I have to remind myself that God’s love is greater than any challenge I face. Sometimes I forget. Here is a poem/song I wrote way back in 2010. Recently our JAM Praise Band has started sharing our original songs. This is the first one I shared. Here is our band playing – no editing or Melodyne – just a group of us who love Jesus!
Lift your head my friend – the King of Glory is coming into your situation to heal your heart and restore your life. There is hope. Let Him love on you today.
~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen~
God is a Master Recycler.
Give Him your empty heart – He will fill it with Living Water.
Give Him your hopelessness – He will fill you with renewed hope and promise.
Give Him your old life – He will give you a fresh, new start.
Give Him your past – He will open up your present and bless your future.
Give Him your empty bottle – He will fill it with the oil of the Holy Spirit
Give Him your heart – and He will fill it with love.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. (Romans 5: 3-5 NLT)
Divine Direction. That’s what I want. A GOD GPS. Sign me up. Turn right on Salvation street. Pass by Heartache Ave. and Betrayal Blvd.
Have you ever Googled an address and ended up in the middle of a cornfield? I can’t tell you how many times this happened to me and my husband trying to get to a job. Most of the time it was a new customer, and we don’t want to be late. But naturally, those are the days when you are running behind anyway, type in the address in GPS, and end up on what might as well be another planet. Has this ever happened to you?
Then I call the customer, he or she laughs, and says, yeah that happens all the time. You really want to scream and punch their lights out at that point, but you smile, and ask directions on how to get there from where you are at.
Humility. Admitting I really don’t know and I am confused and lost at the moment. Not always the easiest thing to swallow that pride and ask for help. Yet, without help, we are lost. And will never get to our destination.
I was reading a blog the other day and commented that I wish I knew the answers. I wish I knew what to do when and how to fix it. Then life would be easy. I would just do it, and be done with it. And I wouldn’t have to trust anyone to help me.
But then God reminded me. I couldn’t do this journey alone – I tried. And fell flat on my face. And I was lonely and misrable and wanted to end it all. Yeah, that wasn’t the best road. So I asked Him for help. I admitted I was lost and didn’t know my way. I admitted I really didn’t KNOW Him, I knew about Him, but I didn’t know Him. And I didn’t know how to get there from where I was.
I may not have all the answers today. I really don’t know how some things are going to turn out. I am pressed but not crushed, persecuted but not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed. But today, I know HIM – and I trust Him, and that is enough for me.
Can I say that was the beginning of my love affair? He is faithful, He is true, He is loving, and kind, and encourages me. He lifts my head and gives me hope when I want to quit. He rejoices over me with singing and calls me the Apple of His Eye. He calls me Beloved – even when I don’t feel that way. And His love is greater than all of my failed directions, hands down.
He even has my name engraved on the palms of His hands.
And guess what?
I saw your name there too…
Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands; [O Zion] your walls are continually before Me. (Isaiah 49:16 AMP)