Hello my SPV family this is Jamie,
Job asks God, “Why Have You Made Me Your Target”? (Job 7:20)
Recently the “why” question came into my mind. And, it was not even the “why me” question of something bad, it actually was “why am I so lucky” having a conversation with Jesus. And that really got me thinking about how much power that three letter word "why" has and how we use it!
I raised my kids mostly single. I am telling you those days were hard. There were many days my only coping was to remind myself “none of my kids have leukemia today”. That is what I had to tell myself just to survive the day!
But this whole WHY question just got me reeling a couple of weeks ago.
Other times, during the kid raising years and later, frankly even today, when my spirit and faith wane, I cling to the “Mustard Seed” verse and am encouraged that I only need the faith of a mustard seed. And I also cling to fact that Job, even through all the trials STAYED FAITHFUL, and still asked ALL the same questions we do today! The Lord never left him, stayed patient, and continued to remind him he was favored and loved.
I have learned some strong lessons in my life. Here is a really big one, just because I feel something, DOES NOT make it true!
So when I am “feeling” less than; overwhelmed; stressed; or sad, I cling to my faith because The Lord is faithful and I know no matter what I am “feeling” it does not change who I am in Him!
So I encourage you to consider “why am I so loved” “why am I so blessed” and "why am I so favored?” BECAUSE I belong to the King of Kings, the Lord of Lord’s and because of Him I am truly loved and favored, just like Job!
I am giving you some encouraging versus to ponder that I hope you will keep close to your heart during the “why me” times and turn them into the “why me” instead
Blessings over you, and see you in person on Sunday, or virtually on-line!
Blessed to be a blessing!
And Jesus said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.
Why, my soul, are you downcast ? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my savior and my God.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Happy February SPV Fam!