Sunday, October 21, 2007

The LORD gives, the LORD takes

2 years of effort and today I find myself broken in my heart. Blog nets zero readers a day this past 7; the web site sees zero to 3 readers a day; and the MISSION receives no contacts for months. Have I gone wrong or does the LORD give and take away? Should I be raised up but not cast down by the Almighty? Should I only receive good at His hand or does His will require testing of my faith. Can I say as Job said, "Though He slay me yet will I trust Him." Many a question passes through the heart and mind of the believer. David wrote in the psalms, "Has GOD forgotten to be merciful?" and again he wrote, "why are thou cast down oh my soul?" Alone I may think myself to be but the past tells me GOD does not forsake me. Perhaps I have given reason for Him to do so but I know thou art faithful oh Father. Be merciful to me a sinner oh LORD, be merciful.