Sometimes it is hard to know the truth. Some say your truth, is not my truth. Others say there is no such thing as truth. But the truth is, there is truth, if we search for it, we will find it, for God is Truth!
Search high and low, scan skies and land, you’ll find nothing and no one quite like God. The holy angels are in awe before him, he looms immense and august over everyone around him.
God of the Angel Armies, who is like you, powerful and faithful from every angle?
You put the arrogant ocean in its place, and calm its waves when they turn unruly.
You gave the old hag Egypt the back of your hand, you brushed off your enemies with a flick of your wrist.
You own the cosmos—you made everything in it, everything from atom to archangel.
You positioned the North and South Poles; the mountains Tabor and Hermon sing duets to you.
With your well-muscled arm and your grip of steel—nobody trifles with you!
The Right and Justice are the roots of your rule; Love and Truth are its fruits.
Blessed are the people who know the passwords of praise, who shout on parade in the bright presence of God.
Delighted, they dance all day long; they know who you are, what you do—they can’t keep it quiet!
Your vibrant beauty has gotten inside us—you’ve been so good to us! We’re walking on air!
All we are and have, we owe to God, Holy God of Israel, our King! (Psalms 89: 6-18 The Message)
I have been taught this from youth—God created all things, God is all powerful, God is love and mostly God is Holy! And if I am honest, sometimes it does not feel like God is for me, and not against me. But that is the funny thing about feelings—you cannot trust them. They will lead you astray quicker than you realize. In my younger days I was lead astray in more ways than one. But once I let the above trues sink down into my very being, I began to “know”, in spite of what I “felt”. More than once I have felt that God was not there, I have heard my friends say the same thing. I “feel” like God doesn’t see me. I “feel” like my prayers just bounce off the ceiling. I “feel” like God doesn’t care, God isn’t healing me, and He isn’t rescuing me from my troubles.
The truth, in spite of my feelings, is that I might just be the one who is sabotaging things for me. I may want to lose weight, but I am not exercising and eating right. I may want to get out of debt, but I keep charging things I could do without. I may want to be healed, but I may not be doing the things the doctor tells me could help my situation.
Sometimes I may travel thousands of miles away from where I last experienced God, but the truth is, He has traveled the thousand miles with me, He is just waiting for me to change course, and reach out in His direction.
But if I believe that God is who he says He is, and that He keeps His promises, and He loves and cares about even the smallest of my wants and needs, I then have an inner peace that knows God is watching over me, He is protecting me, He is providing for me. My feelings may speak the wrong words to my ears. If I am doubting God’s goodness, I may not be looking towards heaven with great expectancy. I may just be drowning in my own sorrows, and not walking in faith. I need to listen to my own words, and if they are not lifting me up, then I should change them.
Faith tells me to be still and patiently wait on the Lord. This is not my nature. I am not a patient person.
But one thing I have learned over the years is that God’s timing, is perfect timing.
It is hard to wait. But I tell you, it sure is worth the wait! God is powerful and faithful from every angle!
Father God, You are beautiful in all your ways! In Jesus’ name, AMEN!