this.  Our minds know this but does our hearts believe it?

Faith is trusting in what you can not see.  So when things are uncertain we need to have faith.   We all know that as a believer we are suppose to have faith in God and we are to put our trust in Him.  If you were to ask most Christians if they have Faith they will answer yes.  The truth is most of the time we don’t.

The unseen, the unknown, the unpredictable future when hard times hit in our lives can sometimes rock us to our core.  Sometimes we can not see how anything good can come from our current circumstances.   Sometimes we question God.  Sometimes we look around and all we can see is the wilderness, desert, and a place that is undesirable.  That is when we need our faith the most.

Sometimes the future scares me.  When I think about my children and their futures it scares me a little.  Especially when it comes to Aaron.   Who is going to take care of him?  Who is going to make sure he is safe?  A million other questions pop into my mind at times.  That is when I cry out to God.  I look for that stream in the Desert.  I look for that rock that is higher than I.  I pray for that peace that passes all understanding.  I look for His unmistakable path in the wilderness.   Because I know that God will always make a way.  Even when I can’t see the path in front of me and every step seems as a leap of faith, I know God will light my path.  I know that He will go before me and He will direct my path.

“He will make a way, when there seems to be no way.  He works in ways we can not see, He will make a way for me.  He will be my guide and draw me closely to His side. ”  I love this part of this song.  It reminds me that no matter what is happening in my life God got this!

-Pamela Henry

 

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The Lies Satan Tells Us

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It is Monday Morning and the house literally looks like a tornado hit it.  The laundry is backed up again because you decided to take a Sunday laundry break.  You didn’t exactly do a grocery shopping run because time seemed to run out.   Your head didn’t hit the pillow until around midnight.  It is early and you keep falling back to sleep while reading your devotions.  Coffee is your breakfast this morning because well you just don’t have the energy to fix anything else.  As your children wake up one by one you point them to the kitchen so they can fix a bowl of cereal or a frozen waffle.   You look around because quiet time is over and you try to decide where to start first.  In your mind you think, can I just camp out under the covers and hide there all day.  You try to get your head together and make a to do list.  Then you remember that it is Monday and we have school to do also.  You feel overwhelmed and you just don’t even know where to start.  Then your little one starts crying.  You start to cry.  In that moment Satan starts to whisper, “Pamela, You are such a failure, just look around.  You know other moms have it together and you don’t.  You can’t do anything right. There is no hope.”

Here is the crazy thing about these Lies, we believe them.  We believe these lies.  We fall hook, line, and sinker for Satan’s lies.  Well, I don’t know if you do fall for them but I know there are times that I do. Way to many times I let myself fall for these lies.  It seems as Satan whispers these lies in my ear when I am at my weakest, when things are not going right, and when I am feeling defeated.  I whisper back defeated, “I know.” At that moment I believed Satan’s lies over God’s Truths and promises

I forgot who I am, I am a child of God. I am the daughter of the King.  I have forgotten where my true strength comes from, it comes from God.  I forgot that He gives me grace, mercy, joy, and strength.  I forgot about the promises of God.

” From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalms 61:2

We all have found ourselves overwhelmed by life.  We all have found ourselves overwhelmed with the tasks before us.   When you are drowning in Satan’s lies remember you have a rock, You have a hiding place, and you have a shelter in Jesus Christ.  You have strength in Christ to complete the tasks that are before you.  You have a unlimited source of mercy, grace, and joy for each and every day.  So when Satan comes at you with his lies, come at him with the Truth of God’s Word.

-Pamela Henry