August 27, 2011

Broken Dreams

Broken Dreams 

As children bring their broken toys
With tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God
Because He was my friend.
But then instead of leaving Him 
In peace to work alone, 
I hung around and tried to help
With ways that were my own. 
At last I snatched them back and cried,
"How could you be so slow"
"My child," He said, "What could I do?
You never did let go." 
Robert J. Burdette

Have you ever dreamed a dream and been so sure it was going to come to pass, only to have it totally come crashing down around you?

Just because we have a broken dream, doesn't mean the dream was wrong. Or that we were off. Sometimes there can be outside influences beyond our control that can cause our broken dreams. 

But the bible says Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments Deuteronomy 7:9.

So the amazing news is that if we have a broken dream BUT we did everything in our power with all intentions to please God in the process God will BLESS us beyond what we can hope or imagine.

If an outside influence (be it physical, spiritual, health, tragedy, time, man, circumstance, whatever) somehow sabotages the dream, then God WILL have something BIGGER and BETTER! I can promise you that! Trust the Lord! He will make His will happen one way or another. It may not be the way we thought or intended originally, but God is sovereign and nothing can stop His awesome power. Not circumstance, not man and not the enemy.  "If God is for us, Who can be against us?" Romans 8:31

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3

Trust God through broken dreams and Believe God for something bigger & Better! Lay your dreams in God's hands. Wherever you are in the process go with God every step of the way.