You may think you don’t But you do Need God to take care of you.
You may think you know The way to go But what you see Isn’t His reality.
What lies ahead Leads to disappointment and dread When you proceed Without His lead.
You weren’t there When you entered His mind His plan for you Is one of a kind.
Ask Him to reveal it To no longer conceal it. He will show you And He will grow you, Help you get to know you.
Until His perfect plan Is ready to be released on man.
Lean in and listen Get to know His heart. That is when your life will start To make sense.
Proverbs 3:5-9 (MSG) TrustGodfrom the bottom of your heart;don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen forGod’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all.Run toGod! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health,your very bones will vibrate with life! HonorGodwith everything you own;give him the first and the best.
Sing Like the Trees
You can no longer hide
Who you were meant to be.
Like the leaves on a tree
You have what the world needs to see.
You have a voice
It’s time to make the choice
To share it so the world can rejoice
And glorify the Creator of the gift you have inside.
Romans 12 The Message (MSG)
Place Your Life Before God
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you:
Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.
Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.
Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God.
You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.
Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
I stand in need Desperate for more Than what I see Than what I hear. Lord, draw me near.
I get so lost In life’s mundane No place of peace Test after test. Lord, I need rest.
I need Your hope. I need Your peace. I need Your touch So very much.
Then I can live Above this pain Above this fear. Then I can soar To where there’s more.
As a teacher at a junior high I meet many young people who live in darkness. They are looking for something, but they can’t name it. Many are empty and rarely express any emotion but sorrow. Others are angry and lash out at the least provocation. There are many others who pretend to be happy, but when no one is watching, their eyes reveal the pain they feel inside. All of the faces I see seem to be searching for more. I feel encouraged that they are searching because if they are searching, that means they have hope.
I pray for them to find hope in positive places. I pray they will come to know the deep love of the Lord. Then I try to be the giver of hope and love because loving them will last longer than the math lessons I teach. Love will last forever.