God: still hears…
Psalm 6:2 (KJV) “Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.”
Many times in our lives we are afflicted and at times it’s not because of anything we have done, but God allows it: look at His servant Job.
He underwent a barrage of affliction, because he was counted faithful.
Beloved, affliction will come, pain will abound, but our Lord and Father will have mercy: let Him hear your cries, beseech Him for His mercy.
God: knows the possibility…
2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV) “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
As members of the body of Christ we tend to be confident in our abilities to do things on our own. There isn’t anything wrong with attempting to do things on our own, but it turns out much better when we trust the hand of God in getting things accomplished.
God’s will and His way must be forefront in our mind.
When Jesus tells us that no matter what we are going through, even if it is suffering, then it is best if we do it with Him holding our hands.
Even as we strive for perfection in this life, let our weaknesses be covered in God’s perfection.
God: knows the words already…
Psalm 19:14 (KJV) “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”
In this life we have much to say and as a matter of fact the practice we have gotten into is to be say stuff then apologize for what we have said, especially when they cause serious offences against others.
The Psalmist penned the words beseeching the Lord that the words he spoke and even before they emerge from his mouth and swirl around in his heart that they just might be acceptable to HIM.
Words have power to hurt and cut deep and at times when we say them, we just wish that they might not have been said.
With that said, let our words encourage and build up, correct and restore. We also have been in positions where we wanted reassurance versus brutishness.
Speak sound words.
God: has a purpose in mind…
Luke 19:9-11 (KJV) “And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.”
For some of us the walk to salvation might not be an easy one; we put up heavy resistance and it can be that we end up with a lot of bruises and broken bones and that is a literal statement.
When we have a calling and a work that we must accomplish, God knows just how to pursue us and His will must be done no matter how much we think that we are going along.
But it’s a premise we ought to be happy about, because we have a Father who cares for our souls and want to be at home with us.
Our Father cares for us.
God:can deal with all types of tears…
Revelations 21:4 (KJV) ““And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
I’m sure you have been in situations where you felt as if you just about reached the end of your rope, the line was just hanging on by a thread, you just couldn’t get the strength to carry on.
Then the hot streaming tears burst out from your inner being without you knowing how or where it came from. But the good Lord, our Heavenly Father is aware and present to reassure us and to guide us through the torrent.
God knows, He cares, He will bring release.
God: welcomes the praises of His people….
Psalm 86:12 “I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.”
There are times when we want to give a righteous praise to our Heavenly Father, but as much as we push, the depth we want to accomplish always seem to be elusive, we receive just a glimpse of where we want to be at in the session.
Then again we just fall to our knees and it’s an explosion of worship which propels us into the place where the anointing and presence of God is so thick we cannot bear it all.
But the desire of our heart is to always be in a mode of prayer and thanksgiving, making every effort to have our hearts be tender before the Lord.
God loves the worshipful presence of His people; if you are the only one praising Him at any given time, do the best praise you can.
God: desires all of the body, not part…
Deuteronomy 6:5 (KJV) “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”
When we are in relationships, for the most part we have an expectation that sharing will take place and that your partner will be up to opening and giving of themselves. Unfortunately that might not happen in all instances.
In our relationship with our heavenly Father, He already knows our inner being and all about what we are thinking, how we are made up and He just knows.
The thing that is unnerving is that we fail to acknowledge the depth to which He knows us; if only we understood, it would be easier to serve Him faithfully. He wants all of us, intimately.
All of us.