Saturday, April 9, 2011

No Day Off

 

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Aren't you glad that God doesn't take the day off? 

We recently had some trying times in our family and our faith was put to the test. 

I was reminded of this scripture each night when I prayed.

When the disciples were out on the storm-tossed Sea of Galilee with the wind howling and the waves raging, they panicked.

Jesus was asleep in the lower part of the boat. But the interesting thing is that the waves did not wake Jesus. The storm did not wake Jesus.

But the cries of His own people woke Him when they said, "Lord, save us! We are perishing!"  (Matthew 8:25).

God is always listening for the cry of His children, just as parents listen for their children.

The good news is that God is never late. He is tuned in to your cries, to your hurts, and to your pains.  He doesn't slumber or sleep.

26 comments:

lmworley416 said...

Still praying for Rick's recovery!
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
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Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

That's so true - God's timing is always the best timing.

May the Lord bless you and your loved ones in the coming week.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful scripture! Standing in prayer and believing that God is honoring and will continue to honor the prayers and fasting of you and Mr. Rick!
Love y'all.
Kristin

Heather T. said...

This is a beautiful post and promise. God is always here with us, faithful like no other ♥

Your photo is brilliant.

Amber said...

What a beautiful flower.

Praise the LORD that He never sleeps or slumbers and is constantly work things together for our good even we don't see or understand it.

Amber said...

What a beautiful flower.

Praise the LORD that He never sleeps or slumbers and is constantly work things together for our good even we don't see or understand it.

Liz said...

thanks for stopping by. Yes How great and mighty is our God. I am glad He is alert at all times someone has to be,ha,ha.

Dorie said...

What a wonderful God we serve, who loves us, listens to us, and never grows weary! His patience, mercy, and love are amazing.
Beautiful flowers

Diana said...

I love your post, so encouraging. Your shot of the purple (my favorite color) flower is beautiful.
I will be Praying for you and your family.

Joan said...

So true, Susan. I'm thankful He is always there to hear our prayers.

Your photo is beautiful!

Blessings,
Joan

Mom of M&Ms said...

beautiful photo.. and I wish I would remember to set my watch to God standard time! :)

Laura said...

This was beautiful. Thank you for sharing this verse and your insight on it. This past month has reminded me how thankful I am that God is always there, always strong and always looking for us to lean on Him.

Stephani said...

This is indeed so encouraging! Lovely flowers too. I love the color.

elizabeth said...

Beautiful! Praying your time of trial is short! Thank you for your kind comment on my photo and verse.

Jessica said...

Beautiful photo and verse! I'm so glad that God is always watching over us and taking care of us!

deb duty said...

Beautiful photo and post! Thank you for the reminder.

Sveta said...

I love the purple color on the flowers!

Ray said...

So beautiful!

Judy said...

Hi Susan,

Love the photo, the scripture, and the story behind it. Great reminder that when we cry out to God he comes to our rescue!

Blessings,
Judy

Stefanie Brown said...

What a beautiful picture. The color is amazingly vibrant. What a sweet reminder spring is here.
Thank you for the Word.

Here's my submission for today:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/upliftingwordsonline/5613581169/

lori said...

Thankful HE does not take a day off!!! Gorgeous picture! How is your man doing??? Ya'll have been in my prayers! love you lady!

peace,
lori

Peggy (mazmagi) said...

Heavenly Father, I'm so grateful that You never slumber or sleep! Thank You for this Word and Promise given to my dear sister Susan as she pressed through the test and trials of her recent storm... and held on to You!

Be with Susan and her family and heal the hurt, lessen the time of this trial and make short the time to recover and be well in You! You are the One who controls the sea, the waves, the raging storms and brings the calm. Bring peace and comfort as You reassure Susan and hers that You are there, You never sleep and You never slumber. Thank You for never tiring of hearing our prayers. Thank You for being faithful. You are able! You are mighty! You are with Susan and her family, holding them and bringing comfort as You hear their "cry" or current need... You have the answer!

Thank You for THE POWER OF YOUR LOVE and Susan's visit and her sweet words for me there.

Alida said...

just beautiful... so grateful that He never takes a day off.

Tracey M. said...

Your picture is incredible, the flowers are my favorite color. I enjoyed reading your post, very encouraging. Visiting from my first WFW.

Whidbey Woman said...

My family is also going through trials. No doubt, many of your followers are experiencing their own challenges. Thank you for sharing such an encouraging Word for us!

Cathy said...

That is so beautiful, Susan. Blessings ~