Monday, August 6, 2007

God IS Good!

Yes, let me say that again - God IS Good!

I have to admit, that when I first decided to blog I was going to only have this space open to my close friends and family. But after much prayer and prompting by the Holy Spirit - I wanted to share my faith with many more than just my close friends. I have found several wonderful ladies of faith who also share my passion for our Lord and who are putting themselves out there in blog land. It's not coincidence that I have found these women, but a Divine design that I have met via the internet these great gals. I do choose to moderate what posts are made prior to posting and now know why it is a good thing.

I was excited to open my inbox this morning to find that someone out there posted anonymously on my blog - unfortunately after opening the email I had to reject the comment. At first I have to admit that a bit of anger began to burn inside. This individual stated that they had found my blog randomly and that "frankly people with such obvious blind faith scare me" what saddened me the most was that that this person stated (I will quote again here) "but your "lord" has done nothing but terrible things to me." But then after a few moments, my heart broke for this person. I don't know what has happened to this person in his/her life, but whatever it is/was - I know they are hurting. I want this person to know that God IS good. I immediately prayed for this individual. John 16:33 is one of my favorite verses in scripture - and it is one I have prayed over many times - I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!

I prayed this scripture for this person today. I prayed that the hurt this person has experienced in life would be removed, that he/she would accept and feel the loving arms of our Father wrap around them, that this person would ulitmately find peace - peace that can only come from Him. I pray that someday this individual knows the love that the Lord has for him/her and they knwo the measure of His healing.

Yes friend, if you read this God IS good, God loves you and will heal your broken heart. John 3:16 is a verse that is so familiar, we even see it posted at sporting events - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. I always think it's important to follow with verse 17 when you share the famliar John 3:16.
Verse 17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condem the world but, to save the world through him.

I cannot find anywhere in scripture where God said that life would be perfect, that it would be easy - because if that were true - I would have signed up immediately. What I can find all over scripture God loves us, He wants to heal us, lead us, save us. He provided His son as our atonement for our sins and the sins of the world - so that in Jesus we can have peace. I pray that this individual comes to know Jesus - an eyes wide open faith!

I ask each of you to pray for the lost, the hurting, the sick, the lonely. God IS good.

God starts with us where we are. But He doesn't leave us there - He moves us to a deeper level of faith.


Shelly said...

I join you in agreement sister.

And praise...

Ang baylis said...

Hi... sorry about my last post. I accidently pressed enter on my husband's computer!

I just loved this post! I know you felt badly, but I hope and pray that this person reads THIS post! You wrote it so well! I will definitely pray for this person. I loved how you said that you haven't found it anywhere in scripture where God says life is perfect or easy! I will pray for them!

You are right... GOD IS SO GOOD!
Have a good night!
-Angie xoxo

p.s. Thanks for your encouraging words!! :)

RealEstateGirl said...


Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love meeting new friends, especially a "siesta" in Christ!!!

We seem to have alot in common and I'm glad I stopped by.

My heart has been so burdened for all the lost (lately) and I've been seeking to use my blog more for His glory. I posted a few days ago on "The Journey" and as best I could, shared The Way. So many people find that too "pushy", but I recently heard this...

"If you saw a blind man walking towards the edge of a cliff, what would you do???"

What an impact...

Bless you, my siesta Realtor friend--I will be back!

Anonymous said...

Bless you for your sweet sensitive spirit! I agree with you and pray that this person will come to know the Lord!