My Desperate Heart

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is step forward. It strains my self-control to act as if everything is okay. It pulls at my tendency to withdraw when I seek out the presence of others. And when I get there, God meets me. He pulls me in and holds me. He shows me that I am precious to him.I found this to be true during the Saturday night service at church. The love in the church compels me to return. When I feel the love of God for me so strongly through the worship, through the teaching and even through the announcements, I am drawn to stay, pay attention, and open my heart to God.So as I continue down my life’s road fighting for traction so I will stay in the correct path, I look up. I see Jesus holding out his hand. And I realize I have taken my eyes off him once again. I am concentrating on what I have to do. I am focusing on my issues I need to deal with. I am only seeing problems not the solutions God has. I am relying on my understanding instead of his understanding. I am seeing what I cannot do, not what God can do.By reminding myself of his promises I can move forward with joy in my heart. By seeing again his redemption of my soul I can move toward my goals and desires he has given me. He will take me through, over or around the mountains and I will make it through this day.Search Me by Tim TimmonsSearch me and find the restlessSearch me and find the worries and doubtsThat bind meSearch me and find the weaknessSearch me and find the fears and broken partsRestore and heal my desperate heart hear the services at Mariners go to http://www.marinerschurch.orgPsalm 63:1 God—you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you! I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God, traveling across dry and weary deserts.Psalm 42:1 A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. I’m thirsty for God-alive.Psalm 139:23-24 Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong—then guide me on the road to eternal life.Colossians 1:17-19 He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.Psalm 51:10-12 Create in me a pure heart, God, and make my spirit right again.Do not send me away from you or take your Holy Spirit away from me. Give me back the joy of your salvation. Keep me strong by giving me a willing spirit.

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