Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thoughts from Carlos in Montellano

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Montellano to visit the group that was there and to also visit Marlene.

Carlos preached the sermon from Psalms 42 and the anguish that David felt.  Many people do not think it is correct to admit distress and have a good heart-to-heart with God.  That it is not good to admit depression or face their fears.  This is far from the truth.

David mourned and cried.  He felt struggles and pain as we do today.  David penned those emotions.  He remembered when things were good, when he rejoiced and praised God. 

He questioned his feelings.  He questioned God's presence.  It is OK.............but we can not let that be our last thought.

We must remember that God is our refuge.  He allows our pain and our struggles and because of this, if we are faithful, God will remain our hope and our salvation.  He pulls us closer to Him, if we allow.

It was a great lesson, Carlos.  Thank you.

I have mentioned my shepherd friend that lives near by.  Today, when I went walking, she had two new babies with her.  This lamb is less than 2 days old.

Isaiah 40:11
He tends his flock like a shepherd;
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.

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