I love clouds. The different formations astound and fascinate me. They change within seconds creating different images as they roll by. Sometimes the clouds can be bilowy and graceful, or look menacing and aggressive. No matter, I love them all. Why? Because God is the artist, and His hands the master of all things. This picture was captured while waiting for hubby to finish an errand… I looked up and smiled, knowing it was God who designed it. Clouds are like people. Each one has a different shape, and appearance. People can be light hearted, or dark and menacing.
In the context of clouds, they all belong to a “family” although each one has a “different name.” Personally my favorite is a “cumulus” cloud. You know the ones that look like big fluffs of marshmallows or cotton candy. These are so beautiful to watch.
People although different in looks are all part of a “family.” We’re all brothers and sisters belonging to God. Some of us have already surrendered to God’s very capable hands. Some have not, and may never do so. However, irrespective of surrendering, we’re all human and have issues and problems. None of us are protected from a loss, or a hurtful situation.We all go through a medley of issues in our lifetime. Some good, some bad. there’s a balance of highs and lows for everyone. But it’s how we “resolve them” that matters.
God is the same since the beginning of time. He hasn’t changed, and all of His promises that He made to His children still exist to this day. Nothing has changed. He wants us to seek Him., Jesus told us to “take His yoke” for it is easy and the burden light.” (Matthew 11:30) His promise was true then, and it is now. When we run to Him His righteous hand will uphold and guide us, and make our issues easier. It’s faith that gives us the strength to endure the platitudes of misery. But it’s knowing that He’ll never let us down, and knowing that He’ll never give us “anything that we can’t handle” that’s the most reasurring of all. And, most important…He will ALWAYS show us a way out. Always. How fortunate for those who believe and run to Him. How sad for those who don’t know the infinite peace and joy in knowing He is there for them.
If we could do things on our own, why would we need God? He’s our everything for anything at all times. He’s our Holy Holy Lord…our Father. He wants all of His children to love and trust Him. He longs for you to surrender and bow to Him in submission. All good things will flow to you. Blessings will flow. Love will flow. Life will flow…never ending life. The living waters will rush out for us to partake in. ” And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.” (Zechariah 14:8)
When we humble ourselves in the Lord, fully surrending He will lift us up. He will lift those who need it. He will exalt the humble. James 4:10 – Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
In all things, seek Him, trust Him fully. Give it to Him, for only God can do all things. Man cannot! We NEED HIM. Go to Him in prayer, and in pure heart and with confidence…He will never forsake you, never leave you. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6).
Seek His face, go to Him with a contrite and loving heart. Accept His will, surrender to His grace. Remember this…In His presence is where we are strong.
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ( 2 Corinthians 12:9)