24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Last night, my wife and I watched the movie FACING THE GIANTS. I won't be boorish and tell you the plot of the film, but if you haven't seen it, PLEASE DO! Sorry...end of the commercial.
Anyway, as we were watching the film, I realized how powerful the message is! Not that "...sports team winner" thing, but the unfaltering realization that God is in control and we must trust Him! There are so many times that we don't want to turn loose of something we're struggling with, or we think that our solution is better. SOMETIMES we don't realize that sometimes we must get out of your own way, or endure pain and grief in the process of dealing with the issue. BUT, God is there, even when it seems that we have been deserted & forsaken, and we learn and grow from what we experience. It doesn't matter what we did...God will forgive us and help us to overcome our demons! ASK...you will receive!
If you know me, you have to be asking yourself...why do I think I can speak intelligently on something like this. I'm a born worrier and I'm also the world's most cynical critic at times. I don't deny this fact, but what I have learned in the last 8 months is that, even when you hit "rock bottom", God is there with you to comfort and protect you. I KNOW I'm a sinner and I fail daily in this! But I also know that God is there for me and my family...even when we have done things wrong...He forgives us...if we have a repentant heart and ask to be forgiven.
I don't understand why some people can't or won't get this. I'm truly shocked that there are those people who put themselves up on a pedestal and pretend they are better than us lowly "sinners". Sometimes life can be so cruel and people can be evil...even ones that you thought loved you...even your own family! I'm exposed to these "SUPER CHRISTIANS" almost daily...THESE "GIANTS"...Those "GIANTS" who are there every time the doors of the church are open...they are deacons or church leaders...they somehow believe that their lives are sinless or that their "sins" aren't the equal to those "beneath" them. Mind you, these aren't people whom have been sinned against...just people who, from a distance, sit in judgement of us. If it were only that, it MIGHT be tolerable, but these "GIANTS" of Christianity go to the public and spread rumors, act as conduits of misinformation, and in many cases, act anonymously because they are just COWARDS!!! (Yeah...I called you COWARDS!)
But you "GIANTS" don't own us, you aren't better than us, you aren't any less a sinner than us! You live in a fantasy world that you alone are faultless and perfect. Guess what? Your day is coming...David slew Goliath with a slingshot and a stone...a simple young man against a giant...how? He had faith in the Lord and God delivered him. God helps anyone with a repentant heart who asks for his help! No matter how many "GIANTS" stand in our way, God knows the truth and will give us the strength to endure the attacks!
You "GIANTS" however....well, I hope you know that you will have to be accountable to God for your actions and justify how, as such wonderful Christians, you behave this way.
"He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her"...John 8:7
"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"...Matthew 7:3