I Trust You – James Fortune & FIYA

Song: I Trust You – Artist: James Fortune & FIYA – Album: Kerry Douglas Gospel Mix X (2010)

 

 

“I Trust You”

 

(spoken)
One of the most difficult things to do is
find yourself in a storm and
while in that storm, it seems like everyone who you
thought you could count on has
well walked away;

Sometimes it seems like even God Himself has
forgotten about you.
But in spite of it all, you should still be able
to lift your hands and say
“Lord, I trust You”

(verse 1)
Even though I can’t see
and I can’t feel your touch
I will trust you, Lord
how I love you so much
though my nights may seem long
and I feel so alone
lord my trust is in you
I surrender to you

(bridge)
so many painful thoughts
travel through my mind
and I wonder how
I will make it through this time
but I’ll trust (it’s not easy) Lord it’s not easy
sometimes the pain in life (make you seem so far away) makes you seem far away, but I’ll trust you I need to know your here(as long as I know your here father I know I can make it) through the tears and the pain (thank you Jesus) through the headache and rain I’ll trust you (oh God I trust you sometimes it’s so hard because everything that I see tells me not to believe)
Chorus

(verse 2)
everything that I see
tells me not to believe
but I’ll trust you, Lord
you have never failed me
my past still controls me (things that happen to me 10 years ago)
will this hurt ever leave?
I can only trust you
no one loves like you do
(but its the painful thoughts)

(bridge)

(chorus)
but I’ll trust you
lord it’s not easy
sometimes the pain in my life
makes you seem far away
but I’ll trust you
I need to know you’re here
(through the tears)
through the tears and the pain
through the heartache and rain
(anybody had to cry late in the midnight hour)
***repeat x3***

(vamp)
(listen somebody’s going through something right now and the devil is trying to convince you that there’s no way you can make it out, he said there’s no way you are going to be able to get out this situation, but I wish somebody would make the devil out of a lie right now and lift your hands and say God I will trust you I don’t know how you are going to do it, I don’t know when you are going to show up, but God I know you going to do it God I know you going to bring me out if that’s you come on and lift your voice and say I will) I can
I will
I must
trust you
***repeat***

*** I will
trust you
***repeat x4***

(modulate)
*** I will
trust you
***repeat x4***

(modulate)
***I’ll trust you (x3)
I will

God will make a way

***repeat x4***

 

He Shall Bring It To Pass

Trust 4

 

I discovered a very important principle recently.  We pray to God for Him to bring our requests to pass. And when we are urgent about getting the answer, we go straight to Him with the request. We need an answer and we want it now. With this approach, we have a tendency to develop a pattern in our relationship with the Lord that is out of order.

In Ps 37:4-5, God shows us how to approach Hm decently and in order so that our relationship with Him doesn’t become one of always coming to Him with our hands out. We’ll become like Israel in the wilderness if we’re not careful. They had a tendency to get fussy with God and Moses.

Ps 37:5 does say, “He shall bring it to pass.”  But there are prerequisites to this promise in verses 4 and 5.  He shall bring it to pass:

When we delight ourselves in the Lord – Ps 37:4 – these past few weeks, many of us have walked closer to the Lord than previously because we have had more time to spend with the Lord. We have delighted in the Lord. Now, things are beginning to crank up again and we’re perhaps feeling more stressed like you do when you return to work after a good vacation. Our thoughts will immediately turn to our duties and responsibilities and away from the Lord. We can’t let that happen. We must delight in the Lord as much when we’re busy as we do when we aren’t. We can never slack in this. With all David had to do in battle and in ruling Israel, he took the time to write the Psalms. He could have never gleaned the truths about which he wrote if he had not been delighting in the Lord.

When the desires of our hearts are his desires – Ps 37:4 – God knew that manna and water out of the rock were the two best and most desirable things with which to keep Israel fed in the wilderness. They had a completely different attitude about those things than God did. They complained the whole way. They didn’t desire his provision, they desired the provision of Egypt. We can be exactly the same way. We must, instead, let the Lord give us the desires of our hearts. When we do, we will be perfectly content with such things as we have because we will know they are what our heavenly Father knows is best for us. He daily loadeth us with benefits.

When we commit our way unto the Lord – Ps 37:5 – before we go anywhere or do anything, we must commit our way unto the Lord. We must put our way into the hands and the power of the Lord. Look what Paul said in 2 Tim 1:12. When we start getting stressed about the things for which we are praying, about future things, we have already demonstrated that we failed to commit our way to him. If our way is in his hands and in his power and we are in his way, then about what should we even be stressed. You don’t want to proceed in any direction until you know that you have committed your way unto the Lord. We must know that we are right where he wants us to be, doing exactly what he wants us to be doing at the very moment we are doing it. Our steps must be ordered by the Lord, Ps 37:23.

When we trust in the Lord – Ps 37:5 – then we must trust the Lord. That is, we must trust that when we come to him with any request, or decision, or desire for wisdom or direction, He will guide us and provide for us. We must trust that God knows best. We must trust that he is in control and that the thing that comes to pass will work together with other things in our lives for good (Rom 8:28). We must trust that God won’t let us down. He will uphold us, Ps 37:24. Too often, the Lord plants a dream or vision in our hearts, and we begin seeking that dream or vision, instead of seeking Him.

We begin “doing our own thing,” and then we get frustrated, and even mad at God because things aren’t working out the way we want them to. This is not what the Lord wants for us. He wants us to focus on cultivating an intensely personal relationship with Him, and as we do, He will open doors for us, and give us the divine connections we need to fulfill His call on our lives. The Lord gives us simple instructions in these two verses that will keep us from being overwhelmed by stress when we think about the future.

As we pray and earnestly seek Him and His perfect will for us, we can count on Him to lead us in the paths of victory, success, and purpose!

 

The Kingdom of God is like…
A mustard seed, it starts as the smallest of the seeds but grows into the largest of plants where birds rest on its branches – Claudio.Ar

Here’s a Very Good Presentation Of The Current Data On Covid-19 (as of 4-22-20) And The Deadly Dangers Of “Sheltering In Place” By Two Doctors On The Front Line*

Here’s a Very Good Presentation Of The Current Data On Covid-19 (as of 4-22-20) And The Deadly Dangers Of “Sheltering In Place” By Two Doctors On The Front Line*

Be sure to watch it all, totaling about 64 minutes– and wait through the pause at about 62 minutes in. They’re not done yet…

Tuesday, April 28, 2020: BUILDING ON THE DISCUSSION IN THE VIDEO ABOVE concerning the adverse effects of isolation let’s say it more plainly– “sheltering in place” and the use of masks and gloves when not hunkered down in isolation from anyone except members of a family-unit at most weaken immune systems. Recommending them as extended-term practices (for weeks or more), much less imposing such practices is an expression of bone-headed ignorance– or worse.

After all, that “sheltering/shielding” is guaranteed to generate fatalities that otherwise would not happen. In fact, that sheltering/shielding practice will guarantee that when its imposition is eased and people step back out into the sunlight and human company, there will be a wave of deaths.

In light of the foregoing, then, and though it will seem bizarre and extreme, a macabre question must be asked: Are these upcoming fatalities intended? Or, at least, is the daily-worsening toll we will face being allowed to mount deliberately, at this point?

Hear me out.

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INTERPERSONAL CONTACT– and the harms from its absence– to the health and effectiveness of an immune system is hardly new knowledge. Indeed, as Dr. Erickson and Dr. Massihi put it in the video, this is Immunology 101.

Because the necessity of extended social intercourse and the harms of isolation to immune-system health are so well-established, those such as Anthony Fauci and others claiming positions of trust and honor in matters of medicine and health have to know that isolation for any length of time is a deadly-wrong policy. These folks must be presumed to have communicated this to policymakers responsible for implementing the “shelter in place” and “mask and gloves and distancing” protocols.

Since the certain danger of prolonged “shelter/shield” policies must be known to those responsible for imposing them, why are they being continued week after week, as here in Michigan and many other places? Could it be that we are all being put in greater and greater danger just so politicians who took bad advice and made bad calls in late March can save face and avoid ownership– and the political or legal consequences– of their disastrous, liberty-trampling, Constitution-violating, economy-wrecking blunders?

Will the perfectly-predictable wave of unnecessary deaths upon “unlocking” America– which becomes more and more certain with prolonged “lockdowns” and the intermediate use of masks and gloves and social distancing– be called upon as “proof” that isolation was a good thing, with the assertion that the sheltering/shielding policies were all that had been sparing the newly-dead victims until that time?

As disturbing as it is, I think this possibility merits some consideration by those being victimized by these dangerous impositions. I can’t think of any other plausible reason for the continued imposition of these known-to-be defective policies.

IN ANY EVENT, EVEN IF NO NEFARIOUS PURPOSE lies behind them, the prolonged “lockdowns” and policies of masking and gloves and social distancing poses a definite and ever-growing threat to everyone abiding by them. Further, it is now thoroughly-established that even were ruination of immune systems not a predictable consequence, these “sheltering/shielding” policies have never offered any benefit at all.

 At the same time, it has always been obvious that these panic-based policies have wreaked huge and very quantifiable destruction to the rule of law, the world economy, and the individual economic well-being and health of everyone upon whom they have been imposed.

Why is anyone abiding this irresponsible insanity?

The vast majority of people are in no danger whatever from Covid-19. But every one of them is in danger from being “locked down” (and masked and gloved and “distanced”).

I ask again: Why is anyone abiding this irresponsible insanity?

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”

-Edward R. Murrow

*Wednesday, April 29, 2020 NOTE I: The original version of the video above (from the ABC affiliate which attended the news conference) was taken down by YouTube for unknown reasons just as its view-count approached 6 million (after less than a week). Some enterprising soul uploaded an alternative almost immediately, and that was nice to see. I switched to that one– but it got taken down, too. I found another one and switched again. Taken down again.

The one you just watched (I’m hoping) is posted on Vimeo (clear your cache and refresh the page if it doesn’t appear). We’ll see how long it lasts. (Not long, as it turned out– about three hours. But I found another one…)

But the point is, this film has been seen by a LOT of Americans, and they were VERY interested. Take from that what you will.

NOTE II: In addition to the test results from which Drs. Erickson and Massihi calculate their “Guess what? The sky ISN’T falling…” case fatality rate (that is, both their own testing and New York’s published test results), the USC/LA County tests arrive at the same general numbers, as discussed here.

Further, today’s Dallas County figures also indicate a tiny case fatality rate in line with all these others. There have been just under 1% of 3,600,000 residents tested, revealing a case total amongst that <1% of 3,240. This can be extrapolated to just over 324,000 cases for the county (>3,240 x 100=>324,000). The fatality total for the county is only 94, yielding a case fatality rate of .029%. (Btw, let’s not forget that the “94”, like all C19 death figures, is likely inflated– as documented here— meaning that the actual CFR is likely smaller still.)

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