Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Our Lowest Point...The Call of The Voice.

What is God trying to tell us when we’re at our lowest point? Someone once told me that everyone’s problem is worse than everyone else’s. Meaning we each individually think, “My problem is worse than everyone else’s problems”. We drown in what we think is the absolute rock bottom. But remember, there’s always someone else out there going through something a lot more badly than you. This doesn’t mean that you should delight in their misery…it means, delight in knowing that your problem is not as bad as you might think.
I told someone recently that sometimes we have to come to the lowest point in our lives because it is there that God grabs our attention. Close your eyes and let God speak to you. It is in the still of the moment that His voice is the loudest. Why do we have to wait until we’re at the bottom to call upon His name? We put Him on the back burner. He wants to be at the top of our priority list; He wants us to include Him in our daily lives and it is then that nothing will bring us down again. We can become invincible. We can walk with the security of knowing that the best bodyguard out there is walking in front of us, guiding us, and never letting anything harm us. Let’s not give the bad guy any credit! No matter how bad our problem seems, God can still bring a smile to your face and bring light making the situation better. He can bring purpose to our struggles. And He does. There’s a purpose for everything we go through. But remember that you matter; you matter more to Him than you think. So much so that He died for you. He endured so much hatred, criticism, beatings, torture, and embarrassment…all for you! So you wouldn’t have to.

“The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Psalm 9:9-10

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17

The Call of the Voice

And as the leaves fall from a tall and enormous tree
A wondrous and strong hand stretches over me.
I hear a voice calling me and it’s telling me that I am loved.
My eyes blink in disbelief
I’m pondering, and trying to make sense of the voice
My legs are telling me to run and leave.
Oh God, "What should I believe?"
Is this really You?
All this time, I thought you were just an invisible ear
One that heard all of my problems,
But would or could not interfere.
I am loved?
Why, until now, am I hearing all of this?
Now all of my past, I am forced to reminisce.
Why did You let me think I was all alone?
Not telling me this until now, that I am all grown?
Could it be that it has just made me a better person?
Wasn’t there a risk that I could have worsened?
And as my eyes blink for the second time,
The seconds have gone, and with them my mind.
And now, with my heart, I realize
There’s no need to question. . .
. . . for You are wise.
Hearing You, until now, has made this moment much better
For no longer am I like a fragile and weak feather.
-Liz Blanco October 10, 1999


Teddybear said...

Amen. Well said.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lizzie::)
I am a fellow PHer..Just stopping by..great blog..Well worded..Take care..I will visit again..


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