trusting God and thanking Him

edited December 1969 in Random Issues
i found these two sent to me in an email and i would just like to share=)

You've been on my mind and heart. I see you struggling and planning,
worrying and sweating, crying and running, at a furious pace. You're
trying to move that mountain by yourself again, huh?

God asks that we cast all our cares on Him because He cares. Think
about what your worrying says to God when you refuse to give things
over to Him.

When you worry about money, you're telling Him that He is unable to
provide for His children ... that although He has riches beyond belief
in Heaven, He is too stingy to share them with you.

When you worry that no one understands you, you're telling Him that
although He has been with you since before you were formed in the
womb, and has carved you into the palm of His hand, He doesn't know

When you worry that you will not have enough food, you're telling Him
that although He rained down bread from Heaven in the desert to feed
His children, you are the one He's forgotten.

When you worry that your enemies will have victory over you, you're
telling God that although He has given you spiritual battlegear to
defend yourself, that despite His track record of being a giant
slayer, Red Sea divider, lion mouth closer and a furnace cooler, He
can't handle your co-worker, your neighbor or a former friend.

When you worry that your children have decided to follow the world
instead of your example, you're telling God that He doesn't keep His
promises.... That despite the fact that you have raised them up in the
way they should go, they'll stray because basically, He lied.

When you worry because the doctors told you that children are
impossible, that a cure is impossible, that healing is impossible,
you're telling Him that this world controls your fate. You're saying
that prayer time with Him is nearly something to pass the time. You're
saying that although He can raise the dead, make a virgin conceive,
open the womb of a woman well past eighty, heal a 12 year issue of
blood, make the blind see and the lame walk, He can't help you.

When you worry that you won't be able to do enough to earn
forgiveness, you're telling Him "that's ok Lord, no need for Your Son
to die, I can earn my own forgiveness. " Let's just act like Jesus
never died, and tell Him never mind, that He doesn't need to go to the

When you worry that no one will love you, that you'll be lonely for
the rest of your life, you're telling Him that His love is
insufficient ... that He couldn't possibly love you enough to ward
away loneliness. You're saying that although He has promised life more
abundantly, He was lying .... that despite the fact that He started
off saying that it is not good that we be alone, He's changed His

When you worry and refuse to give the problem over to Him, you're
telling Him that although He could create the world, He can't handle
what's going on in your world, so you will. You are saying that He
won't work things out, that obstacles cannot be overcome, that
mountains can't be climbed, that healing cannot occur, that what is
lost will not be found, that joy does not come in the morning, that He
is not the God of a second chance, that the promised land has been
swallowed up by the desert, that you have discovered the height, depth
and width of His love and found it to fall short of your needs.

Think about all that you're saying to the one who loves you the most
and who has all power, really think about it. Then open you hands and
release what you've been holding onto. Bow down on your knees and ask
Him to forgive you for doubting Him. Walk away with a peaceful heart
and note the footsteps that go before you to make the crooked places
straight, a way in the wilderness, and later springing forth in the

"Stand in a stream with waters around your ankles. The waters that
pass by you at that moment, you will never see again. So it is with
the misery that has challenged your life ... let it go, let it pass

Thank You Lord!
A newly arrived soul in Heaven was met by St. Peter. The saint toured
the soul around Heaven. Both of them walked side by side inside a
large workroom filled with angels.

St. Peter stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the
Receiving Section. Here, all the petitions to God said in prayer are
received". The soul looked at the section, and it was terribly busy
with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper
sheets from all the people of the world.

They walked again until they reached the 2nd section, and St. Peter
told the soul, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the
graces and blessings the people asked for are packed and delivered to
the persons who asked for them down on earth."

The soul saw how busy it was. There were so many angels working in
that room, since so many blessing were being packed and delivered to

Finally at the farthest corner of the room, the soul stopped at the
last section. To the surprise of the soul, only one angel stayed there
idly, doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledging

Section," St. Peter told the soul. "How is it that, there is no work
here?" "That's the sad thing," St. Peter answered. "After the people
received the blessings they asked for, very few send their
acknowledgments" . "How does one acknowledge God's blessing?"
"Simple," St. Peter answered. "Just say, "'Thank you, Lord'."

Thank you Lord, for giving me the chance to share this message with
others and also, for giving me so many wonderful people to share this
with. If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a
roof overhead and a
place to sleep .. you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a
dish someplace .. you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness . . you are
more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of
imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation you are
ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest,
torture, or death are more blessed than three billion people in
the world.

If your parents are still alive and still married .. you are very

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly
thankful .. you are blessed because the majority can, but most do

If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the
shoulder .. you are blessed because you can offer healing touch.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in
that.. someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more
blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at

Have a good day, count your blessings, and pass this along to remind
everyone else how blessed we all are.



  • Dear jsangel23,
    I thank you for sharing those inspiring email/stories. Teh second one was a message form God to me, I really neede htt mesage.
    Thanks heaps, God Bless U,,

    Pray for me,

    Coptic Youth
  • Thank you God and thank YOU jsangel23-your post says it all.

    God bless you
  • coptic youth and aidan
    ur very welcome guys im really glad u liked them!
    merry early Christmas and God bless u and ur families :D
  • VERY nice. GBU.
  • Really really needed that. Thank you.
  • I have been reading all day and I think this is one of the post I was really enthralled to read. I was really inspired upon reading this. I know God guides us and He always knows that we can surpass the challenges we partake. I trust his will and I hold on to His words. Thanks for sharing these experiences. ;)
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