Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday Steps of Faith

Today I am joining my friend Lisa over at "My Passionate Pursuit" in Saturday Steps of Faith. She has some very good thoughts about believing God for things great and small so why not stop by and check it out HERE!

As for me, here are some things that I believe about God:

I believe God loves us.

"We love him because he first loved us." I John 4: 19

What an awesome thought that is! God loved us "while we were yet sinners". He loves us not because of who we are, what we have done...or not done, or for any gain He might get from us loving Him. He loves us because God IS love!

I Believe God Cares for Us

"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." I Peter 5: 7

He cares for our everyday needs. He cares when we are hurt or sad. One of my favorite songs is "Does Jesus Care?" In the chorus the author answers his question with "Oh, yes, He cares! I know He cares!"

I Believe God Can Calm Storms

"He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them into their desired haven." Psalm 107: 29-30

I found this little poster the other day and it spoke to my heart.

It's so true! Sometimes God calms the actual storm (Mark 4: 37-39) Sometimes He just calms the person while the storm rages around them. I've seen Him do that in the lives of other people. He has done it in my life. I pray that I will always turn to Him in stormy times!

This week I am believing that God loves me, that He cares for me, and that He can calm any storms that come my way.

Things have been a little 'stormy' in certain areas of my life lately. I'm sure I'm not any different than you! We all have storms. Some of us weather them differently than others. At times I tend to keep all my 'storms' inside and try to act brave outwardly. It's been a long journey for me to get to the place that I can share some of my deepest concerns with others. I want to be able to totally trust the Lord day today. He deserves my trust. HE is faithful.

I hope that you will be believing God for the needs in your life today!

God bless you!



Yolanda said...

I'm BELIEVING God as well, Friend.

Lisa said...

Marilyn, I'm joining Yolanda in BELIEVING God with you and for you!
Blessings - Lisa

Cathryn said...

Thank you, Marilyn, once again, for posting in such a wonderful way. Oh what would we do if HE didn't care for us and love us and see us through the storms of life. This ole life would truly not be worth living. We are rich indeed. Blessings ~ Cathryn

Joyful said...

Beautiful steps of faith.

Marilyn, if you've never heard Scott Krippayne's song, "Sometimes He calms the storm", then you must. The lyrics reflect that little poster so perfectly.

Believing God with you,

Jenny said...

Oh I love the little poster. Believing with you:)