Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sticking With GOD



















"I'll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness, the taste of ashes, the poison I've swallowed. I remember it all-oh, how well I remember-the feeling of hitting the bottom. But there's one other thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope. God's loyal love couldn't have run out, his merciful love couldn't have dried up. They're created new every morning. How great Your faithfulness! I'm sticking with GOD (I say it over and over again). He's all I've got left." Lamentations 3:19-24
The Message

I do not know about you, but I have hit rock bottom during my life. I have felt despair and total loss and in those times my Heavenly Father has been the only thing I had left. He never abandoned me. He stuck with me through it all. I thank HIM for patiently and lovingly scooping me up, dusting me off, and helping me to begin anew.

Sticking with GOD,

Andrea

27 comments:

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

Please stop by my blog for a special blessing from God.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Mich said...

Great verse!

I "amen" your post.

Thanks for your prayers...

RCUBEs said...

I love that version from The Message. Amen! He always is reaching out to us...All we need is to reach back and grab His loving hands but He is the One Who never lets go. Glory to God! God bless you sister and I hope and pray that all is well. And praying that everything is in order with all the things you do. Love you in Christ!

Marsha said...

Oh amen, Andrea! He never abandons us. Even when we think He's not there, He is.

Thanks for this post.

chili pepper said...

When I hit the lowest, that was when God was able to work the most. He reached down and grabbed me from the rubble, showed His love and power in a way I had not been able to see before and turned my heart to His saving grace. When I had nothing left to hold onto. I grabbed hold of Him. I have never looked back.

Silver said...

Wonderful reminder of God's goodness and that He will not abandon us even when everyone else might.

~Silver

COUNTRY MOM said...

I hope you have had a great day. How is the wedding planning going? Many Blessings,

Robin said...

As I read the first line from the message, I thought, hey I know that feeling all to well. Hitting bottom getting dirt in your mouth! Blessings Andrea

Chester said...

Been there, hit that same rock bottom. He is no respector of persons and will pick up each and every one of us if we just let Him.
Thanks for the reminder.
Chesters's Mom

*I hope the wedding arrangments are going well.

Mari said...

These times are so tough, but what a blessing when you look back and can see God at work!

~*Michelle*~ said...

He is The One who will never let us down. ever.

This was beautifully written from your heart, Andrea!

Kelly Combs said...

"He's all I've got left." Amen! He is the one.

Charlotte said...

I'm reminded of the hymn "Trust & Obey"

"The reason we MUST ask God for things he already intends to give us is that he wants to teach us dependence; especially our need for himself." Erwin W. Lutzer

Joyfully,
Charlotte

E @ Scottsville said...

Charlotte, "Trust & Obey" has always been one of my all-time favorite Christian songs. It has such a great message and really touches my soul.

Marsha said...

Andrea, each day is a new beginning, and a new reason to look around ourselves and smile.

Proverbs 27:19 said...

I read a t-shirt one time that said, "You never realize how much you need Jesus until He's all you got"

smooches,
Larie

Dee Yoder said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Andrea. Praying all the wedding preparations fall into place and it is a lovely day for everyone!

Terri Tiffany said...

Amen! I have been there too and He is who I turn to--can't imagine not having Him in it with me:)

christy rose said...

Amen! He never abandons us and His mercies never run dry. They are new every morning!

Karen said...

Amen...so thankful for those mercies new every morning....

Nancy said...

Yes, there were so many times when I felt all alone. It seemed no one cared. But I knew God loved me and that carried me through to another day. Many of my low points were merely my immagination or my pessimestic way of looking at things. He has helped me to be more optimistic. In fact, one prayer friend said, "Her glass is always hafl full." God truly does wonders.
Andrea - I'm still praying for you and your upcoming wedding event.

Diane said...

Thank you for the great reminder. Have been to rock bottom and He is always there to pick me back up. Awesome! :O)

sarah said...

so powerfully written. You are strong, solid, a blessing.

Tea With Tiffany said...

I'm sticking with God too. And I love this version of that verse. I need to read the Message more often.

Encouraging to know God never leaves us. I've hit many rock bottoms. I learn best when I'm broken. God knows that so He allows me to sink. But the best thing is He will not leave me down. He's the lifter of my head.

Hugs,

Tiffany

Jensmere said...

Hi Andrea....thanks for this post...this is one of my life verses! I have never read The Message, but continue to be amazed at the depth of understanding that it portrays!

Bless you for sharing so honestly and transparently....
Susan

Cathy said...

Yes, Thank God for His mercy, love and restoration.

Just Be Real said...

What an awesomely encouraging post Andrea!!! Amen. You are truly and inspriation. Thank you!