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This prayer by Teresa of Avila is so beautiful when you
listen to the words in detail.
“Let Nothing Trouble
You,”don’t worry, God’s got your back! This is always a hard one. I’m one
of those people who gets picked on and pushed around or sometimes flat out
ignored like I’m not even there and it hurts. I’m not going to lie and tell you
that it doesn’t hurt, because it does. But, that doesn’t give me a reason to be
upset and “troubled” all the time. God has put each and everyone of us in the
certain situation that we are in, we may not particularly like it, believe me,
I hate it at my high school, but you know what God picked that specific high
school, so there is a reason I am there. Remember that the next time you are
shoved around in the hallway or are working on a project all by yourself
because you are too shy to meet someone new, God could be using you, just
listen for his voice, He will guide you on the right path. It may not be the
easy path but it will get you where you need to go.
“Let Nothing Frighten
You,” you never walk alone, be not afraid. I’ve always loved that bible
verse about running and not growing weary because God is at our side. I don’t
know the actual Bible citation, but there is a song we sing at church: “We will
run and not grow weary, for our God will be our strength, and we will fly like
and eagle, we will rise again.” you see, we never need to be afraid because God
will never leave our side. I love thinking of God as the big papa bear. He’s
lovable and always there for us and guiding us in our ways and our protector.
So you never need to fear.
but God never changes,” Now I particularly like this line because it’s
pretty much saying: you know what, things change people move on, you may get
hurt but you know what, God will be with you through it all and He will still
love you no matter what you do. Now, how awesome is that!? J
We have a loving God who loves us no matter what we do! J Now, we can disappoint
Him, but He will always be ready to welcome us back when we turn back to Him.
“Whoever has God
wants for nothing,” Can you believe it? All we need is God? How can that
be? Remember, God is your Father, the Papa Bear, He will provide. Don’t cling
too much to this world (money, popularity, society) cause God is not of this
all,” ever heard the phrase, “Patience is a virtue?” well, yeah, but is it
a virtue you obtain? I’m just going to say flat out: this is the only thing
that bugs me about this prayer. I suck at patience! I’m the type of person who
will have a count down going a whole year before something. But, God is big on
patience. “Good things come to those who wait,” heard that one too? Think about
it, we wait for just about everything in life: wait in line, wait for meals,
wait for a tv show to come on, wait for a friend to text back, wait for school
to start/end, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! But the thing we wait most for is
for God to answer our prayers. And sometimes God doesn’t answer our prayers in
the way we want, or we don’t realize that He actually did answer that prayer.
“Patience obtains all” really does encompass a lot of what offering ourselves
to God in pray means. When we get to heaven, it will all be explained. God does
everything with a purpose, you may have to wait for the result, but your reward
lies in heaven.
“God is ENOUGH!”If God is for us who can stand against us!? Well, I will tell you one
thing, not even the devil can take you away from God’s love. He can make you
think that God has turned His back on you and make you feel like you’re all
alone, but you know what? God’s got your back through it all, He will never
leave you, He is ENOUGH, SUFFICIENT, ADEQUATE, etc. God can handle this life,
heck; Jesus took the butt of it. Jesus knows and understands what you are
going through, he suffered too. He understands, this life may throw you into
anger, depression, feelings of worthlessness, pain, loneliness… but God will
take care of you through it all, He will carry you.