Thursday, January 16, 2014

Don't Rehearse Your Problems

Joshua 1:5-7 - No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9 - Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Matthew 11:28-30 - Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Dear God, It is hard to not end up running through things that have happened when you are one of those people who is determined to not have repeats and yet you cannot determine what went wrong to start with. Maybe if that is the case, then maybe I should trust that the reality is not that the problem is on my end on the end of the other person after all? Which would make more sense because the reality is that I did do everything I could to resolve things with Tom, but he refused. Although his refusing to resolve things is wrong in light of scripture directing us to aim for restoration and seek peace with one another as is their refusing to handle things appropriately in accordance with scripture, and reflecting on things further, their excuse was the fact that I have autism (Tom kept saying I was using it as an excuse when the reality turns out that he was the one using it as an excuse and they were using it as an excuse to exclude me, when I use the autism, it is in regards to explanation now that I have better understanding of why I do certain things the way I do them). Well, it is still wrong what they all did. But God, it really is hard to not relive the problems because there was NO closure, things were not handled well, there was a sudden shift from a loving and gracious Tom who genuinely cared about me to a hateful and abusive and bullying Tom. And it has left me in utter confusion. And fear over what will happen next. Please God, give me courage and rest. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

We Won't Be Shaken by Building 429 (YouTube)

This world has nothing for me
This life is not my own
I know You go before me and I am not alone
This mountain rises higher
The way seems so unclear
But I know that You go with me so I will never fear
I will trust in You

Whatever will come our way
Through fire or pouring rain
We won't be shaken
No we won't be shaken
Whatever tomorrow brings
Together we'll rise and sing
That we won't be shaken
No we won't be shaken
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
No we won't be shaken

You know my every longing
You've heard my every prayer
You've held me in my weakness 
Cause You are always there
So I'll stand in full surrender
It's Your way and not my own
My mind is set on nothing less
Than You and You alone
I will not be moved oh

Whatever will come our way
Through fire or pouring rain
We won't be shaken
No we won't be shaken
Whatever tomorrow brings
Together we'll rise and sing
That we won't be shaken
No we won't be shaken

We will trust in You
We will not be moved 
We will trust in You
And we won't be shaken
(x3)

No we won't be shaken

Whatever will come our way
Through fire and pouring rain
We won't be shaken
No we won't be shaken
Whatever tomorrow brings
Together we'll rise and sing
That we won't be shaken
No we won't be shaken
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
No we won't be shaken
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
No we won't be shaken

Courageous by Casting Crowns (YouTube)

We were made to be courageous
We were made to lead the way
We could be the generation
That finally breaks the chains
We were made to be courageous
We were made to be courageous 

We were warriors on the front lines
Standing, unafraid
But now we're watchers on the sidelines
While our families slip away

Where are you, men of courage?
You were made for so much more
Let the pounding of our hearts cry
We will serve the Lord

We were made to be courageous
And we're taking back the fight
We were made to be courageous
And it starts with us tonight

The only way we'll ever stand
Is on our knees with lifted hands
Make us courageous
Lord, make us courageous

This is our resolution
Our answer to the call
We will love our wives and children
We refuse to let them fall

We will reignite the passion
That we buried deep inside
May the watchers become warriors
Let the men of God arise

We were made to be courageous
And we're taking back the fight
We were made to be courageous
And it starts with us tonight

The only way we'll ever stand
Is on our knees with lifted hands
Make us courageous
Lord, make us courageous

Seek justice
Love mercy
Walk humbly with your God

In the war of the mind
I will make my stand
In the battle of the heart
And the battle of the hand

In the war of the mind
I will make my stand
In the battle of the heart
And the battle of the hand

We were made to be courageous
And we're taking back the fight
We were made to be courageous
And it starts with us tonight

The only way we'll ever stand
Is on our knees with lifted hands
Make us courageous
Lord, make us courageous

We were made to be courageous
Lord, make us courageous

Come to Me by Jamie-Grace (YouTube)

I had a dream I was standin' on the shore
Two feet planted in the sand 
Soakin' up Your glory yeah
Saw You walkin' from a distance
Without a hint of resistance
Had Your arms open
And a warmth in Your eyes
You took my hand and You whispered

Come to me when
You're weary and
I'll give you hope when you're hurting
I'll give you rest from your burden
Come to me when
You're weary and
I'll givmeyou hope when you're hurting
I'll give you rest from your burden now

I woke up to the weight of the world
Right back into reality
And all that's goin' wrong
Cuz in the midst of the chaotic life
I try to find peace of mind
But You've been there all along
And even now I hear You whisper

Come to me when
You're weary and
I'll give you hope when you're hurting
I'll give you rest from the burden
Come to me when
You're weary and
I'll give you hope when you're hurting
I'll give you rest from your burden

I feel the weight, I feel the weight is slowly liftin'
As you close the distance
And I know, it's gonna be okay when I hear you say
Come to me when
You're weary and
I'll give you hope when you're hurting
Oo I'm gonna carry your burden
Come to me when
You're weary and
I'll give you hope when you're hurting
I'll give you rest from your burden

The weight is lifted now

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