Pardon me

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26: 3-4

I remember being in junior high school and hearing Prodigy of Mobb Deep rap “there’s a war going on outside no man is safe from, you can run but you cant hide forever, from these streets that we done took, you walking wit ya head down scared to look, ya shook!” While I lay in bed this morning, refusing to get up I thought the same lyrics only I said there’s a war going on inside, inside ourselves, our own personal demons. We really can’t run from them even though we attempt to by suppressing our feelings and acting as if things aren’t truly bothering us. Prodigy rapped about the streets that he and his cohorts took; the demons that exist within us, the skeletons in our closet they take over the streets of our lives. Our minds, our hearts; they produce doubt and and low self esteem causing even more pain and strife in our lives.

So what do you do? Well we can keep running until the day it all catches up with us and we’re to fatigued to even fight back. Or we could trust in the Lord; but really trust in the Lord. I mean you can go to church and hear beautiful gospel songs, a mighty word that makes you jump and shout and go home and still feel empty. Trusting in the Lord starts with trusting in yourself and trusting that he made you the way you are supposed to be. Trust that the experiences that he takes you through, he is taking you through because you can handle them and he has a great reward for you when you pass his test with flying colors. I know I’ve been stressed out; went to church, felt good there, came home and was stressed out. Three weeks later, still stressed out until we really hear the words in today’s passage. Trust in the Lord forever for he is our ROCK. Trust in yourself because the Lord breathes within you and face the war going on inside because with his grace you are safe from it and you will prevail. Peace and Grace be unto you.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.


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2 Responses to “Pardon me”

  1. Mo Says:

    Peace good brother today’s passage is so real for what i am dealing with personally right now and i could not agree more. We entrust everything to the experts; we get sick and we go to the doctor, financial planners for our money matters, and so on.

    But most of us look for any other way to gain peace within ourselves or just numb the pain from the day to day stresses of life excepting giving it up to God. God is the expert of all experts no degree or certification can match that. I have strayed away from the path of righteousness for too long but im getting back on track. keep it up man you never know who your words are touching.

    God is Love

  2. SJP Says:

    I am genuinely moved by your daily Pardon Me posts but today’s message especially touched my heart as it relates to many situations I am currently dealing with. I am learning to trust in the Lord more to overcome. It’s a struggle at times but I’m still growing. Thank you for sharing this!

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