Today’s Topic: Dare to Believe God!
• When sorrow comes in like a flood and your prayers feel like it’s not reaching God’s ears … what’s next?
• When you’re sitting among the ashes of your past failures and mistakes and your world comes crashing down…what’s next?
• When you lie on your bed and your tears have soaked the pillow … what’s next?
• When you’ve lost your way and you are at an intersection with no familiar signs to guide you … what’s next?
• When you’ve given all, and there’s no one around to give back to you in your need…what’s next?
• When the one you love doesn’t love you back … what’s next?
• When a voice within you says, “There’s no way you can still believe that God is good. Why don’t you give up and curse God and die?” What’s next?
Some of us will learn through bitter tears how to get to the next level call ‘I dare to believe God.’
Most of us have heard the hymn ‘Take my hand Precious Lord’
Do you know that the author of this beautiful hymn had lost his wife in childbirth and his newborn son died the following day?
He buried his wife and son in the same casket as his life crumbled before him leaving him in a state of depression.
It is said that he avoided people while becoming very angry with God. Thomas Andrew Dorsey said, “I felt God had done me an injustice. I didn’t want to serve Him anymore or write gospel songs.”
The story went on to say that one evening Thomas sat down at a friend’s piano and began to play. He began to say. “Blessed LORD, blessed Lord, blessed Lord.’ His friend walked over to him and said, “Why don’t you make that Precious Lord?”
Thomas began to sing, “Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, help me stand, I am tired, I am weak, I am worn; through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light; take my hand Precious Lord, lead me on.”
The question is, who or what do you turn to when life hits you a painful blow? What if you lose a spouse and a child all at once? What if you get diagnosed with cancer? What if your spouse betrays your trust?
What if? What if? What if?
Can we say like Job – “We take the good things that God gives us. So, we should not be surprised if He send trouble as well.”
In our moments of grief and sadness may we never have anything bad to say about God. Never allow your feelings to override what God will do if you dare to trust Him.
Can we say like the song writer, “Precious Lord, take my hand”?
Talk to God instead of a friend. Ask Him to take your hands and lead you to the next step. We take good things from God so hold on stronger to Him when trouble comes.
PRAYER TIME: Father, we will not lose heart during our most difficult challenges. Whatever may come our way let us with great confidence sing, “Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, help me stand, I am tired, I am weak, I am worn; through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light; take my hand precious Lord, lead me on.” In Jesus Name, Amen.