Feb 24

In God Alone

“Find rest, O my soul, in God ALONE; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock & salvation;He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.”

This verse from Psalm 62 has been critical in my life lately.

To say something is critical makes it sound like an emergency.  Life or death.  A must do.

Yes, this verse has been critical for me.

You see, without God’s Word, I believe I’d be curled up in a corner right now and ready to call it quits.  The circumstances in my life right now are challenging to say the least.  I can’t recall a time in my life when I’ve had to care for so many people and had so many responsibilities at once.

In my flesh, I’m anxious, unstable, worried, and running scared.  My mind races.  My fears rule my heart.

But…thankfully I don’t have to function in my flesh.  I have Someone much greater than me Who lives in me.  That’s where I find my strength.

In God, I find rest.  I have hope. I am secure and protected.  I am standing strong, firm and unwavering.  Peace rules my heart.

Today if there is anything in your life causing you to fear, panic, or stress, I pray that you will claim this verse and feel the peace flow through your veins and resonate in your heart. God is bigger than anything you are going through. He always will be.

Trusting God alone.

Melissa

Comments

  1. Thank you Melissa………I needed that reminder. I will be praying for you and hope you will pray for me and my husband. He has been without a steady income since last May and sometimes it feels like we are drowning. God Bless you and all your hard work to remind me that “God is bigger than anything I am going through. He always will be.” Kelly

  2. Kelly,
    It’s an honor to pray for you. I just did :)
    Love,
    Melissa

  3. Melissa-
    Thanks for this verse tonight. I am feeling stressed and out of sorts. The details of my life are not near as complicated as yours right now but am “unsettled” all the same. Hope you are enjoying your time with your mom and she is doing okay tonight. Love and prayers.

  4. Hello Melissa,
    Thanks for sharing your heart! I just finished speaking with my mother about much of the same characteristics you shared …scared..anxious…unstable….unsettled..I have major decisions to make and need God’s Utmost direction and peace in doing so. I thank you for the words of Wisdom and His Truths that send us refocusing and running back to Him in Trust!!

    I pray for you during this time much peace, rest and reassurance of His Mighty Presence!!!
    Sharon

  5. Claiming those verses tonight….and praying for you

  6. Melissa I will be praying for you and all that you are dealing with right now. Two years ago I was working full time, taking care of two kids that were very active in sport all while caring for mother in law. She suffered from painful bone cancer and passed away after about 8 months. I,too,learned to trust in Him and Him alone for comfort. Again I pray for your peace, comfort and rest. Be sure you take care of youself during this time.

  7. Donna Dewey says:

    Melissa – you are an inspiration even in your darkest moments and I thank you for sharing this verse as it is so very applicable to me as well. We just need to keep our faith, wrap up our troubles, fears and restless thoughts in a package and then give it to the Lord to do what he knows best. Be strong and this too shall pass….the sooner the better I might add, but that, too, is up to Him :)

  8. AMEN…been through a lot…husband treated for cancer, had to move and share house with his step sister and husband,have my own cleaning biz and it is slowing down,need glasses and hubby too…he needs teeth too from them removing all of them for radiation treatments,he needs to get a special scan done to make sure it is all gone.but cannot afford it…I have health problems but we were both denied medicaid because we are not disabled…I could go on BUT…instead I will share this song by NewsBoys named “in Christ Alone” Here is a link to you tube to listen and the words are there too!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjZYLmi61oo
    Praise His Name!!!!!!!

  9. Melissa, that was the key verse in my devotional this morning. Then, just driving home in the car now, I was talking to the Lord and questioning why that is so hard? Why do I find it so hard to trust in God alone? I want to throw my trust in so many other places, people, possessions etc… Now, I come on here and hear God saying again, “Find rest in Me alone”.

    Thanks for this sacred echo to my heart again tonight.
    Love ya and praying for you,
    Joy

  10. Just a little song I learned when I was much younger:
    God is bigger than the mountains
    God is bigger than the sea
    God is bigger than our problems
    But He’s small enough to fit in the heart of you and me.

    You are a strong and precious lady, Melissa. With God NOTHING is impossible. It’s ok to be scared, and you will get thru this critical time. Your testimony will be like no other.

  11. HOLD MY HEART by TENTH AVENUE NORTH

    How long must I pray, must I pray to You?
    How long must I wait, must I wait for You?
    How long ’til I see Your face, see You shining through?
    I’m on my knees, begging You to notice me.
    I’m on my knees, Father will you turn to me?

    One tear in the dropping rain,
    One voice in the sea of pain
    Could the maker of the stars
    Hear the sound of my breakin’ heart?
    One light, that’s all I am
    Right now I can barely stand
    If You’re everything You say You are
    Won’t You come close and hold my heart

    I’ve been so afraid, afraid to close my eyes
    So much can slip away before I say goodbye.
    But if there’s no other way, I’m done asking why.
    Cuz I’m on my knees, begging You to turn to me
    I’m on my knees, Father will you run to me?

    One tear in the dropping rain,
    One voice in the sea of pain
    Could the maker of the stars
    Hear the sound of my breakin’ heart?
    One light, that’s all I am
    Right now I can barely stand
    If You’re everything You say You are
    Won’t You come close and hold my heart.

    So many questions without answers, Your promises remain
    I can’t sleep but I’ll take my chances to hear You call my name
    To hear You call my name

    One tear in the dropping rain,
    One voice in the sea of pain
    Could the maker of the stars
    Hear the sound of my breakin’ heart?
    One light, that’s all I am
    Right now I can barely stand
    If You’re everything You say You are
    Won’t You come close and hold my heart.

    Hold my heart, could you hold my heart?
    Hold my heart.
    *****************************************************************************************************
    God, Melissa is sad today and I’m sure feels like she can barely stand. Please give her strength and hold her heart!! Comfort her and especially her mom during this difficult time!