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Feb 26

God Must Shake His Head

I often wonder how many times God has shaken His head at me?

For my lack of faith, my steps backward, etc. How many times have I failed Him?

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Jesus lived and walked among his disciples, performing miracles at their sides. Yet even they lacked faith, and they didn’t understand at times. How frustrating it must have been to be man, and God at the same time. He was tempted just as we are and frustration leads to anger, though He as God rose above these temptations. Jesus walked perfect and blameless, though the men closest to Him didn’t see of understand.

Mark 8:11-21

And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation. And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side. Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf. And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread. And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve. And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven. And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?”

I hold God’s word in my hands, that which brings life into my soul, and I have everlasting life waiting for me. Still I find myself content sitting in my warm home, cupboards packed full, car in the driveway…..with little to no thought for those left behind; the hungry, cold, alone and those with no future hope.

Have I shut my eyes so tightly or hardened my heart so much that I miss all God is trying to teach me? All the faith He’s striving to build up within me?

How is it that we do not understand?

I am reminded that those that have been given much, will have much required of them.

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  1. Kate @ Teaching What Is Good

    Challenging thoughts. I’m so excited that God’s love is bigger than my failings!! Thanks for sharing this week on my link-up.
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh yes! He’s love is bigger than we can imagine! How thankful I am! :) Blessings!

  2. Alecia

    You sound a lot like me, I like safe and comfortable, but yet feel God calling me to more. I heard a song yesterday, I think it was by Big Daddy Weave, and the lyrics went something like “keep breaking my heart until my hands and feet move” and I was thinking ‘ Yes! that’s it, keep breaking my heart Lord and help me to see until I have no choice but to move and do Your will.’
    One of my favorite songs by HillSong! thanks for sharing!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh yes, I hate the word “change”…..so this year I started using the word “options” instead :) I am liking it better :) LOL! Thanks for stoppin by! :) Blessings!

  3. Gail @http://biblelovenotes.com

    Thanks for sharing these questions and thoughts. They’re hard questions we need to ask ourselves. Convicting.
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, hard questions must be asked…..this is when we have the opportunity to grow! :)

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