Not knowing where to go

Not knowing where to go?
Not knowing where to go?

I’ve been lost here for so long but thanks God I was able to share you a quick post today while I was taking a short afternoon break here in the office.

Have you ever experience facing a lot of options, choices and decisions yet you don’t have any idea which direction to take? You know you want to move in the direction God is leading, but the problem is you don’t know which direction that is. You’re floundering, not knowing where to go, what to do, or how to do it. You can’t see what the outcome of each choice will be and many factors have to be considered in making each single decision.

I was reminded recently of the verse, “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart.” It led me to meditate on the wisdom of waiting for God, rather than making decisions when we can’t see clearly ahead.

I’m sure you can think of times in your life when you had to make a certain decision but you couldn’t seem to get any answers; but when you waited in prayer and with faith, trusting God to come through for you, He eventually made the way clear and you were glad you’d waited and trusted.

Waiting is an important element of the faith life. It’s not easy, but it’s part of the process that God uses to instruct us, teach us patience, build our character, and draw us closer to Him. The next time you’re in a holding pattern or in waiting mode, be encouraged. God will always make a clear way to our life if we just waited and trusted Him!

Scriptures that will help you today:

Hebrews 10:23 (NKJV) Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

Romans 8:25 (NKJV) But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

James 5:7-8 (NKJV) Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Shalom!

I have to get back to work again.

 

Your sweetest Melody,

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Psalm 23:6 (Short Devotion)

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Surely goodness and mercy shall  follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23:6

God’s mercy is manifest in the life of David. Even though he was a “man after God’s own heart,” David knew the level of God’s mercy.

Today’s devotion shows me another God’s character, showing His total provision for us. Psalm 23 shows us that mercy follows us all the days of our lives. As we journey through this life, we all have a tendency to fail, to be confused, to fall short. But as Psalm 94:18 points out, When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When we fall, His mercy is there –it follows us and holds us up!

No matter what the circumstances, no matter what the cause, if we are pursuing God’s will for our lives, His mercy will follow us all the days of our lives so when we do fall, it will hold us up!

Father, Your Mercy is unsearchable, yet such a treasured gift! There are so many times I fall short of your glory, at hindi ko nasusunod yung mga naisin Mo para sa akin yet, Your Mercy is there to hold me up and set me back on my journey. Thank you for showing me Mercy when I deserve it the least, and thank You for reminding me that Mercy has everything to do with You, nothing whatsoever to do with me, what I do, where I go, or who I am, for I am nothing, absolutely nothing without You!

Father God, be exalted above the Heaven and earth! For Your mercy is great and incomparable. Thank you for pursuing me, chasing me and following me through Your goodness and mercy. You are the God who is not hard to find. Don’t give up on me until the day that I will dwell in You forever. In Jesus Name Amen.

 

Your sweetest Melody, ❤

He walked in your shoes

(Side note, it’s almost a months ago the last time I’ve posted here because of so many things I need to prioritize. But thanks be to God for another fruitful message.) 🙂

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Today’s verses are Hebrews 2:17-18.

Therefore, it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.

Life is hard sometimes. Everybody knows that. But there’s something really comforting in talking to someone who’s walked a mile in your shoes.

If you’ve lost someone you love, friends can tell you they understand, but they don’t really. If they haven’t experienced the same loss you have, they can’t. It’s like someone with a full-time, paying job with benefits trying to console a part-time, minimum wage earner that rising grocery costs are a part of life. They mean well, certainly, but they can’t actually comprehend the terror of an empty cupboard and a failing bank balance.

Having a friend in your life who has been where you’ve been, who’s walked where you walked and felt the same hurt you have is priceless. If you can talk about how you’re feeling and your friend truly does understand the same emotions, there’s comfort you can’t really quantify. Especially if that friend experienced the same hurts you have and they’ve come out shining on the other side.

You realize that Jesus went through the same struggles we have, right? Maybe not specifically. He wasn’t a property owner, and He wasn’t always sure where His next meal would come from. Maybe the circumstances in His life are different from yours, but I guarantee He experienced the same emotions you have.

That’s why He came. Jesus chose to become human so that He could be made like us in every way, suffer in every way, struggle in every way, so He could understand, so that He could bridge the chasm between us and God the Father.

When someone knows what you’ve been through, they can speak for you. They can explain how it feels to stand where you stand, to live how you live, what the world looks like from your eyes. They can speak to it because they’ve lived it too, and that’s what Jesus does for us.

Jesus experienced fear and loss. He knew what betrayal felt like. He knew what failure felt like. He knew what it was like to lose friends and family–and to have friends and family turn their backs on Him. Everything we struggle with on a daily basis, Jesus experienced Himself. Maybe the circumstances weren’t identical, but the emotions were.

And you know what? He came out shining on the other side. He lived through all of that pain and abandonment and hurt and frustration and didn’t once turn against God. He still lived a life that was pleasing to the Lord, and because He did it, so can we. And when we struggle, we can turn to Him and ask for help.

When you’re on the edge of making a really hard decision, ask Jesus for help. Tell Him about what you’re going through. He’s listening, and He’s been there. He had the strength not to go down the road, regardless of how much He was hurting, and He’s still there to help us make the wise choice too.

Jesus experienced life before we did, and He survived. He actually did more than survive. He thrived. And we can too. We just have to be willing to talk to Him about it and ask Him for help.

 

Your sweetest Melody, ❤