Help’s coming…

Today’s Scripture is Psalm 20:6-7…

“Now this I know:
    The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
    with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” 

Today’s blog post is by Lisa Gonzales, Director of Children’s Ministry…

That clinches it—help’s coming,
    an answer’s on the way,
    everything’s going to work out.  Psalm 20:6 The Message

I’m not going to lie, I read the verse (above) about 15 times.  The first 14 times I got nothing.  It wasn’t until I read the Message translation (also see above) that I thought, “Oh, I get that!”  It’s funny because, as the Children’s Director, that’s what I do with the children every week.  I take scripture that is hard to understand and tough stories from the Bible and I bring it down to their level.  I try to relate it to their small, growing brains. I let them know that it’s ok to not understand the Bible sometimes and that as they grow up, the stories will start to make more sense and the words on the pages will begin to come alive.  And you know what?  Even when they become adults, they might still look at a verse and say, “Huh??”  – Just like I did this past week.

But most of the Bible is really just a few simple ideas.

  • God is the creator of all.
  • He loves us more than anything else.
  • He sent His son to save us from our sins.
  • If we believe in Him, He offers us eternal life.

So basically, “Trust in God, everything’s going to work out.” 

Of course, that’s way harder to do than to read.  I wish I had some great story to share with you about a time that I was so worried about something that I put my complete trust in God and it all worked out.  But, since I think blogs are written to be real and relatable – here’s the truth – I freak out all the time!  Do I pray when times are tough?  Absolutely!  Do I plead with God to make His answers visible to me?  You bet!  Do I panic and try to do things my way?  All the time! 

The Bible is hard to read and even harder to live by.  But, that’s ok.  I think realizing the NEED to trust in God and that His answer IS on the way is a huge step.  Just like I teach the kids on Sunday mornings, I too need to understand God’s basic truths, that “everything’s going to work out,” if we just have faith.

It really is that simple.

6 thoughts on “Help’s coming…

  1. I enjoyed today’s blog the best, it was very genuine and honest. The translation made it easy to understand and relate to.


  2. Lisa, I think that you just spoke for all of us! At least for me.Nice blog!

    From: Summer Stretch Blog To: Sent: Friday, July 7, 2017 5:29 AM Subject: [New post] Help’s coming… #yiv7725758850 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv7725758850 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv7725758850 a.yiv7725758850primaryactionlink:link, #yiv7725758850 a.yiv7725758850primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv7725758850 a.yiv7725758850primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv7725758850 a.yiv7725758850primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv7725758850 | vancecrains posted: “Today’s Scripture is Psalm 20:6-7…”Now this I know:     The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary     with the victorious power of his right hand.Some trust in chariots and some in horses,     but we trust” | |


  3. God is faithful ALWAYS, I try to be but fail many times but thank God for His GRACE and MERCY as I go by each day the path becomes more clear. ” Thy word is a lamp onto my feet and a light onto my path”


  4. I did love this message and it made me feel that maybe I was remiss in sharing a story where it all worked out fine. I assure you, just as in your life, not all of my stories work out as well, and I have plenty of moments of disobedience and of doubt. But I can honestly share them with God and trust in his love for me, and that’s enough, even if it sometimes doesn’t seem like it to my human pea-brain! Great job, Lisa.


  5. And it took more than 30 years to get the answer I wrote about! Did I lose hope? Get discouraged? Get angry? Cry? Feel like giving up? All of the above! BIG TIME! But I did keep praying and keep working on myself.


  6. Though I pray earnestly and ask God for His Mercy and Grace in situations, the human side most time try to fix things.
    O Lord, help me to trust in you totally and not depend on self strength.


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