When the trials and tribulations of life come our way, we are to remember
that our God is still in control and holds our life securely in the palms
of His hands. Nothing ever surprises God as He has knows the end from the
beginning. We should never allow fear to enter into our lives because the
Lord has promised that He will never fail us. We can never flee from His
presence so our attitude should be one of trust and confidence.
(Isaiah 49:13-16) (Isaiah 46:9-10)
We read in Psalm 139:7-10, "Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can
I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I
make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the
morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand
shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me." Be encouraged to rest
in the security of the Lord and know that God is with you and from His
perspective, all is well. (Psalm 46:1-5)
I hope this simple story ministers to your heart to trust the Lord in every
area of your life.
GOD KNOWS THE NAMES
I once heard about an old minister who was dying. A young man who was also
a minister came to visit him and offered to read to him from the Scriptures.
"Do you have any favorite scripture you would like to have me read?", he asked.
"Yes," said the old man. "Please read the first chapter of First Chronicles."
The young man read the chapter of genealogies with a labored tongue. It
was hard work pronouncing the some two hundred fifty unfamiliar names in
the fifty-four verses. The old minister listened with eager attention to
every name. When it was finished, he uttered a fervent Amen.
"Thank you, my son; that was so comforting."
The young man was frankly puzzled. "Please tell me," he said, "what is so
comforting about the chapter?"
"Ah," said the old minister, "just to think that God knew them all by name!"
By Leonard C. Lee
The Lord knows us intimately. He is our creator and as such knows the
capacity of our bearings. He knows of our strengths and He knows of our
weaknesses. We are to remember that the Bible says the very hairs of our
head are all numbered. The wisdom, understanding and strength of the Lord
is immeasurable. The Bible says that God weighs the mountains in scales,
and the hills in a balance. What can be too hard for our God?
(Luke 12:7) (Isaiah 40:12) (Jeremiah 32:27)
Be encouraged in the Lord today and know that He is with you. The Lord has
not forgotten about you and promises that He would never leave you nor
forsake you. Rest in the promise of His security and rejoice in the fact
that God calls you the apple of His eye. (Hebrews 13:5) (Romans 8:31-39)
To God be all the Glory for great things He has done.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 147:3-7 "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names.
Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite. The
LORD lifteth up the meek: He casteth the wicked down to the ground. Sing
unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God."
Philippians 4:4-7 "Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful
for nothing but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which
passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ
Hebrews 13:5 "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content
with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor
forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will
not fear what man shall do unto me."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: I REFUSE TO BE DISCOURAGED
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem25.htm
Today's Selected Testimony: AN ANGEL BY MY SIDE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony194.htm
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry