Monday, February 21, 2011

Affirming Truth

You say: ‘I’m too tired’ God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: ‘Nobody really loves me’ God says: I love you (John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )

You say: ‘I can’t go on’ God says: My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say: ‘I can’t figure things out’ God says: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5- 6)

You say: ‘I can’t do it’ God says: You can do all things (Philippians 4:13)

You say: ‘I’m not able’ God says: I am able (II Corinthians 9:8)

You say: ‘It’s not worth it’ God says: It will be worth it (Roman 8:28 )

You say: ‘I can’t forgive myself’ God says: I Forgive you (I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: ‘I can’t manage’ God says: I will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19)

You say: ‘I’m afraid’ God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7)

You say: ‘I’m always worried and frustrated’ God says: Cast all your cares on ME (I Peter 5:7)

You say: ‘I’m not smart enough’ God says: I give you wisdom (I Corinthians 1:30)

You say: ‘I feel all alone’ God says: I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)

Discovered the above "encouragement" in a song book this weekend while at a ladies retreat.
It was titled - "God has a Positive Answer to Everything."
My Response to the Title- "Ugh!"
Then I read through the content and I thought "true" - however, the title is "modern" packaging to guide towards aligning ourselves with the truth. It is ridiculous to me one needs to "package and sell" the truth.  Why not just say- "Line up with the truth - it ain't easy, it is rarely fun during difficulties; but it is always good." Good trumps easy and fun every time.  Why? Because goodness is the result of rooted truth. The virtue of this encouragement would be better served with a title of say - "Get in Line"or  "Truth Alignment" or anything that doesn't give the impression it's coming from a Gentle Giant
Just sayin.. The True God is a far cry from some New Age-y Goddess who answers positively to everything and everyone.

A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
-Gilbert K. Chesterton

1 comment:

Janine Claire Robinson said...

I love reading your posts beacause you always make me take another look! I love your heart and that you stand for truth! BIG hugs to you this week my friend. Love Janine