Thought For the Day #383

 

WHEN FAINTING ó REMEMBER THE LORD

 

When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.Jonah 2:7†† KJV

 

Stressful situations can be overwhelming to the point that we become confused and are unable to make wise decisions or think correctly.We become overwhelmed and sometimes panic when confronted with catastrophic problems.

 

Perhaps, you remember the story of Jonah and his rebellion against God.He thought he had a better plan and was determined to disobey Godís directive to preach a message of repentance to the people at Nineveh.

 

His disobedience caused him to be cast overboard as the ship battled a storm that was overwhelming. The scriptures tell us that God prepared a great fish which swallowed him up. Needless to say, he suddenly had an urgent problem that was beyond his ability to handle. Overcome with terrorizing fear, he cried out to God for deliverance.

 

Manís carnal nature has not changed. We too, have a tendency to walk in rebellion against Godís directives.. Our obstinacy often gets us into trouble, and like Jonah, our heart faints within us.

 

At such a time as this, remember the Lord, call upon him with a repentant and submissive spirit. You may feel embarrassed and unworthy because of your disobedience.

 

Just remember that we serve a very loving Lord.His patience is beyond measure and though we may have disappointed him by ignoring his leadership and doing our own thing, he is always ready to respond to those that cry out for help and repent of their stubborn sin.

 

The sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ at the cross of Calvary has paid the debt for our weakness and failures, cleanses us from our sin and allows us to stand before our holy Heavenly Father in his righteousness and not our own.

 

He leads us into the heavenly temple of Almighty God, supports us as our advocate, and pays the price for our transgressions. He restores us into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. He knows everything that we are facing today, and has a provision that will meet our every need as we put our trust in him. Call upon Him and he will answer you.

 

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, Iím a disobedient child.I have made my own decisions without your guidance.I have acted in my own will instead of yours. I find myself in a situation that I do not know how to handle, and I need your help.

 

Forgive me for my rebellious and stubborn attitude, cleanse me from my sins, salvage my soul from destruction and lead me through the trials before me.I pray in Jesus name.Amen.