Thursday, April 18, 2013

"Cry Out to the Lord"....Week Two of Stressed-Less OBS Study

"Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress."
  ~ Psalm 107:19 (NIV)

Upon pondering this scripture, it became apparent the verse states "their distress" not God's. God is not stressed by the happenings in our world and lives. He is God and He is in control. Our distress which is defined as "to cause strain, anxiety, or suffering" happens when we try to control. I tell myself frequently, "He is God and I am not!" 

Yes, God's heart is broken when explosions take lives. God cries more for us and this fallen world than we ever will. He told me once when I heartbroken over the choices of a young woman who means a great deal to me, "Child, for every tear you have cried for her, I have cried more." 
He showed me a bucket and my tears barely filled it. 
Whereas, His tears overflowed the bucket and became a river. 

In the coming days, as my parent's house gets closer to being finished, my aunt is recovering from surgery, and we prepare to say good-bye to my parent's 14 year old German Shepherd
 our stress levels will be given prime opportunity to rise. 
Therefore, today it was good for me to remember:

GOD IS GOD... AND I AM NOT!




6 comments:

  1. Thank you Dawn your first paragraph is so powerful, God is not stressed by our happenings, because he already knows. Thank you for the video fits our study perfectly. Many blessings to your sweet sister.

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  2. Thanks for sharing Dawn. Loved reading your blog and listening to Steven - love this song. Loved this - "Child, for every tear you have cried for her, I have cried more."
    He showed me a bucket and my tears barely filled it.
    Whereas, His tears overflowed the bucket and became a river." Debbie W. (OBS Group Leader)

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    1. Isn't it amazing how God lovingly shows us things from His perspective? Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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  3. Thank you for this, Dawn! Love your heart! I am praying for you, your mom, and your famy through these transitions. God will surely be your help and He WILL sustain you! Love you friend!

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  4. We thank you for your prayers. I know God will bring me through but need to be reminded also.

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In Christ,
Dawn
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