Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Take it to the Lord in Prayer"

This old hymn is on my heart this morning. Yesterday was a hard day emotionally. I only this morning was able to cry freely about it, in prayer. Yesterday was one of the brave face, and concerned watching with my stomach twisted up in knots. This morning was one of going into Father's presence in the quiet of the early morning, and pouring out the pain of yesterday. In truth, in the midst of some stress and scariness, I knew He was there. How easily my human nature falls into fear. But turnaround seems to happen quicker these days. I had asked Him to help me be wise and for the restoration of some broken pieces of happiness here. The outcome remains to be seen, but knowing He cares about everything too, brings reassurance . I posted this devotion from Spurgeon's morning devotional that comes to my inbox. Remembering, nothing is too small or insignificant to take to the Lord in prayer.

This morning's devotional by Charles Spurgeon:
"God, even our own God."
-- Psalms 67:6

It is strange how little use we make of the spiritual blessings which
God gives us, but it is stranger still how little use we make of God
himself. Though he is "our own God," we apply ourselves but little to
him, and ask but little of him. How seldom do we ask counsel at the
hands of the Lord! How often do we go about our business, without
seeking his guidance! In our troubles how constantly do we strive to
bear our burdens ourselves, instead of casting them upon the Lord, that
he may sustain us! This is not because we may not, for the Lord seems
to say, "I am thine, soul, come and make use of me as thou wilt; thou
mayst freely come to my store, and the oftener the more welcome." It is
our own fault if we make not free with the riches of our God. Then,
since thou hast such a friend, and he invites thee, draw from him
daily. Never want whilst thou hast a God to go to; never fear or faint
whilst thou hast God to help thee; go to thy treasure and take whatever
thou needest-there is all that thou canst want. Learn the divine skill
of making God all things to thee. He can supply thee with all, or,
better still, he can be to thee instead of all. Let me urge thee, then,
to make use of thy God. Make use of him in prayer. Go to him often,
because he is thy God. O, wilt thou fail to use so great a privilege?
Fly to him, tell him all thy wants. Use him constantly by faith at all
times. If some dark providence has beclouded thee, use thy God as a
"sun;" if some strong enemy has beset thee, find in Jehovah a "shield,"
for he is a sun and shield to his people. If thou hast lost thy way in
the mazes of life, use him as a "guide," for he will direct thee.
Whatever thou art, and wherever thou art, remember God is just what
thou wantest, and just where thou wantest, and that he can do all thou

1 comment:

  1. The words of that hymn have been running through my head, and strengthening my heart, since you posted them. As usual, the words you have shared here are encouragement and inspiration to my heart. xo