Jesi li umoran i beznadežan? Are You Exhausted and Hopeless?

Jesi li umoran i beznadežan? Are You Exhausted and Hopeless?

By Guest Watchwoman Ivana

Editor’s Note: Watchwoman Ivana carries a burden for her country to be saved. Please join us in praying for Croatia. We wanted Ivana’s message to be clear and accurate in Croatian. An edited English version is available at the end of this post.

Jesi li umoran i beznadežan?

“A meni umalo noge ne posrnuše, zamalo koraci ne okliznuše,

jer zločincima zavidjeh motreći sreću grešnika.” [Psalam 73]

 

Nikada mi se ove riječi nisu činile tako žive i ažurne kao danas. Svaki put kad svratim svoj pogled sa Gospoda i njegove riječi na moje okolnosti, nađem se u iskušenju da upadnem u ovu zamku.

Vidim pravednike koji prolaze kroz mnoge i teške nevolje, patnje, bolesti, siromaštvo, nasilje, mučenje, progone u školi, na poslu, u vlastitom domu…

Vidim bezbožnike kako napreduju, sve im ide na dobro, čini se da nemaju nikakvih problema. Zdravlje, novac, moć, uspjeh, društveni status…u očima svijeta oni su mjerilo sreće i uspjeha.

Gledajući njihovu nepravednost, srce mi se slama i  zavapim Bogu:

“Jesam li dakle samo ja uzalud čuvao srce čisto i u nedužnosti prao svoje ruke

kad sam primao udarce svaki dan, i kaznu jutro za jutrom?”

O, prijatelji dragi, kako je lako upasti u ovu zamku samosažaljenja i gorčine. 

Da, naše tijelo je slabo. Da, ovaj svijet je okrutan. Sve izgleda da je protiv nas…ali Bog!!!

Naš Bog je velik! Njegova milost pokriva sve naše slabost, njegova ljubav pokriva sve naše grijehe, Njegov Duh Sveti nas osnažuje, tješi i vodi. Nije nas zaboravio ni ostavio! U svakoj našoj oluji On je potpuno u kontroli i sve izvodi na dobro onima koji ga vole.

Slavimo ga jer nam je u svojoj ljubavi otvorio oči i srca da spoznamo i dao nadu:

“Promišljah tada da bih spoznao: al mi se učini mučno u očima mojim

sve dok ne nađoh ulaz u Božje svetinje pa prozreh kakav im je svršetak.”

Naš Bog je velik i pravedan, ništa njemu nije skriveno. On zna svaku patnju koju prolaziš, On briše svaku suzu koja klizne niz tvoj obraz.

Neka ovo bude naša molitva i predanje:

“Al’ ću odsad uvijek biti s tobom, jer ti prihvati desnicu moju:

vodit ćeš me po naumu svojem da me zatim uzmeš u slavu svoju.

Koga ja imam u nebu osim tebe? Kad sam s tobom, ne veselim se zemlji.”

Dragi prijatelji, nijedan problem u ovom prolaznom svijetu nije veći od našeg svemogućeg Boga. Podignite oči, budite hrabri, čuvajte vjeru jer naše otkupljenje je uistinu blizu.

Ne postoji nijedan problem kojeg Uznesenje Crkve ne bi moglo riješiti! 

Čekajući njegov dolazak, blagoslov i mir s vama! Maranatha!

 

ARE YOU EXHAUSTED AND HOPELESS?

“But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” (Psalm 73:2,3)

I find these words so accurate in our days. Every time I turn and look from the Word and my Lord to my circumstances, I’m tempted to fall into this enemy’s trap. I see righteous people suffer in many tribulations: diseases, poverty, debts, persecution, mockery, threats, violence in home, in school, at work…

I see wicked people prosper: in wealth, in health, in society, in business, in the eyes of the World, they are successful. My heart is aching, and so often I cry out to the Lord.

“Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain and washed my hands in innocency. For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.” (v.13)

Yes, our body is weak. Yes, the World is cruel; everything seems to go against us…but our God!

Oh, how great is our God! His grace covers all our weakness, His Holy Spirit strengthens us and guides us and gives us comfort. He did not forsake us or leave us! He is in control in every storm in your life, and he will lead everything to good to those who love Him.

In His mercy and love, He opened our eyes and hearts and gave us hope.

Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.” (v.17)

I pray Dear God, So foolish was I and ignorant, I was as a beast before thee. Nevertheless, I am continually with thee. Thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward, receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee.(v. 23-25)

My prayer and comfort for you are:

No problem in this passing world is bigger than our God. Lift up your eyes, be of good courage, keep the faith – our redemption is truly near! We can’t have any problem that Rapture can’t fix! Awaiting His return, I keep you all in my prayers and love you!

 

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