Thursday, January 9, 2014

Never Give Up!

Psalm 46:1-3 - God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

Luke 1:37 - For nothing will be impossible with God.

Romans 8:31 - What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Dear God, I am sorry if at times I seem impatient, but it's so hard to wait when other people are trying to stop everything about what you are trying to do because they don't understand or refuse to try to understand. Like with Tom. Instead of doing what he did the way that he did it, he should have talked with me and listened to my side. By him not doing that, he caused further damage and failed to show the grace and forgiveness and love and mercy and compassion and even justice that he had shown before. Over one meltdown at that. A meltdown that he did contribute to. And I ended up ultimately mirroring him. God, I'm reading the book The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida, the Japanese teenager with autism. And I am in tears because I see where Tom has screwed up so much with me, where I wish I could explain things to him and the others, where I wasn't even given the justice I deserve so that I could do just that, and where many others like me will always have difficulties as long as bullies exist at churches, schools, workplaces, and in the world and people who rather than stand up to the bullying end up becoming the bullies instead because they failed to stand against it even they knew it was wrong. Like Tom. God, please open the hearts and the minds of Tom, his church leaders, Birmingham area people, especially pastors, and the people who we need to help us along the journey of life. I wish You would hurry up sometimes though because our human minds cannot stand waiting when it feels like our entire life is depending on Your action. Like I do need the conversation with Tom, and You know that, but it's hard waiting any longer. In Jesus's Name, Amen!

Our God by Chris Tomlin (YouTube)

Water You turned into wine, opened the eyes of the blind
There's no one like You, none like You
Into the darkness You shine, out of the ashes we rise
There's no one like You, none like You

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, our God

Into the darkness You shine, out of the ashes we rise
There's no one like You, none like You

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, our God

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other 
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, our God

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against
What could stand against

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, our God

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, our God

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against
Then what can stand against

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, our God

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome in power
Our God, our God

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