March 31–Nothing and Nobody Pushes God Around!

Have you ever felt absolutely pushed to the very limits of your spiritual, emotional, mental and physical strength? I have. Often.

Today just happens to be one of those days.

But that’s okay, because the truth is I don’t have enough strength on my own to take all the pushes and pulls that circumstances and people bring into my life. I was never meant to do life or relationships in my own strength.

None of us were. No matter how strong–or right or wise or self-justified in doing things our way–we may think we are. We all need God. All of the time.

It is a good thing–a very good thing–to really grasp (and to act like I remember!) how desperate I truly am, we all are, without God’s strength to keep us from falling. God wants us to rely on Him–His unfailing love and unlimited strength–all the time. 

Those times when I haven’t relied on God’s strength, I have done some serious falling. And it’s not just me that gets hurt on my way down. Feeling pushed, I have often pushed back–in ego-centric, angry, self-justifying ways–instead of trusting God’s strength and listening to His song that would calm my thoughts and lift my heart. 

God is my only true help when life and people push and pull on me. God is is my only strength. My only song. My only salvation.

And nothing and nobody pushes God around!

I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me. The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.  Psalm 118:13-14

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

 

 

3 thoughts on “March 31–Nothing and Nobody Pushes God Around!

  1. Thank you, Sylane.

    If you only KNEW how timely and how necessary as air this was for me today. But God certainly knew. ;D

  2. I know this feeling!! Yesterday I was avoiding a particular person I work with. Interactions with her often feel like I’m being poked in the eye with a fork. Makes me crazy. I try to remind myself to simply pray for her and be open to what God is teaching me. That’s on a good day. I won’t go into what I want to do on one of those other days.
    I like your scripture focus for today. Thanks for your honesty.

  3. Dear Sylane,
    I have drawn my sword on your behalf and on behalf of the other two sisters who are struggling with this as well. Don’t push my sisters around!

    GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

    Rescue me, and deliver me out of the hand of aliens, whose mouth speaks deceit, and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. Psalm 144:11

    And one of my personal favorites from God Himself:

    “Vengeance is Mine…” Deuteronomy 32:35

    I will keep all three of you in prayer today :>)

    God’s Peace,
    Linda

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