July 17th 2017

July 17, 2017 Karla’s Blog
Well today started sad, I got news from my youngest brother, that my step brother, Danny passed away and was cremated the 11th. As if I needed another reason to hate July. Tomorrow is the anniversary of my Daddy’s passing. There are times in our life that seem overwhelming,  but we can be assured that God has not forgotten us. He always has a hand on our pulse, and knows what is going on. There is a reason for each moment that He waits and it will never be too late for our Savior to come to our rescue.  He knows the absolute perfect time, and that is when He will step in and take over.
I have had times in my life when I felt overwhelmed by life and circumstance and I have questioned why would God allow this to happen. We have to remember our faith and the promises that God has made to us in His Word. He will never fall back on a promise, never leave you to suffer. He is just waiting for the absolute perfect time to step in, and He knows exactly what it requires to bring your life back around to happiness. It can be that He is waiting for the time to come so that when He steps in there is no doubt that it is Almighty God who is here and fixing the mess our life has come to, when we step away from Him. When we live our lives in constant commune with God, we find it easier to stay on the right path. As humans we have weaknesses that pull us away, and we choose to do things the way that we think are best, we must listen to even the little quiet whispers. They are all a valid part of His plan and in time those little things will make sense. We just have to keep our eyes on the prize and God will show us each step to take. Sometimes it might not come to us until it is time to actually step, but we know God will never leave us or forsake us.
What a blessing to be given this opportunity and be part of His chosen. What more truly could we ask.
Thanks for sharing this part of your day with me. Please enjoy this devotional from His Victorious Indwelling:

I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place. (Isaiah 18: 4) In this passage, Assyria is marching against Ethiopia, whose people are described as “tall and smooth-skinned”(v. 2). As the army advances, God makes no effort to stop them, and it appears as though they will be allowed to do as they wish. The Lord is watching from His “dwelling place”while the sun continues to shine on them, yet “before the harvest”(v. 5) the entire proud army is defeated as easily as new growth is pruned from a vine. Isn’t this a beautiful picture of God—remaining quiet and watching? Yet His silence is not to be confused with passive agreement or consent. He is simply biding His time and will arise at the most opportune moment, just when the plans of the wicked are on the verge of success, in order to overwhelm the enemy with disaster. And as we see the evil of this world, as we watch the apparent success of wrongdoers, and as we suffer the oppression of those who hate us, let us remember those miraculous words of God—“I will remain quiet and will look on.”Yes, God does have another point of view, and there is wisdom behind His words. Why did Jesus watch His disciples straining at the oars through the stormy night? Why did He, though unseen by others, watch the sequence of anguishing events unfold in Bethany as Lazarus slowly passed through the stages of his terminal illness, succumbed to death, and was finally buried in a rocky tomb? Jesus was simply waitiI will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place. (Isaiah 18: 4) In this passage, Assyria is marching against Ethiopia, whose people are described as “tall and smooth-skinned”(v. 2). As the army advances, God makes no effort to stop them, and it appears as though they will be allowed to do as they wish. The Lord is watching from His “dwelling place”while the sun continues to shine on them, yet “before the harvest”(v. 5) the entire proud army is defeated as easily as new growth is pruned from a vine. Isn’t this a beautiful picture of God—remaining quiet and watching? Yet His silence is not to be confused with passive agreement or consent. He is simply biding His time and will arise at the most opportune moment, just when the plans of the wicked are on the verge of success, in order to overwhelm the enemy with disaster. And as we see the evil of this world, as we watch the apparent success of wrongdoers, and as we suffer the oppression of those who hate us, let us remember those miraculous words of God—“I will remain quiet and will look on.”Yes, God does have another point of view, and there is wisdom behind His words. Why did Jesus watch His disciples straining at the oars through the stormy night? Why did He, though unseen by others, watch the sequence of anguishing events unfold in Bethany as Lazarus slowly passed through the stages of his terminal illness, succumbed to death, and was finally buried in a rocky tomb? Jesus was simply waiting for the perfect moment when He could intercede most effectively. Is the Lord being quiet with you? Nevertheless, He is attentive and still sees everything. He has His finger on your pulse and is extremely sensitive to even the slightest change. And He will come to save you when the perfect moment has arrived. From Daily Devotional Commentary
Whatever the Lord may ask of us or however slow He may seem to work, we can be absolutely sure He is never a confused or fearful Savior.

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