Firm Foundation

Dear God,

There are times like this when it’s hard to keep going, to keep hoping, and to keep believing. Forgive me when unbelief clouded my faith. There are just times like this when it’s easier to give up, to compare and to whine in anger. Every time I have a tendency to drift away from your love, kindly remind me of your grace, make me believe Your promises once more, transform my doubt into faith, transform my worries into worship, and give me the strength to persevere even when the results seem so distant. Also, give me the strength to be obedient in the little things at hand until they make sense one day. Help me to trust entirely in Your hands even if it means letting go of my plans and desires. Help me not to trust myself, help me to love You more even I can’t trace Your hands, help me to trust Your heart and seek Jesus. Please remind me that Jesus is my firm foundation. Help me to based my decisions on what You called me to do and not just rely on my feelings and perspectives. Help me to lean on Your Word. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Trusting God costs us not to trust ourselves, sometimes we thought we’re capable on our own but the truth is as a believer we are called to live in faith and not by sight, and it’s incredibly hard. We are called to believe every Word in the Scripture and to obey Him one day at a time.

When I was younger, reading the Bible and remembering verses used to be merely expectations, like you had to do your devotions so you’d have something to talk about in small groups and discipleship. But as I’ve gotten older, reading the Bible is just mind-blowing; sometimes tears just pour out because of His presence reminding me that His Word is true and withstood the test of time.

Sometimes we get caught up in the new ideologies around thus we need to test every spirit, be discerning if it really comes from the Word, or sometimes if it’s just “us” speaking our mind instead being led by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our generation today needs the Word, needs more godly people thus we believers need to be in-depth with the Word, dig deeper, and draw closer to Him one day at a time. God speaks to us specifically and personally, He will meet us where we are.

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

Matthew 7:24-27

Published by Merrel Ya

A lady who has been pondering her hope into Christ, inhaling His grace, and enjoying the beauty of life. Writing about life, asking God about “kuliglig sa kanyang dibdib.”

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