“Life is an uphill battle. But it’s our choice whether or not we make it up the mountain. We can choose to give up or keep climbing to see the view at the top. The view is almost always worth the climb.”-Alexis Wohler. God put this saying on my heart when I was going through […]
He lets struggles happen in our lives so we learn from them and so we learn to trust Him again, if and when we choose to let Him have control over our lives. I don’ know about you, but I find unexplainable peace when I finally pray and give things up that are bothering me up to the Lord. It’s literally an unexplainable peace that no one really can explain. All I know is that peace like that can only come from God. We need to only be still and listen to Him and listen for Him. Some days we may not feel like listening to Him or what He has to say, but He always has different, sometimes subtly, other time abrupt ways of getting our attention. Some days He may be trying to get our attention, just by letting Satan kind of mess with you, just so you can know what a special privilege it is to turn to God whenever you need Him. The thing is, that, we need him at all times in our lives, even when He gives us free will to go our own ways. Even when we think we don’t need Him in our lives, there is always proof that we do need God in our lives.
John 10: 27 says, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”
Psalm 100: 3 says, “Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his[a]; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”
John 10: 11 says, “ I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”
Isaiah 53:6 – “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
Matthew 10:16 – “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
Psalm 23: 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.2. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[a]I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Psalm 16: 11 “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
All we have to do is be willing to listen to the things He tells us. Even if it may not be what we want to hear, we know God will only let us go through what we can handle and nothing more than that. Even if it isn’t what we want to hear at the time, we know that He has a plan for each of our struggles to help us learn the lessons we need to in life and it will only strengthen our relationship with Him. He also has a plan for each of our lives to bring us closer to Him, no matter what we may be experiencing. The only one we should fully be focused on listening to is God. While it’s important to listen to other authority figures such as teachers, bosses and even our parents, God is the one who has the authority over all of them.