Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Scripture Memory #12

I'm a little behind (with just about everything in life right now) but I didn't want to miss a verse this month. I didn't have one in mind, because, quite frankly, I have not been in the Word much in the last three weeks.

“I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills His purpose for me.”
Psalm 57:2 NIV

I love what Beth Moore has to say about the verse:

Here’s what God is using that verse to say to me right now: When I’m in a really hard and hurtful situation, somehow the present difficulty of it overrides my conscious thought that God is going to use it in my life and then through my life. Not one time in my entire tenure on this planet has He ever failed to turn around and use the hardship for good. NOT ONCE. Not when I gave Him enough time and cooperation. Yet, in the midst of it, I often can only hang onto Him for dear life while we ride the wave to shore and then stand there in the aftershock and look like I’ve just been on the spin cycle of a washing machine. Afterward, when He invariably turns it into some kind of maturity, intimacy, insight or ministry, I think, “Why didn’t I just trust Him for that at the time??? Why did I have to take it so personally and injuriously?” I want to learn to CONSISTENTLY claim the victory right there in the worst of the pain or crisis. At the very moment that I’m crying out to God Most High for help, as the psalmist says, I want to proclaim that He’s smack in the middle of fulfilling His purpose for me. Challenging stuff.

I also just like to be reminded that He has a purpose for me. I'm not here biding my time, living for myself, with my small-minded goals and dreams. I'm here because God ordained it, just as He ordains each of my days. I pray that His purpose would be accomplished in me and that I would not get in the way!


LuAnn said...

Thanks !!!:)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Lisa, that is so good. I have to admit that I haven't been doing very good at consistently claiming the victory during some of these rocky rides that I'm on right now. And yet, that is so true - He NEVER fails to come through for us, He NEVER lets us go. I have to remind myself of that.