Dry Lands and Gods Promises

Desert

I am a person who loves the study the word of God and loves to read books. I love getting the feeling of real life people that have saw miracles happen, and that quite potentially be in the same predicament that I am in. Its rather incredible that these people were able to live for God under such unfortunate circumstances, to be beheaded, all in the name of Jesus. Fear of dying and fear not losing everything was an amazing story.

I have read and been trying to listen to sermons on and off again for the past year. Having a rough year, I would try to focus on Gods voice and what to do with my life in the future and what He is doing now. I have recently moved to my moms house due to financial issues. I would have to live with my step dad in which he is very violent and controlling. Before I was used to it because I have been living with it for quite a long time. Now, I am deeply afraid because when looking back on it, things that he has done to me are not normal from a “traditional family.” I have been struggling, been harassing friends feeling like I need to fill up, losing tons of sleep at night, crying in my room alone, being afraid to speak to him or my mom because I knew I was going to be yelled at for something. There was no running from it. I easily became depressed, angry, lashing out on people, confused, upset, and most importantly, unable to think of the plan that God has for me.

If I am following Your plan God, what are you doing and why is it so frustrating?

1 Kings 17:3-8 “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” So he went and did according to the word of the Lord. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. And after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land. The Widow of Zarephath Then the word of the Lord came to him, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.”
So here God was, and he is feeding Elijah and giving him water from the brook, and the brook dries up. Main water supply dries up and you don’t know what to do and how to live is very very scary. It means that you either need to think of something, or that you need to start trusting in Gods perfect will. I personally do something, and its probably stupid…not going to lie.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Why is this in Proverbs? Maybe because Gods will is perfect, your will is not. Basic. Simple. Admitting that I mess up on this makes me think that I need to restart my thinking process when it comes to God and His perfect will. I stated this at the beginning of the post: What is God doing now? He is saving me from my previous sin by his Son, my brother Jesus! He provided me a place to one of the richest countries in the world! He gave me the opportunity to taste, touch, smell, to worship Him, to experience His FULL goodness by sharing why that any of this stuff matters to anyone who reads, who either subscribes to this blog or anybody who reads this on twitter. God loves you, be sure to receive that love.
Jereimiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope
I was talking to my pastors wife and even though that this is a popular verse I need to cling on it because this is where trust comes in. If I want healing, I need trust. It will help me in the future with forgiveness with my step dad, and my real dad. It starts with God, and even though that there is a dry area and no water to drink, God will direct a way and He will do it with His love and His guidance and His grace.
How did God help you in a dry area?
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About Equip The Truth
Christian, trying to love God the best I can. In here you are going to find my history and I am going to attempt to preach the gospel. I am a Child and Youth Worker student and trying to be a future for children. Lets start young and show them the love that was given to us

2 Responses to Dry Lands and Gods Promises

  1. carlosmor says:

    This is refreshing and inspiring to me. I have dealt with the exact same thing for years and was forced to move back home. I questioned everything in the beginning. In the process God healed me, my step dad and the family. Amazing things happen when we fully trust and rely on God. God bless you and may this post be if healing to others.

    -Carlos

  2. Phil says:

    I think living today is very difficult because prices are going up all the time while jobs are becoming hard to find.

    I live in the UK and most young people can’t even afford a small flat to live in. Many young people share a flat between 2-3 friends. Times are tough but as Christians we must trust in The Lord to see us through, God will provide what’s needed.

    Thanks for sharing.

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