God: is here….
Psalm 46:1-3 (KJV) “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.”
If you can think of the worst case scenario and your thought is that you don’t know how you will get out of it, think a little longer, a bit higher and remember that you can turn to God, for He has promised that He will be with us in our time of need.
The time of need for me is daily; I need His direction in walking, how I talk and present myself; when I come face to face with the enemy of my soul, the only resolution is having God stand between the both of us.
In my interactions and altercations, I need that blessed lamb of God to be my bulwark and my stay.
Not sure if you are of the same mind, but one thing I can assure you of is that without God beside me, I would have lost the battle a long time ago.
Matthew 6:9-10 (KJV) “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven”.
Some of us here on earth don’t have an earthly father, we don’t have someone to teach, comfort, lean upon without the barriers a true father/child relationship should comprise. Is that a bad thing? For sure it is and it is a nail in society’s structure.
When it comes down to it, the earth groans from such a lack and we know that we can turn to our heavenly father, who has a hand outstretched to fill the gap in a pronounced manner.
His hands are outstretched to you and I, just accept His relationship gift.
John 11:23-26 (KJV) “Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Many times the Spirit of God is speaking to our hearts but somehow we don’t pay attention as we ought to especially as we are so caught up in our own little world that is exploding around us; or it could be that we don’t trust what is being transmitted to us.
The capability to receive direction from God is an awesome gift and if we only quiet ourselves just a bit and let the process take place as it ought to, then we can reap the full benefit of relationship with Him.
It’s amazing that the God who created heaven and earth and all that lies therein, can approach our souls as well to communicate with us, but that is our heavenly Father.
May we learn to grasp the truth of His “realness” as it pertains to us as men on earth.
God: already set the margin…
1 Thessalonians 4:17 (KJV) “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
Isn’t it wonderful that we have a hope in Christ and that He has made us promises that we can be guaranteed will come to fruition?
The absolute thing we can be sure of in this life is that if God has said it, no matter how much darts and holes is thrust throw the fabric of the material (doctrine), it heals itself and remain a constant.
He has a plan to be with us ultimately, forever and it shall come to pass. This my beloved friend in Christ is “priceless”.
God: shelters us in that time…
Psalm 61:1-4 (KJV) “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.”
It happens to us all at any moment in our lives we can be overcome with feelings which overwhelmed us; there are periods of normalcy and calmness when we deal with things that come at us in a capable manner.
But there are days when so much come at you or that one thing that is heightened to the point that you know that you will need assistance to get through it.
For those of us without a good support system and maybe you trust God to a certain level, know that He is a rock of support and covering. He will get you through, He has done it for me on many occasion when my support system is askew.
Hey, my friend in written words: please trust Jesus to get you through this period of being overwhelmed and know for surety that it will end at some point. He will get you through it all if you trust that He will.
God: is able…
Psalm 51:10-12 (KJV) “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”
A lifetime is a pretty long time for some of us and for others, it can be accomplished in the blink of an eye; but ultimately, in our time on earth, there are many things that come at us and many standards of expectations.
We live in a constantly changing spectrum of culture and time and what is acceptable today can be a far cry from what is tolerated 20 years down the road. It can be quite troubling in navigating a safe terrain and not be offensive at some point.
God is a good Father who crafted a blueprint and gave us that to adhere to in the journey of life; He also stands behind His word and can be accountable when you abide in Him.
The problems occur when we become creative and build a set of rules of our own making that blurs the line of operation. They may work for a while, but ultimately, they will unravel.
The truth we hold dear to us is that our heavenly Father is faithful and will do for us that which will keep us when we diligently seek His face…
God: gave us this gift of grace…
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.”
My stubborn will at last has succumbed and has met it’s match in the Lord our Savior, who did a wonderful job of standing in the gap for us as we go the struggles in life which prove to be a battle for us, but in contrast to the grace of God, there is no comparison.
Just a whiff of His grace is enough to circumvent the offense of our struggles, and that is why we can boast in the work of the cross.
Jesus did it and it was for a purpose; for you and I to get a chance to lay it all on Him.
To God be the glory for His intelligence in all things.