Thursday, March 27, 2014



          'Pressure..... Pushing down on me, pressing down on you... No man asks for.'   We all have daily pressures that weigh down on us and that we want to escape from.
          Isaiah 30;20   ''Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
          Our trials in life are meant to pull us closer to the Lord.  More of You Lord and less of me.  In Psalm 71, David talks about the Lord as his refuge, confidence, deliverer, and hope. 'Stop running from what you should be facing. You've got to face the pressure, face the storm, face the issue, and if need be, face the Lord. Trade in that false and temporary security we feel by trying to escape. Trade that for the real security of the peace of Almighty God.'
         May we all look to God for the answers to our life's pressures.  ''Unless we respond correctly to conflict, we limit our potential to grow, because we aren’t learning what the Lord is teaching. Also, we can develop an unforgiving spirit, which leads to bitterness and resentment. Eventually, such an attitude can destroy relationships.  There is also a positive way to handle conflict. Luke 23:34 reveals how our Savior responded when He was wrongly accused, unfairly judged, and killed for something He didn’t do. Jesus prayed, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” []