A Conversation With God

12 04 2010

God, I have had nothing but problems lately. My bank account is empty, I am not where I want to be professionally, and my life is not where I would like for it to be. I try to be faithful to you and believe that you will make a way out, but I feel like you have turned your back on me…

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”

Hebrews 13:5-6

But God, why do I feel like whenever I try to move forward, I am constantly drawn backwards??? What did I do for you to allow horrible things to happen to me and those around me?

My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

Proverbs 3:11-12

Does love hurt? Should love be so punishing and vengeful? How can you say that you love me and punish me at the same time?

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.

Proverbs 29:11

Well why do you test me in the first place?

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12

So these are all tests of my perseverance? You have a plan for me?

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

I think I understand. I should have faith, right?

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Hebrews 11:6

But what about my bank account? I surely would like an iPad.

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world — the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does — comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.

1 John 2:15-17

Lord thank you for the wake up call. I am sorry for doubting you and losing my faith in you!

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:9