Sunday, September 26, 2010

I Am Not Dismayed

The weather is cold and dreary but not so my heart. It is filled with the warmth and love of a Saviour, who is faithful and always carries us through lifes trials.
Church is an important part of our lives. We are active members, doers of the Word. Believing that each of us is born with awesome gifts from God that should be used for His glory and not wasted.
We have experienced some trials these past weeks...some rough and raging seas have made the place that is our Sanctuary, confusing and frankly disappointing.
But, I am not dismayed! I, do not follow man nor give account to any...I follow Jesus Christ and because of Him I walk in faith and victory today.
Leaving past things behind and going forward, knowing that God is moving and only He is in control.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Amen! ((HUGS))

Felisol said...

Dear Trish,
I'm sorry to read about you having trials.
That hurts, I know from experience.
However, we are with the winning team, and as you say, we are not dismayed.
Our Lord never said we would not meet trials, but He promised to go with us all the way through the trials.
Pray that you all may sense his closeness just now!
Psalms Chapter 91

1 O thou that dwellest in the covert of the Most High, and abidest in the shadow of the Almighty;
2 I will say of the LORD, who is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust,
3 That He will deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He will cover thee with His pinions, and under His wings shalt thou take refuge; His truth is a shield and a buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Of the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor of the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, and see the recompense of the wicked.
9 For thou hast made the LORD who is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation.
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent.
11 For He will give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee upon their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and asp; the young lion and the serpent shalt thou trample under feet.
14 'Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he hath known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him, and bring him to honour.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and make him to behold My salvation.

Pat said...

We have weathered these storms before, they've been hard, but God is still triumphant through it all.

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear Trish,
I was so encouraged by this post. SUch a determination to not let the raging seas around you overwhelm you.

You encouraged me so much, really. I just needed to hear these words of scripture from a heart that's applying them to real life.

Yes, we're walking in victory today.


nancygrayce said...

We are weathering some storms at our church too, but we are the Body of Christ and He is in control! It is very sad though.