Wednesday, August 18, 2010

encouraging Bible verses when life is crazy

Nope.  I didn’t need google. 

In the midst of a crazy life, crazy things, I need to be reminded that:

1. God is still in control.

2. The one who complains and gets angry about life – I don’t get to be that girl.

3. God is always looking out for me.  The things He chooses for me to endure are not always pleasant, but they are for my good, and His glory.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:35, 38-39 NIV).

 "For God who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.  But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.  Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:6-9)

It always makes me mad when I realize these things after I have already complained, never before.  Now the people who read my blog or talked to me yesterday or the day before are going to think I’m some bitter angry person about life right now.  I’m not. Frustration sets in at times and I feel like complaining…and I do.  But, I know that what is seen is temporary, and what is unseen is eternal.  And believe it or not…. we aren’t hard-pressed on every side in our lives right now.  I still have some soft sides.

Have a great Wednesday!