"Strength will rise when we wait upon The Lord"
Curtis EidsonLife often has a way of teaching us just how strong and how weak we really are.
Yet in that beautiful lesson we are reminded just how important it is for us to learn to trust and wait upon The Lord.
I wish for all of us that it would be one mountain top experience after another and then another but we all know that's just not going to happen.
For instance, yesterday I was visiting with a family at the Hospice House here in Greenwood and the patient's daughter asked the age old question: "Pastor, how do people go through things like this without The Lord?"
That is an honest question but I just don't know how to give an answer because so many are trying to face difficulties without The Lord.
The Praise Team at church enjoy's singing the song titled; "Strength will rise when we wait upon The Lord" not so much for the music it's because it carries such a powerful message.
The music is good also don't get me wrong but there's just so much more to it.
What about your life today?
Are you going through a valley at the moment you are reading this article and wondering just how in the world you are going to survive?
I spoke with a 15 year old young lady this past week who was dealing with issues that would cause most adults to crumble.
I kept wondering how in the world does a 15 year old accumulate so many problems in such a short time?
I believe it was Mark Twain who said he had dealt with a lot of problems in life some actually happened.
That's a silly statement but it's true because what's going on in your life right now could be in your mind and it's causing you to challenge everything you have believed in over the years.
Hey I've said it before and I will say it again.
Life has a way of causing us to ask; "Where are You Lord?"
Prayerfully the word I'm going to share with you will be a source of renewed encouragement.
When you can't see His plan and you can't feel His hand; Trust His Heart!
My friend God has a heart for you today!
He does not wont you to be struggling but if you are learn today to trust Him completely in every area of your life.
How here's the hard part.
Wait upon The Lord means we have to sit down and rest in Him.
In other words you need to take your hands off the situation you are dealing with today and allow The Lord to move in a mighty way.
He can and He certainly will.
You see if you are able to work yourself through this then you get all the credit and you start believing that you don't need The Lord as much as you thought you did.
Be careful.
The moment you think you've got it all figured out and things are going the way you planned; disaster is just around the corner.
Strength will rise when we wait upon The Lord.
Wait upon Him to move in your life today and praise Him for all that He does.
I hope all of you have a wonderful week.
Please be much in prayer for our upcoming services.
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Until next week
'living here but looking up'


9:00am Nursing Home Ministry
10:00am Sunday School
11:00am Morning Worship {Praise/Celebration}
Sunday Evening
4:45pm Prayer Time/Choir
5:00pm Everyone & Anyone
5:00pm Choir Rehearsal
5:30pm Youth Prayer Group/Bible Study
6:30pm Worship Service
7:00pm Sandwich Ministry
Wednesday Evening
6:30pm Worship & Prayer Service
6:30pm Youth Bible Study
6:30pm RA'S & GA'S


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