Saturday, March 14, 2009

If not for God........

Lately I have had an overwhelming sadness, and dare I say despair over the world we live it! I don't watch the news because I get so tired of all the bad news, and all the senseless killings. Just this past few days alone we have had a shooting in Alabama and a shooting at a school in Germany! That on top of the economy, people losing their houses and living in what is equivalent to shanty towns, greedy heads of companies not caring, and our government working very hard to make us a socialistic society! I know that doesn't encompass it all. I know I could go on for quite awhile with all the things that are wrong and evil in this world.

In the case of these shootings, what brings a person to that point? What was missing? Was it the way they were raised? Was it something medical? Was it despair? What?!

It's moments like this, where I see all of these and feel so sad. How far we have moved away from God. We as a society have taken God out of everything. We don't want to be reminded of our sinfulness! We don't want someone else to impose on us their religion! So to make everyone else O.K. we don't mention Him. The world is perishing around us for lack of God! The world is filled with sadness and despair. There is war and rumors of war, sickness, natural disasters, and disasters brought on by man's greed. I am reminded of the saying:

"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
I most certainly do not have all the answers. I only have one - GOD
Lamentations 3:21-23
Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassion's never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
On earth we have no reason for hope outside of God!
John 16:33
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
I don't know who all reads my blog. I don't know if you have a relationship with Jesus Christ. I don't know if you believe that there is a God let alone believe in God as God. Your faith or lack there of does not negate God's existence. He is real. He makes himself known through his creation!
Romans 1:20-21
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Things are hard here on earth! Things will continue to get harder, not easier. That is a fact mentioned in scripture. I cannot look at this world and all that is wrong in it and not be sad, BUT I have an anchor that keeps my soul, safe and secure while the billows roll, fastened to the rock which cannot move, grounded firm and deep in the Savior's love. I couldn't find the song with these words in it but I found this beautiful old song! Sit back, close your eyes, feel Him holding you, and comforting you! Seek him in your sorrow, in your pain. He is there and able to take whatever it is that you need to say, whether it's sadness, anger, frustration, fear! That is what I am going to do! That is what I am going to do right now. I am going to crawl into my saviors lap and feel his embrace! Sorry if this post is disjointed and doesn't make since at times. Part of a blog is just getting things off your chest and out of your head! God bless you all!


Denise said...

I totally understand what you are saying sweetie. We all need to fall upon our knees, and cry out to the Lord. He is the only sure thing we have.

Mari said...

I agree with this post and really enjoyed hearing that song again. It was good to soak in those words!

Beth in NC said...

Oh my Sister. I understand. It is horrible to see what is happening around us -- yet the world is blind to it.

I wonder if these things must happen for the true Church to take a stand. Honestly, I have a feeling the enemy is about to awaken a sleeping giant. The Church has been silent for many years and NOW is the time for us to stop being politically correct and let our voices be heard.

I have always loved this song and Ray Boltz! Of course, I found out this past year that Ray left his family and is now confessing to be a homosexual. Can you believe it? This world is being shaken.

Jesus is our Anchor, our Redeemer, Shield, Defender, Rock and Salvation. Whom shall we fear?

Many blessings!

Angela said...

Oh my,,what a beautiful picture you 'painted' with your words..((hugs))

Mocha with Linda said...

Amen, my friend!!

Debbie said...

I'm so glad that my anchor is Jesus! I haven't heard this song in years but I really like it. The words are wonderful and so true. This is my first time to visit your blog. And it is my first time participating in this meme. But I've enjoyed visiting other participating blogs so much on Saturdays so I decided to join in too.

I understand your frustration. It seems like people are trying to leave God out of everything. But I guess we shouldn't be surprised. This is what the Bible says will occur. But each one of us can allow His light to shine through us and reach the people who are in our particular sphere of influence. My prayer is that His love will overflow from me to others and that would be drawn to Him.

Bless you!

Kathy S. said...

Beautifully stated words of truth, Kim! It reminds me of the psalms...getting the emotions out, and then turning to God with declarations of His Almighty Everlasting Love and Power!

Blessings of joy to you today!

Shauna said...

Beautiful post :) Thanks for sharing!

All My Blessings said...

I have been in a Beth Moore bible study and last week she said the same thing. The devil is everywhere and all around us and yes sometimes even in us. Her message was that we as Christians know the difference between right and wrong and it is up to us to do what's right in God's eyes. Yes, we cannot change the world and all these sinful things happening around us but as long as we(christians) hold on to our faith and continue to recognize the grace God has given us we will be just fine. Your post was so good. I thoroughly enjoyed it....thank you, Kae

ktwalden said...

Thank God for that Anchor! Our Rock and our Salvation....your words truly blessed me!

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Marsha said...

I know exactly what you are say, Kim... I feel the same way about this old world. I just don't know how people deal with life without Him.

And then there's the Christians that have fallen into sin and justify it because "that's the way God made them". Makes my heart break.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I love all the quotes and scripture references. Reading the bible and falling on our knees is the only way to make sense of the madness in the world around us.