Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Camps....School....Money....

The title explains myself for the most part. There’s this speech and debate camp that my brother and I are planning on attending.... it’s not working out as well as it should. School.... should I duel enroll or is that to much for me? Money..... simply doesn’t grow on trees. But I ask myself this. In the end, do I TRULY have a say in anything? Well.... no. No, not really. God’s the one who will get me to camp if I’m supposed to be there. God’s the one that will decide through my parents, if I should duel enroll, God’s the one that will provide the money that’s needed, IF I’m supposed to do those particular things. Once again, my previous post seems to fit in with this one. Trust. One simple word. Trust. That’s all I have to do! Easy right? Well, ok, maybe not.

I continually find God’s awesome power through the Psalms. I just don’t know how He does it. But some how, each day I read the Psalms, it has something to do with my present circumstances. It’s, well, beyond supernatural. I read the third Psalm, didn’t find what I would call comfort in it. Then went to the 33rd Psalm, same thing. It’s at the 66th Psalm that I stopped. Stunned. Yes, of course, it was aligned perfectly with my present circumstances. It was just what I needed to hear this morning. Just what I needed to hear to tell me that trust is what I need. True, faithful, never ending trust.

Psa 66:2 sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!
Psa 66:3 Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
Psa 66:4 All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name." Selah.
Psa 66:5 Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
Psa 66:6 He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot. There did we rejoice in him,
Psa 66:7 who rules by his might forever, whose eyes keep watch on the nations-- let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
Psa 66:8 Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard,
Psa 66:9 who has kept our soul among the living and has not let our feet slip.
Psa 66:10 For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.
Psa 66:11 You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs;
Psa 66:12 you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
Psa 66:13 I will come into your house with burnt offerings; I will perform my vows to you,
Psa 66:14 that which my lips uttered and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.
Psa 66:15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fattened animals, with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams; I will make an offering of bulls and goats. Selah.
Psa 66:16 Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.
Psa 66:17 I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.
Psa 66:18 If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
Psa 66:19 But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.
Psa 66:20 Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!

Incredible isn’t it? Such an amazing Psalm. Why would I freak out over these things, or get frustrated, or angry? There simply is no point in doing such things! God is so greater than ANY problem I could ever encounter. He controls all, knows all, is in all. With Christ on my side, who can stand against me?

6 comments:

JbarJ Mom said...

I've had the same expeirience so many times. I mean, sometimes i would much rather read my fantasy book than the bible but who would want to read that when they have real magic sitting right there waiting for them. A magic book where it opens to exactly what you need? How cool is that? Sometimes we just need a reminder like that to put things in perspective!
Sarah

LaurenM. said...

Amen, Justin... ::smiles:: ...amen.

JustinK said...

I agree Sarah. It really is true. Now, the word, "magic" is a bit odd, but I would say that God does speak to me MANY MANY times through His Word. I'm not sure how many times I have simply said, "Lord, please show me the way, show me what I need to hear from You right now." I open my Bible, and there it is. Out of the blue. Some random passage that says just what I need to hear. It's truly amazing.

Thanks Lauren. :-)

JbarJ Mom said...

word i could come up with...spirit empowered! thats it! Gotta go mom's calling!

Bisceglia Family said...

I have needed to hear about trust lately. Struggling to get over bronchitis that I've had for well nigh on eight weeks is taking all the trust I've got. This sickness is draining my energy and making schoolwork, music practice for an upcoming recital, and life in general difficult. Now I know God won't give me more than I can handle, but its is tough not to just get frustrated and depressed. And if I let myself get frustrated and depressed, that can wear off on my family. All and all, its not kind or Godly. And so as I'm praying and trying to move through this, these recent posts are an encouraging reminder of how much God really does - if I just trust Him!! The Bible says not to fret, it only causes harm. Worrying is like imagining life without God. Since that's never going to happen we don't need to go down that spiral. You're right. God is greater than any problem we'll encounter. He'll carry us through.

God bless you ~ Kathrina

Quinton said...

God is good. (and Justin needs to post.) ;)

love you, man!! see you in a couple weeks. :-/ :)