Trust in God to See You Through

June 5, 2009 by  
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God can make a way out of no way.  There are times in life when we hit a dead end and feel as though we are out of options.  We’ve been brought low by fate or circumstance or even by our own wrong choices and we feel like we just can’t go on.  These are the times when we just aren’t sure that God can really be there for us because things look so grim.  It seems like that cloud over our head is raining down nothing but more pain and suffering on us and we just don’t see how God can lead us through all of the suffering we see.  This is when we have to put our faith in God and understand that God is unique in the universe – He can see us through anything, no matter how bad the problem, no matter how low we are, no matter how bad we feel !

We all go through challenging times in our lives emotionally, financially, psychologically and spiritually.  But we can trust in God to see us through.  God is as close as the call of His Name.  No matter how low we’ve fallen or how depressed we are, God has the power to save our lives. Be willing to put your trust and faith in God and put aside your pride; be willing to humble yourself and cry out to God for help from the depths of your heart and soul.

You may be asking yourself, “How do I know God can see me through my problem?” Remember, God has been here since the beginning of time and the world itself.  From where we sit, our problems may seem insurmountable, but from where He sits as Ruler of the Universe, our problems aren’t insurmountable at all.  In fact, like a loving Father , he sees each of our problems and understands them. In his compassion and wisdom, he is simply waiting for each of us to come to Him and say, “Father, please help me to get through this. I need You.”

Then remember that if you want God to see you through, you must trust Him !  And trust can be difficult when times are dark and life is difficult. Sometimes we want an easy fix and quick results.  If our prayers aren’t answered immediately, we wonder if God is really listening.  Be faithful and understand that God, in His wisdom, knows what is best for you and that He knows what you have the strength to endure in the days ahead – and that He will always be with you. Trust in Him and He will see you through !

Turn to God in prayer and meditation and release your concerns about this day and the days ahead – turn them over to Him and He will help you to see them through. Just say, “God, I trust you to be my guide and inspiration and to see me through whatever challenging circumstances I may have to face in the days ahead.” In the Psalms, the Lord reminds us of just how much He loves us and how much He wants to be a part of our daily lives, seeing us through our daily struggles and being a part of our daily triumphs,

“The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  I will advise you and watch over you”

- ( Psalm 32:8 NLT).

Did God promise that the way would always be easy?  No.  But he DID promise that He would always be there to guide you along the best pathway to guide you and watch over you.

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of  newly published book, God Will Always Be There for You.  Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power , joy, peace, and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.  Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christiansfaith

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Rejection is God’s Protection

May 27, 2009 by  
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Right now you’re probably thinking, “Wait a minute, that doesn’t sound right.  How can rejection be a form of protection?”  But I’m not talking about rejecting by God.  The Lord will never reject you – He will always love and accept you!  The rejection I’m talking about is the rejection you sometimes face in your own life.  When you feel like the world is rejecting you, whether at work, in your personal life or through the loss of something important to you, that may be God’s way of protecting you.

No matter where you are, you should accept it as the place God wants you to be and trust in God’s perfect timing.  Thank God that He has seen in His wisdom to answer some of your prayers in unexpected ways and to answer others in the negative, because sometimes what we thought was the best for us wasn’t the best at all.

Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs
That just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care
Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers”

- Garth Brooks Song

The song lyrics above are good ones to keep in mind.  We should thank the Lord for all of the doors that He has opened and thank Him even more for the doors that He has closed in our lives.  We should learn to trust that He know what is best for us and is in control of our destinies.  We may not understand everything that is happening and we can’t know what is in store for us in the future, but if we trust in Him, we can move forward knowing that He has our best interests at heart.  After all, He knows the future and understands that there may be something far greater just around the next corner for us.

When we lose a job, go through a divorce, don’t get that promotion we wanted or face any other form or rejection or disappointment, we must remember to fight our discouragement and put our faith in god.  The temporary rejection is God’s protection of our future.  He is protecting us from some future hurt or sorrow by putting us on the proper path in the here and now.  Yes, it can be a painful and harsh path to walk, but if we walk it in faith and allow God to comfort and keep us, we will get through the rejection and we will come out stronger on the other side, ready to accept the greater gifts He has waiting for us in the future!

Relax and learn to trust God.  He is on your side.  Ask God for His will and not your own.  Being in God’s will is the safest place you can ever be.  One of the most important aspect of faith is trusting that God will know what is right for you, even when you don’t understand His reasons.  When it seems like your prayers aren’t being answered, it may be that God is protecting you from danger or sorrow that you can’t see, the timing isn’t right or that God has something far better planned for you that you haven’t even thought about.   Give yourself over to Him completely and realize that any rejection you suffer from is only temporary here on earth, and that God’s plan is all-encompassing and will always prevail.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight.

- Proverbs 3:5

Seek His will in all you do and He will direct your paths.

- Proverbs 3:6

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of  newly published book, God Will Always Be There for You.  Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power , joy, peace, and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.  Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christiansfaith

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God Can Heal Brokenness

May 25, 2009 by  
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You cannot change what you don’t acknowledge or confront. When we are broken of spirit, the wounds of the past can overwhelm us and cause us pain and suffering, but God can heal our brokenness. He can’t do this, however, if we don’t first turn our hurts and sorrows over to Him.

There is nothing God hasn’t heard before, nothing He hasn’t seen. You can shed your tears and bring your heart aches to Him and He will heal your broken heart and wounded spirit. He understands your tears and will give you the grace to not only carry on, but to triumph, all you have to do is turn to him with a contrite and willing heart. Ask God today to be the glue that binds the broken pieces of your shattered soul back together.

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Psalm 147:3

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed.”

Jeremiah 17:14

1. Actively seek God and His healing.

2. Confess that you are broken and that you are in need of His healing power.

3. Forgive yourself and others for whatever has happened. As long as you hold onto blame or anger, your brokenness will remain.

4. Let go of the bitterness and acknowledge that, no matter what has befallen you, you have something to be thankful for. This can be the most difficult step, especially if your loss has been a profound one. But as you pray to the Lord, He will remind you of the amazing gift that He has given you – eternal life and His unending love! With these two great gifts, how can we hold onto our earthly sorrows?

5. Express your gratitude. Prayerfully thank the Lord for each day ahead of you that is a wealth of possibilities and the grace that grants you peace.

6. Remember that God has not burdened you with more than you can bear. You are still here! And with God’s help you will rise from your knees with a stronger, steadier spirit than ever!

The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.”

- Psalm 145:18

God will hear your entreaties and make good on His promise to you. He will bring joy and meaning back into your life.

There is a straight and righteous path to God’s healing if we know the steps to take:

You must admit that you’ve turned away from Him to concentrate on your own pain, and put forth a contrite and loving heart. Ask the Lord sincerely to take away your selfishness and your inability to turn from your sorrow and pain, and He will give you the strength and love to move beyond your past and step into a loving future in His presence.

How do we ask God to heal our brokenness? By making our wounded hearts and souls a living sacrifice to Him. Brokenness comes from holding on to our sorrows and letting them eat away at us. When we turn over those hurts to the Lord and ask Him to accept them, we have taken the first step toward healing.

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of  newly published book, God Will Always Be There for You.  Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power , joy, peace, and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.  Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christiansfaith

Copyright © 2009 by Robert Moment. All rights reserved. You may forward this article in its entirety to anyone you wish.

The Power of God

May 23, 2009 by  
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The power of God is unlimited and, in its vastness, unknowable in all its forms, yet this amazing and vast power gives us hope and should give us the confidence to go forward in life without fear.  Think about the infinite power of God – He is the One who rolls back the clouds and brings forth sunshine after a storm.  He orders the winds to blow and creates the seasons in order to bring forth food on the earth and provide for all the creatures on it.  We can rely on the fact that night follows day and winter is followed by spring because God’s power makes it so.

In fact, God is unique in all the universe in His power.  He is has attributes that no one and nothing else has that demonstrate the infinite variety and omniscience of His power:

¨    No other creature is capable of creation from nothing.  God alone created the universe itself and all the creatures in it.  He created night and day, the planets and stars and everything on the earth that sustains life.  He willed the very universe into existence and existed before it came into being.

¨    No other creature is self-sustaining like God is.  Plants require water and light, animals and people require food.  God requires nothing – He simply Is, with nothing else required.

¨   No other creature can forgive like God can forgive.  While we can forgive others for harm they may have done to us, no one has the ability to forgive us all of our transgressions and grant absolution – giving us hope of eternal life.

¨    No other creature is Infinite.  He was here at the beginning of time, and is outside of time.  In fact, God and His son, Jesus Christ, are the beginning and the end, the Alpha and Omega of the universe.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through Him all things were made.  In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.”

- John 1:1-4

So who or what should we put our faith in?  The power of kingdoms and men will fade away, but God is eternal.  He is like nothing and no one else and can be relied on for all your needs.  Do you fully realize and understand the power of His presence in your life?  Many believers speak of the acts of god, but have you ever considered the amazing power of His presence in your own life, the personal power that you have by giving your life over to Him?

If God is for us, who can be against us?”

- Roman 8:31

The next time you are fearful or do not know where to turn, remember that the most powerful force on earth and in heaven is God.  He doesn’t have to do anything but be there, and you have all you need to overcome anything.

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

- Luke 1:37

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of  newly published book, God Will Always Be There for You.  Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power , joy, peace, and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.  Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christiansfaith

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God Uses Ordinary People to Do Extraordinary Things

May 22, 2009 by  
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There is no such thing as the wrong side of the tracks with God. I think it was Jim Collins who wrote the book “Good to Great,” which said, “It is a sin to be good when you can be great.” The power of God is unlimited. God is not limited in any way by your education, economic status, race or social standing. Those are artificial limitations that only matter to the world, not to the Lord.

If you say, “God, I am available to You and I submit and surrender to Your will for my life,” something amazing will start to happen in your life because God will use you to do His will and purpose. God will take the ordinary and turn it into the extraordinary! Develop a habit of being what God knows you can be and surrender fully to His will. Remember that His view is the long view of the world and His goals are not focused on the little picture. God can do extraordinary things using ordinary people in seemingly small ways.

There was a young girl at the turn of the century outside of Philadelphia who was crying near a small church when the pastor walked by. When he asked her what was wrong, she sobbed that there hadn’t been enough room in the Sunday School class for her. Seeing her filthy clothes, the pastor guessed that she may have been turned away for other reasons. He marched her back in and found a place for her in the class. She listened and loved the Bible stories she heard each Sunday after that.

Two years later, the little girl died. When the pastor came to make final arrangements, he discovered a coin purse with her belongings. Inside the coin purse was 57 cents and a slip of paper that said, “To make the church bigger so more kids can go to the Sunday School.”

The pastor told the girl’s story that Sunday in church, and challenged his deacons to raise enough money to build a bigger church. The newspapers picked up the story. And a realtor offered a parcel of land worth thousands of dollars to build the church on. When told that the church couldn’t afford the asking price, he offered to sell it to them for 57 cents.

It would seem impossible to build a church with 57 cents, but that didn’t stop one little girl from trying to create a miracle. Today you can go to Temple Baptist church of Philadelphia and Temple University. Go visit the Sunday School building next to Good Samaritan Hospital, where there is more than enough room for everyone. In one room you will see the picture of a young girl who started it all with 57 cents. Alongside it is the picture of the Reverend Dr. Russell Conwell, who multiplied that 57 cents through countless others.

God had taken the very ordinary donation of a poor child, less than a dollar, and turned it into something extraordinary! It became the driving force that turned the heart of a landowner, motivated the revival of a church and eventually founded a University! All because an ordinary young minister made sure an ordinary young girl went to Sunday School one ordinary morning.

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

- Philippians 4:13

God always sees what is inside of us. We all have gifts, talents and opportunities that He can shape into miraculous moments. We must stop looking at what we don’t have and start looking at what God can do in our lives.

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of  newly published book, God Will Always Be There for You.  Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power , joy, peace, and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.  Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christiansfaith

Copyright © 2009 by Robert Moment. All rights reserved. You may forward this article in its entirety to anyone you wish.

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