16 December 2013

He is Inescapable

Aegean Sea, Greece
"If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me."
Psalm 139:9-10 KJV

Verses 9 and 10 have laid heavy on my heart today. Christmas is right around the corner (NEXT WEEK, YAY!) and these verses brought me such peace and comfort!

I experienced that wonderful leading hand of God during my Missions Trip to Greece in 2011. His presence was so revealing and real to me and I was forever changed. When I was stripped of all my comforts and I only had Jesus, I learned that He was all I needed. 
Aegean Sea & Me

Even there His hand led me.

God will never leave me or forsake me. Whether I go as far as the east or the west, His hand will always be my guide. Even when I'm discouraged, or things don't go exactly as planned, He will never cease to hold me. I must place my trust in Him, not in this world and all it's inadequacies.
In verse 9, it uses two extremes: the sky and the sea. It is to show us that no matter where we go in all of His wonderful creation, He will always be present. The love and watchful eye of God is inescapable! You are never alone.

Take a few minutes today and read Psalm 139.

09 December 2013

Psalm 33:11

I came across these words the other day and they've been replaying in my head. They are simply 
a comforting reminder to just... pause. 
Pause in the beauty of His creations, in my stressful school day, in my moment of sadness, in my blessings and sorrows, in the midst of my meltdown. Pause and remind myself that He is in control and He is not yet finished with me. I am still clay in the Potter's Hands.
Let these words soak in through your plans, your emotions and your busy holidays. His Will and His Plans are perfect. They are unchangeable. They are for our good. Take a hold of the cross that shattered the clasp of sin and 
live under His peace and joy. 

Psalm 33:11 NLT
"But the Lord's plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken."

Remember, it's not over, He is still completing His Work.