Saturday, November 3, 2012

Day 2 - Daily Inspirational Verses from Real Life

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Isaiah 41:10 (NIV1984) - "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you;I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Like a mother calming a child when they have been sick all night, God reaches out with calming words, for whatever evil has entered your life, and  says, It's Ok, I am right here beside you.

That's the per verbal Silver Lining in the clouds.  God is Always there.  Always.  Not just in the neighborhood, but right there with You.  No matter how dark it looks.  Kinda like finding waldo; you know God is there.   All you have to do is look.  

Most of the time, that is enough to slow my heart rate.  God is near, but not just near, right beside me; for me,
only me, as if I am his favorite child.  Wow.  I am, at the moment I need it most, the only person in the world that matters to God, and he has come to be with ME!

Just to make sure I understand, he says it again, but makes it stronger ....  I am YOUR God.  My God.  My Father.  Beside me. Wow. Wow.

It gets better from an already unbelievable awesome place.  He then promises me to make ME stronger.  Not just him stepping in to fight the battle, but he will make me stronger, so I can stand with him, with my own dignity.  Totally unnecessary, but he does it anyway.  That's Love.

About now, I start feeling like I am unworthy.  Yesterday on Facebook I got into a "debate" with someone about politics.  I really don't have an opinion, I had just commented that the stance this person took was ironic, in that they very thing they were complaining about, they were using to complain.  From there, I got into a 2 hour "screaming" match online about something I do not even care about.  Why?  Because my ego was at stake.  What is worse, it was a matter of faith, and I had mistakenly set myself up as the judge of what was good doctrine or bad doctrine.  

Looking back at that, the wind had left the sails of my self esteem.  I was not only not worthy of God's love, but I had taken that lack of righteousness into a battle and tried to make it about him.

The last line of this verse called out to me. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. He knows how I feel, and he tells me that it is not MY righteousness that matters, but his, and he will help me with that.  

Wow again.

Start today with the total assurance that God is YOUR God, standing beside YOU, no matter how bad you have messed things up, no matter what you have done, he is beside you, because you are HIS favorite child.


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