“Whenever this happens, my heart stops—
I’m stunned, I can’t catch my breath.
Listen to it!
Listen to his thunder, the rolling, rumbling thunder of his voice.
He lets loose his lightnings from horizon to horizon,
lighting up the earth from pole to pole.
In their wake, the thunder echoes his voice, powerful and majestic.
He lets out all the stops, he holds nothing back.
No one can mistake that voice— His word thundering so wondrously,
his mighty acts staggering our understanding.
He orders the snow, ‘Blanket the earth!’
and the rain, ‘Soak the whole countryside!’
No one can escape the weather—it’s there.
And no one can escape from God. . . .
It’s God’s breath that forms the ice,
it’s God’s breath that turns lakes and rivers solid.
And yes, it’s God who fills clouds with rainwater
and hurls lightning from them every which way. . . .
Whether for discipline or grace or extravagant love,
He makes sure they make their mark.
Job 37:5-6 MSG
Sometimes the Message Version of the Bible will really inspire me. Look at these verses above. This is a God totally engaged in His Creation! Our God loves us so extravagantly that He will do whatever is necessary to help us develop into the person He ordained us to become.
Some might say, “Ok. That’s nice, but what about this problem i have with my rebellious child? It’s not an earthshaking problem, but it sure makes my household life difficult. It’s a heavy burden about to crack my back.” or “I just lost my job. How am I suppose to pay the mortgage?” We all have burdens in life, and the Scripture above demonstrates the grandness of our God; but on another side, Jesus tender love for us is shown in John 17 in the Bible where Jesus has a chat with His Father about us
Then we notice Who Jesus promised us~ [ The Spirit of Truth ]
John 14:16-17 (MSG)
“If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you.
I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend
so that you will always have someone with you.
This Friend is the Spirit of Truth.
The godless world can’t take him in
because it doesn’t have eyes to see him, doesn’t know what to look for.
But you know him already because he has been staying with you,
and will even be in you!
John 14:16 (AMP)
[ Role of the Spirit ] And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby),
to be with you forever—
Holy Spirit fulfills all those roles for us. We just go to Him handing Him our situation and let Him bring it out right. He’ll give us the wisdom and the Words to say. Whatever the situation needs. . . My friends, life can be easier and more peaceful when we understand the graciousness of our God and His desire to help us.
Holy Spirit will be a huge benefit for each of us as the world continues on its current downward spin; life could get more burdensome especially for believers. Paris is an example of how the enemy is running amok going after every soul it can acquire; he attacks us to try to make us doubt, fear and stumble; he really pursues those in offices of authority. That’s why we are told in the Book of Timothy to pray for our leaders. The devil has his human slaves like ISIS to plan evil against us, to persecute and to kill God’s people.
1 John 2:13-14 (MSG)
And a second reminder, dear children:
You know the Father from personal experience.
You veterans know the One who started it all;
and you newcomers—such vitality and strength!
God’s word is so steady in you.
Your fellowship with God enables you to gain a victory over the Evil One.
We know when we spend time in the Word and it becomes steady in us, we are the Victors through Christ and His shed blood. We focus our eyes on Him and tune our ears to hear His Word, for our God will lead us to eternal victory. My friends, turn to God and get to know Him on a personal level! He loves you and will help you, comfort you, bring you an inner peace that no fear can displace. Submit your heart to God and see how great your strength becomes! If your heart is already submitted, share Him with others!