Sometimes life 'Just Is" In His Word 5-23-22

It Just Is- In His Word 

Sometimes things happen in life, we try to overcome them and do it all by ourselves but something I have found is tht I cannot do it alone, life needs God and people who are ready to help me through life! This blog is taken from bits and pieces from writing from 12 years ago mixed in with the theme I am focused on this week. Sometimes you just have to accept that life just is the way that it is! 

 “I can’t do this by my self.”

Those are the words to a song my teens have on a Christian CD. It continues on to say “Oh Lord I need your help”!

We can say this about pretty much anything in our lives; we need His help.  Even when it means getting rid of the things that hinder or bind us. Those things we are told in Ephesians 4 to put away. Whether we are old Christians or newborn Babe’s in the Lord we are all guilty of carrying something around we need to get rid of. For me it is usually worry. I worry about what I am going to do tomorrow, what will happen if I don’t start home school on the right time, what other people will think if I do something, if I spent too much money, should I buy that new pair of sneakers or just stay with the comfy ones I am wearing… I could go on all day!


I don’t worry about all these at once, but I have used them as an example of what a wide variety of things we can get caught on in our quest for the peace that passes understanding and joy unspeakable.

 We can’t do it by ourselves; we need the Lord’s help.


Like climbing the mountain this summer, I could not do that alone; I needed the Lord right there beside me directing each careful step so that I would not slip up and find myself sprawled on the ground. I had to listen to my body and the Lord to know when to stop and rest, when to breath and when to hike. I could have chosen to listen to the word of doubt I heard from myself at the beginning, but instead I chose to walk in faith believing that I could do this feat.

There is always going to be another mountain to climb, another issue to resolve and the only real way we will be able to overcome the addictions and anxieties of life are with the Holy Spirit, God on our side! We can thank Jesus for leaving a bit of Himself with us that we can activate when we believe in Him.


So, I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.  The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses. When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,  idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Galatians 5:16-21


 When Jeremiah finished telling the people all the words of the LORD their God—everything the LORD had sent him to tell them-  Azariah son of Hoshaiah and Johanan son of Kareah and all the arrogant men said to Jeremiah, "You are lying! The LORD our God has not sent you to say, 'You must not go to Egypt to settle there.' But Baruch son of Neriah is inciting you against us to hand us over to the Babylonians, so they may kill us or carry us into exile to Babylon." Jeremiah 43: 1-3 


They didn’t believe the truth. By the way, they were carried off to Babylon.


Who has believed our message? To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm? My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him.

                                                                                          Isaiah 53:1-2


“I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.    If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.  By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.       John 15:5-8


Jeremiah and Isaiah are both full of passages that show us when God’s people did not listen to the message given. They tried to do everything their own way, as they saw fit, with out God’s direction. When they chose to do things their own way their worries and troubles only followed them to captivity of some sort. We need to listen to the Holy Spirit and know that what He says is what we must do. We need to know that the preacher preaching is truly listening to the Holy Spirit and obey the voice of the Lord. The only way we can do that is if we personally know the voice of the Lord.


It is our choice to believe or not, to listen to God or not.


How do we know His voice? Jesus said His sheep will know His voice. So we must become His sheep and follow Him, read His Word daily. Often as we can we need to pick it up or listen to a download or cd of the Word being taught or the plain Truth itself! Our God is able to help us achieve all the things we need to do if we would just trust Him, listen to Him and follow His steps.


As we follow those ‘footprints in the sand’ kind of things in our lives, we will find the ground much more secure. We will not even think to worry about what tomorrow will bring, or what people think about us, because we will be focused on His Word, His direction for us and His people who are seeking for the same things.

When we bring a message of trust and faith we get met with so much opposition. “Why are you stepping out into the deep water? Who do you think you are Peter walking on water?”


But God knows where He is sending you, whom He is telling you to share with, and what He is telling you to do. That is all that matters! So we need to stop worrying that even those closes to us may second guess our decision to stay, to go, to preach, to sing; if God is for us no one can stand against us anyway!

“So why should I worry, and why should I fret? I’ve got a Mansion builder who ‘ain’t’ through with me yet...” as the old song says.

I challenge us all to stop worrying what people thing, say, or do and put our eyes totally on Him today and do His will, not our own.

Think about it, its about overcoming fear with the Love of the Lord!  Perfect love casts out all fear. This includes fear of failure and falling back into the mud we just pulled ourselves out of when we cleaned up our lives. We can trust God and those He gives us to be our support system. We cannot do it on our own, we need Him and His people, but that’s okay because God’s got this!

Dear Heavenly Father, we make this our prayer today. Help us to keep our eyes, our minds and our actions in line with Your Word, Direction and guidance. Help us to stop worrying about everything and how it will work together, just to trust that You will work it all together for good. In Jesus name. Amen.

Suggested reading: Isaiah 53:1-12, John 15:1-27, Jeremiah 43:1-13, Luke 4:1-42, and John 16:1-33