Posts Tagged ‘Point of Grace’

How many times have you heard someone say they are “taking one day at a time”? This statement is often used when someone is going through a difficult time, either health or life issues, and is said to indicate that the person is just trying to get through and survive the coming day.

God has planned out our lives before we take our first breath, so even when we take one day at a time, we can still follow his plan for us. God is with us through every situation and circumstance we find ourselves in. But if we put our trust in Him, he will guide us through each day, supporting and guiding us.

So take one day at a time when you need to, but take it with God.

When you see people at their most vulnerable, you realise each and every one of us, no matter their background or lifestyle, are just the same – they each have to rely on someone else to save them.

I recently watched a medical programme on TV where one of the doctors said those words. They were such powerful words I had to write them down when I heard them so I didn’t forget them.

When we are at our most vulnerable we really need those who love us and who can do something to help us, to be there with us – After all if you came across a building on fire, you wouldn’t call the coastguard to put out the fire would you, you’d call the fire brigade.

So when we’re feeling vulnerable we should turn to God, as he is the only one who can provide us with the love, support and help we need at that time – His answer may be to send us a friend to share our worries with; or give us direction when we there seems too many choices ahead of us. Whatever we face, God is the answer, so should be the one we turn to in our time of need.

When you’re going through a tough period of time, it really can feel like you are completely on your on – Not necessarily that there’s no one living with you or around you day-to-day, but no one really understands how you feel, or even seems to care how you feel.

Maybe you’re being told to “give yourself a shake” or “things aren’t that bad”, but both those statements (plus others) are not helpful when you feel at rock bottom.

I have found in those situations that even at night when I tried to sleep, my mind was constantly active reiterating to me how hopeless things were, or how bad things looked. This usually resulted in me not getting much sleep, which in turn made it more difficult to concentrate on standard everyday tasks, again making it feel like I couldn’t do anything right anymore.

Hang on in there though, as even through those difficult times, God is still by your side. It may not feel like he is, but I can assure you he is always there, and will help you during those days. You probably won’t realise during those times that God is helping you, but believe me when you get through that time, you’ll look back and you’ll see God’s part your survival.

So keep on believing God is with you, as he will help you through your storm.

Keep the Candle Burning by Point of Grace

You think you’re alone there in your silent storm
But I’ve seen the tears you’ve cried falling down and trying to drown
The flame of hope inside
Let me tell you now, tell you now
When you’re walking in the dead of night
And your soul is churning
When your hope seems out of sight
Keep the candle burning
All it takes is one steady heart in a world that’s turning
Shine a light and pierce the dark
Keep the candle burning
Keep the candle burning
When you’re down and you’re discouraged
When the darkness clouds your view
You’ve got to gather up your courage
You know the lord is gonna see you through
Let me tell you now
Tell you now
One ray of light always breaks through
Follow wherever he takes you
Wherever he takes you

 

under-the-weatherWhen you’re feeling ill or unwell, you seek medical advice, by either going to see your doctor or attending hospital.

But what about when you’re struggling with life or struggling spiritually?

Funny how when we’re struggling, God is often not the person we turn to even although he is “The Great Physician”

Mark 2:17 (NIV)

Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting the sin-sick, not the spiritually-fit.”

So if you’re feeling under the weather, always remember Jesus is there for you.

At some point in our lives I’m sure we’ve all felt as if we’re worthless and no use to anyone, but have come to realise that this couldn’t be further from the truth.

If you are felling worthless just now, please consider this:

To the world you may just be one person but to one person you may just be the world

I personally have found this to be true, even during my darkest moments. Sometimes just befriending someone, or giving them a hug can be all someone needs to let them know someone is thinking of them. Therefore, just keep being you, and I’m sure you will “be the world to someone” even although you may never know how much your actions or words meant to them.

We can all make a difference in other people’s lives, even through simple actions, so don’t ever think you are worthless. You are not worthless to God, so you certainly aren’t worthless to those around you.

How many people do you know who will be there for you in your goods and your bad days; Who don’t judge you because of your foolish decisions or the things you keep secret; But who still love you despite all this?

There’s not many who will stick by us through everything is there? However there’s one who will, God.

God knows your good days, your bad days, your foolish decisions, and all your secrets. And He still loves you!

strong and courageous

We all get afraid sometimes, particularly when what lies ahead of us seems frightening and we’re unsure if we’ll cope. However I can tell you from my own experience that even when I’ve felt afraid, it’s not seemed quite as bad because I know God is always with me, and will give be the strength and courage to face whatever comes my way.

Music Prayer

Thank you for the music all around us.

Each morning we hear it from the moment we open our ears;

the low notes of wind around the eaves

the whoosh of water as it comes from the tap

the glug glug as it drains

the throaty whistle of the boiling kettle

the metallic tap of the spoon against the cup

the jazz percussion of our feet on the steps.

The sounds of our day,

so familiar we hardly pay attention.

Thank you for the ability to hear.

Thank you for the sounds of life

the chatter of the squirrel

the deep purr of  a cat

the sharp calls of a blue jay

the sound of someone we love laughing.

Give us wisdom to enter this day with good sounds,

tones and pitches and words that affirm, encourage, cherish,

our sounds affecting the world in a positive way.

We pray for all who sing a sad song today;

the grieving, the lonely, the lost.

We pray especially for those who have lost their voice

and feel silenced or oppressed.

There are many singing freedom songs around our world,

and so today we pray for the safety of these singers.

Give their song the strength to convince and convert,

the power to ward off war.

There are too many war songs,

we don’t want to hear another one.

Thank you for your songs, love songs, which we are invited to sing.

Thank you for all the parts you’ve made for the song;

soprano, alto, tenor, bass.

Thank you for the children’s part and the senior’s part,

thank you for the youth part and the part for middle agers,

thank you for the crazy baby descant

that we all love to hear.

You are the Great Composer .

We long to be composed each day in your image,

singing your elegant score truly, clearly,

following your rhythm by heart,

finding our voice in your beautiful world.

Hearing you in the music of life.

This is our prayer.

Amen.

God inspires musicians to compose words and music that can tell others about His love, His faithfulness, His forgiveness and the ultimate sacrifice he gave for us. Words and music which  can touch the hearts and souls of the listener and bring them to kneel before God.

It really is God’s music we play, so make sure we play it for the right reasons.

Proverbs 18:9-11 (The Message)

Slack habits and sloppy work are as bad as vandalism.
God’s name is a place of protection—good people can run there and be safe.
The rich think their wealth protects them; they imagine themselves safe behind it.

Just another reminder today that God is always there to offer you protection and help. Unlike those around you, your possessions and belongs, God can and will help and protect you during your darkest times – He will be there for you, always.

Worthless

Posted: July 8, 2015 in life, music, pray, prayer, quotes, religion
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Is this true? Do you start each day by thanking God for everything you have?

I simply pray today that we may each remember to always thank God for everything we have, as without Him, we would have nothing of worth.