Sunday, December 23, 2012

GOD Has It All Under Control

Faith...trust...peace...believing that no matter what, GOD has it all under control. That all sounds good doesn't it? In fact, if you can have those things and truly believe, then you can stand through the storms of this life.

In my lifetime I have heard people say they have faith...trust...peace...and no matter what they will always believe! I have then seen those same people change...turn...when the unexpected happened in their life.

"GOD?!"...they would say. "How could HE let this happen!" "Where is HE?" "Doesn't HE care?" 

You know the stories. Their faith...trust...peace and belief seem to fly out the window like the wind! Those people never influenced me in a positive way. In fact...just the opposite. Who needs faith like that?! If your faith is only good when everything in your life is going from good to great...who cares?

But...if you have faith...trust...peace and belief when your life gets shook to the core...then you have it all. I believe those are the ones who truly know the GOD that has it "all" in HIS control. Those are the people that I look up to...the ones that have impacted my life in a positive way. Do you know anyone like that? Someone that has impacted your life? I do...

Wayne...

I want you to know that you have impacted me. You have encouraged me greatly. Through your journey this past year I have seen you continue to worship the LORD regardless of how bad you have felt. Even in those times at church when you were sitting because of how you felt...while everyone else stood...you were there. Singing...worshiping...praising the LORD and encouraging others! I have only heard you say good things the LORD has done for you. No matter how bad it gets I have never heard you say, "Where is GOD in all of this?" You have only said things about having a better...closer...relationship with the LORD. You have even said, "I wouldn't change a thing." WOW! That was hard for me to get a hold of but I knew beyond any doubt...you meant it with your whole heart! You have given nothing but praise to our LORD. I have listened to your words...watched your life...saw how you have lived what you say you believe, and through it all, how you have modeled faith...trust...peace and belief, that no matter what...GOD has it all under control! I have no doubt that you will continue to serve HIM whatever the circumstance. Thank you Wayne, for not just talking the talk but for really walking out and living what you say you believe! Daily you have been an inspiration to me. There have been times in the last few months that my faith has not been what it should be. I have let fear get in and faith walk out. It's in those times that I remember some of the things I have heard you say...seeing you pray for others and their needs...including me. Because of all of this you have helped me to believe that no matter what the circumstance...GOD truly does have it all under control. Wayne...you are a true man of GOD. You have made a great impact on my life and I believe you have greatly impacted the lives of all who know you. With my whole heart I say...Thank you Wayne. I love you.

This is just a little bit about the man I have asked you all to pray for. We are all still believing for a miracle to take place in Wayne. Our GOD is the GOD of miracles. I know that prayer changes things and prayer still moves the Hand of GOD. I also know this...GOD really does have everything under control! Thank you all for your prayers for Wayne and Marge.

Philippians 4:6-7 NLT

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 4:16 NLT

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

Hebrews 11:1 AMP

Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. 

Ephesians 3:20-21 NLT

20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.

 




4 comments:

Just Be Real said...

Chelle, thank you for this post. You have certainly encourage me along the way as well.

Although hard at times to fully accept, I know that God does have it ALL under control.

Merry Christmas my dear.

BelovedBomber said...

Wayne sounds like an amazing man! God, we do know that you have this under control. We do not think as you do, but you are clear in your Word that you do heal, and we may boldly approach your throne to ask for things. Lord, we are persistently knocking. We are asking for a miraculous, God-glorifying, healing touch upon your son, Wayne. Let Him experience another miracle this Christmas season. Thank you Father. In your Son's name, Amen

Child of God said...

Beautiful!! Wayne and Marge sound like amazing people who love God so much and trust Him fully. Wow!

I am praying and hoping God will heal Wayne here on earth. Never, ever give up on seeking Him and asking Him, prayer does move God's heart.

I am very pleased to know you have these people in your life. I have people like this in my life and when I am down I just look to them and they help me a lot.

Praying and praying,
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Carole in the UK said...

Father God, I thank You for Wayne's life and Your glory that Is shining through Him, impacting the lives of others, whilst He faces this challenge with You by his side.

May you continue to bless and keep him, may Your face continue to shine upon him, and be gracious to him. May You lift up Your countenance upon him and continue to give him peace.

Amen

Chelle, Thank you for this update.
Only this very week, my thoughts where on Wayne, wondering how he was doing.
God Bless xx