Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Our Hopes and Our Problems

Ps 38:9 "Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee."

We know that two contrasting things are ever before the Lord, Our Hopes and our problems.

This verse assures us that the Lord in heaven misses nothing that is inside of us. The most lofty desires and expectations that we have are on the Lord's 'to do' list.

We find in the previous chapter that when we delight ourselves in the Lord, He shall give us the desires of our heart. Now, don't get this backwards, The Lord in not a cosmic Genie bent on making our every wish His command, rather, He is constantly working within us to mould us into the image of His dear Son. When sufficient headway is made in that matter, our delight and desire become one with His. the New Testament tells us that if we pray according to His will, He hears us. So be assured, your desires and hopes are sure-fired important to the throne in heaven.
Not only are our desires laid out before the Lord, our groanings are also constantly manifest before Him.
Romans 8:26 informs us; "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."
Imagine that, the Trinity works in tandem to ascertain the deepest problems we experience. Jesus told us that not a sparrow falls from its roost without His notice, yet the very hairs of our heads are numbered. Further, more important to God than our head hair is our heart hurt.
Know, child of God, that God knows all about you. He is our Heavenly Father who loves and cares for each child of His as if we individually were His only concern. In that we can take hope and comfort.

Take time now to talk with Him about these matters. Yes, He already knows and answers are already on the way, but He wants your fellowship.

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