Aug 13 2013

Refuge

If you feel forgotten, abandoned, and treated unfairly today, instead of blaming God, maybe it's time to run to Him. 

I've noticed that sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that God treats us the way the people in our lives do. We devastate each other, abandon relationships because of petty differences, and seek revenge. 

So I get it why you might be mad at God. But, God does not love you like humans love you. We fail each other. God promises that His love never fails. 

"The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
A stronghold in times of trouble.
Those who know your name trust in you,
For you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you." - Psalm 9:9-10. 

I don't know about you, but I am seeking God, not running away, but running to Him every day. I need that stronghold. Please come with me.

 

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8/13/2013 11:21:46 AM
Aaron United States
Aaron
Thank you for sharing. What a blessed reminder of God's love.
8/13/2013 11:22:53 AM
Deborah Owen United States
Deborah Owen
Amanda,
While listening to K-Love this morning on the radio on my way to school, I am a college student in Stockton, CA. It reminded me of when I have been so ANGRY and RESENTFUL towards God for making me endure the things I have had to. It always seemed like I am the one who is “punished” right away and much more harshly than the others. I feel as though He was beating me down just as hard, if not harder than the others have. This has happened to me my WHOLE life. I am 46-years old and have been a Christian for the past 4 years. I have been through most all of “it” and often ask God, “Why?”
Hearing your story on the radio this morning and the scripture you read was truly BLESSED! About a month ago, I was meeting with my Steven’s Minister from my church, I told her that I just felt so weary, and beaten down and kind of angry and confused with God about all of tis. She said to me basically the same thing you said on the radio this morning. I have always known (even prior to becoming a Christian), not to ask “Why me,” as it is NOT always-mostly not-about ME. It is about looking to HIM for the strength and courage to face the situation, and for HIS wisdom and discernment to deal with the situation. My mentor told me that He made me “Strong Enough” for it all.  A lot of people I know, don’t like me too much, as I have a quick tongue and it’s not usually pretty. It is REAL and HONEST. I am tough as nails on the outside but totally “liquid” on the inside. I am TERRIFIED most of the time to let that center of me show so not to get hurt like I have in the past. I told my mentor that day that I had been hearing God say to me, “Deborah, you are a John Deer tractor, a Tonka Truck, and a Timex Watch.”  All of which “take a licking and keep on ticking.” Seriously, that’s exactly what I heard HIM say to me, over and over for about a week or so. I prayed about and asked God, “seriously, you’re saying that to me?” But I guess he was. On Sunday, my pastor spoke of not asking “Why me,” so much or at all but to just look to God for everything. It truly is AMAZING how God keeps sending the same message in many different formats and from so many different people’s perspectives in such a concentrated amount of time.
Thank you for your words that are truly Positive and Encouraging!

Blessings.
8/15/2013 11:57:52 AM
Alan D Tatelman United States
Alan D Tatelman
I love K-LOVE, you have changed my life, and how do I get a chance to talk on air with one of you, the DJS, love to share my life of inspiration with others. Let me know please, thank you. I will always listen to this awesome music with the Lord's loving message.
8/19/2013 6:15:21 AM
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