Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I Need Some Good News

Jesus Christ left the glory of heaven and came to earth to pay the price for my sins, so that I could be reconciled to God and enjoy eternal life.

God is still on His throne. Nothing can remove Him from it.

God's goodness and faithfulness are not dependent upon my circumstance.

Perfect is HIS title. And everything about Him is perfect - His timing, His will, His love, and His ways. Everything.


I sat with tears in my eyes after yet another disappointment Monday afternoon and simply prayed, God, I need some good news. I just need some good news now.
The statements above are the things that came to my mind.
And they are, indeed, good news.
Friends, I am in a very fragile emotional state at the moment. I'm OK writing about it, but please don't ask me to talk or I am likely to burst into tears. (I'm pathetic like that!)
But I know that God is still good.
He is still on His throne.
My salvation is secure.
God loves me, He knows what He is doing, and I can trust Him. Even though I don't understand Him right now, I can trust Him. Amen?

Wondering how many of you reading these words are going through a similar experience right now.
Let's pray.

Father in heaven, thank You. Thank You for the good news that Jesus Christ died to pay the price for our sins, so that we could be in a relationship with You and live with You for all eternity. Thank You that a day is coming when we will have no more tears, no more sorrow, no more misunderstandings or disappointments, but that all will be well because we will be with You.
Thank You, Father, that You do not change with our circumstance, but that You remain the same. Yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever. And because of that, we can cling to You with certainty. When our situation is uncertain, You are constant and we can depend upon You.
God, I need You to hold me. I need You to speak tenderly to me and remind me gently that You have my best in mind - that You're working it out.
And Lord, You know the needs of each woman praying with me now, so I am asking the same thing for her. I am asking You to speak tenderly to her, to wrap Your arms around her and let her know Your presence, Your care, Your goodness.
Thank You, Father, for Your love. I praise You for Your power and Your faithfulness. I thank You for Your grace and patience. I need You, Lord, and I am so thankful for Your presence in my life.

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10 comments:

Deirdre said...

Karen,
I am praying with you honey.
Whatever is wrong, God is bigger than the problem.
Deirdre

heartreflections said...

God is close to the brokenhearted and He is doing an amazing work in your life right now.

Mary said...

I totally relate to you 100% today. Totally. Thank you for the wonderful reminders that God is always here - even when He feels so very far away and no 'good news' seems in sight.

Thanks Karen,
Mary

Anonymous said...

I'm praying with you, Karen!! I just listened to a devotional that said, "God is with us, through it all, always"...May He wrap you in His arms of strength & love...
Hugs!!
Patricia/nyc

On Purpose said...

Joining in and praying too!

TamrahT. said...

Hugs! and then...more HUGS!! I hope you know just how precious you are to me and many others! And, yes I am feeling a lot the way you have! I pray the Lord's peace and joy in our lives, sister.
In Jesus precious name, AMEN :)

Proverbs 27:19 said...

In Jesus' Name,
Amen.

smooches,
Larie

God's girl said...

Interceding for you during this time of refining. My thoughts go to your book, where you share the process of mining and the steps needed to create the beauty in the end.

Trust your Heavenly Father and remember the mountains He has brought you through in the past. Remember His goodness and wait in anticipation for the breakthrough.

Is this another smokescreen? Where is your focus? What gear needs to be shifted? Does any of this make sense to you... (If not, pass me off as a crazy lady:)

Love ya and big hugs!
Heaven

Chatty Kelly said...

Relate? Oh yes I can. Oh yes I can. Oh yes I can. I'm sorry you're struggling. But God really is the good news isn't he? Everything else pales next to that. Thank you for redirecting my view.

Amanda said...

I can't even tell you how many tears I cried this past week. I just KNOW that God is using this new pain and rejection in my life to sharpen me... but it just hurts so bad right now. I do not know what you are specifically going through, but know that I am also crying out to HIm... and that I read your prayer to Him and cried some more and prayed for you!

Love love love your (His) perfect timing!

God bless-
Amanda