“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. Therefore, I take pleasure in the infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong:” (2 Corinthians 12: 9-12) .
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore” (Psalm 121:1-8).
Although we are living in troubled times we have a steadfast Savior: Jesus Christ. There is no situation that he can’t handle and we can depend on him to shield us from harm. The Lord promises to never leave us nor forsake us and I continue to hold him to that promise as each and every day becomes a greater challenge.
I can rest assured that the Lord will keep me because he knew everything about me before I was formed in my mother’s womb. I am blessed. I am blessed. I am blessed. There is nothing that I need that the Lord can’t supply. He is my provider and my high priest. He is the next breath that I take, the joy in my soul, my light, and my song of praise. If there is any peace in my soul, it’s there to testify of Jesus Christ.
Before I found the Lord, it seemed that every time I climbed out of the pit, that circumstances pushed me back down into the pit. I couldn’t breathe; I always cried out to God. It didn’t seem like He heard my cry, but I reasoned why should He listen to a child who walked away from serving him? The truth was that the Lord did hear my cry, and when I became sincere about finding him, I got honest with God and realized that I needed the Lord in my life desperately, so I prayed that he would restore to me the joy of my salvation and he did.
If we’ll allow God to work in our lives, we can have the life that we’ve always wanted but never quite reached. It’s a life without fear. It’s a life based on trust and commitment. If you’re tired of wandering through life aimlessly, unsure of what direction to take; try Jesus. He is no respecter of persons. He came to seek and to save those who are lost. It doesn’t matter if we are rich or poor, the Lord promises that if we will lift him up that he would draw ALL men unto himself. The Lord wants us to prosper, to be in good health, and he has plans for each of us.
We have a great task ahead of us. There are so many people that may never be reached in Greenville if we don’t go to them. People are hungry for the gospel, but if we never reach out beyond the church doors to share it with them, or teach Bible studies, they’ll never know how to find the answers that they seek in Jesus.
In this week’s Lattereign we are called on to remember a simpler time in our lives. (Click on the link and it will open in a new window.) Remembering When it was that Simple.