My God is the help of my countenance. I love that statement.
God helps me bear up, face life and remain peaceful. He enables me to do that, even though I don’t tap into that well of power like I should.
My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing that He cannot do! Remember singing that song in Sunday school? When I was ten, I thought something impressive was making a mountain move, or some other flashy miracle like that. Now, I think the power of God is obvious in huge life problems that may seem small, but require reliance on our God’s mighty hand. When I was ten, figuring out where I wanted to be in life, what job I wanted to be in and where I want to settle down didn’t seem like a big thing. Now, I realize that the resolution of those things is huge, and God can orchestrate all that.
Wow! But why is it so hard to wait?
Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God! For I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God. (Psalm 42:5,10 & 43:5)
…You’re my glory and the One who lifts up my head. (Psalm 3:3)
All I’m really trying to say is that when life gets you down, rely on the power of our God, because He can cheer us up and hold our hand through every little problem and every huge one. He can part seas, turn water into wine, cure cancer, help me find my car keys and my self-esteem. I want to rely on Him for the little and the big. I want to see Him do big things through me because I trust Him with every little itsy bitsy thing.
I feel this is a lesson I learn and relearn and learn again, and I know I haven’t been blogging, but I needed to get this out. I love Jesus and honestly sometimes I just want him to appear physically so he can hug me and tell me everything will be OK. (As my cousin Marco would say, I just need one big huge.) But what do I do when I feel that way? I hope in Him! He is there. He is real. He helps me. He hears me. He guides me. He cares for me.
Yet I am always with You. You hold me by my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will take me into glory. -Psalm 73:23-24