Sunday Huddle

So You Say by Lisa Bull

These are some of the things our society deems important and valuable. And, yet, if you watch the news or look at the people around you, what do these things really bring? Are they happier? Are they stress-free? Are depression and anxiety non-existent in their lives? How about worry? They don’t have worries, right?

WRONG.

If we make money, including the lust and craving of earthly things, what we rely on—where does that leave God in our lives? Is it enough to believe that God’s word is true? Not only do we need to believe God’s Word, we need to act on that belief.

Hebrews 13:5a (AMP) says, “Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]”

If we don’t rely on those things, what do we do? Money makes the world go around, right? (Think of the state of our world right now and where the love of money has gotten it)

I love what the book of Hebrews says next when it tells what GOD says, “for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]” Hebrews 5b-g (AMP)

Wow! How many different ways can He say He will not leave us?

How do we generally handle tough situations? We act or re-act and then we go to God’s word. We might stomp our feet, cry into our pillow, yell at our kids, grump around, become depressed…any of these sound familiar? (you don’t have to raise your hands 😉 )

Listen, “Our “Say-So” is built on GOD’S “Say-So”” ~~Unknown

God says, “I will not leave you.” So we can Boldly say, “The Lord is my helper…I will not fear.” I will not be haunted by apprehension that things will not work out.

Does it mean I won’t be tempted to fear and become anxious? No. BUT. I WILL REMEMBER GOD’S SAY-SO. I will take courage.

Faith falters when worries come. Right? We forget to take a deep breath spiritually.

Let’s do a little exercise. Ready? Breathe in through your nose slowly. Hold your breath for 5-4-3-2-1. Let is out slowly through your mouth.

Isn’t that relaxing?

Now, take a breath spiritually.

How?

Listen to God’s Say-So~~not your own. As you do, dread and fear will fall away.

What are you facing that is causing you dread? During times of anxiety and fear, listen to what God is saying and BOLDLY and CONFIDENTLY say,

“But the Lord is my Helper (at this moment) in my present outlook. I will take courage and not fear. It does not matter what problem or wrong may be in the way, HE HAS SAID,

“I will never leave you!”


Lisa Bull sees her life as a journey along God’s divine plan. While considering herself an expert on nothing, she enjoys laughing and has made “choosing joy” her motto. Lisa has experienced God’s unfailing love and grace in her life and wants nothing more than for others to enjoy that same gift in their lives.

Lisa is the daughter and granddaughter of ministers. She has multiple relatives in ministry on both sides of her father’s family including several pastors, pastor’s wives, and missionaries. In fact, ministry in her maternal grandmother’s family can be traced back several generations. She loves being a wife and mother of two terrific young men.

Visit Lisa at mommalisaof2-LISA’S PERCEPTIONS

One thought on “So You Say by Lisa Bull

  1. Lisa, the bumper sticker WWJD is a very good question to ask ourselves.

    The problem with believing God’s Word is finding it. Most (all?) of the Bible was written 200 to 500 years after the death of Christ. Kinda hard to know what was said, unless one believes that the word of God was handed down mouth to ear to mouth accurately for all that time. Then there is the problem of conflicting words and conflicting opinions by preachers, ministers, pastors, monks etc as to the meanings of each line, each word. And how many of them can read the words written 200 to 500 year ago in whatever language they were originally written in? How many thousand different “versions” of the Bible are in print today?

    By contrast, if one starts not with a written document but a question (WWJD), it opens the path to answers.

    As to God supposedly saying “I will not leave you,” if one is to rely on a “He” rather than think about a question, the answer is the same one that agnostics make: He left us with Adolph. If, instead, one chooses to focus on a ‘higher power’ without making that Higher Power all-powerful, the problem of Adolph fades away. Adolph is the answer to the question: What happens when not enough people ask themselves, day in and day out, WWJD?

    Which, in fact, I find congruent with the outcomes and plots of so many of Sarah Price’s wonderful books.

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