At the moment we feel ourselves starting to get down or discouraged, we
should remember the greatness of our God and the promises He has made to
us. The Lord has emphasized throughout His Word that He would comfort our
hearts in times of distress and give us peace to assure us that He is in
control of all things. We must remember that the Lord is magnificent in
all His ways and marvelous in all His works. The Lord is to be magnified
above all things and His praises should continually be in our mouth. The
Lord is great in the works He has done throughout time and one needs to
merely see the beauty and order of creation to know that nothing can grasp
us out of God's Mighty Hand. Be encouraged to think on your past blessings
and see that your faith should remain strong in this present time knowing
that God will be faithful again. He who has already prepared a home in
heaven for each of His children promises that all of our needs will be met
in this present time as long as we depend on and trust in the Great I Am.
I hope this message encourages your heart to have a praise filled attitude
knowing that your eternity is secured because of your faith and trust in
the Lord Jesus Christ.
WHY SO DOWNCAST?
My eyes have never beheld what I believe I will one day possess.
My hands have never touched hands damaged in crucifixion, yet I believe I
will one day touch them.
My feet have never touched pavement of gold, yet one day I fully expect to
walk on such streets.
My mind has never understood the mysteries of God, yet there will come a
day when it will all make sense.
So until then, I will rejoice in what I do not possess because I have
something that will carry me in confidence until that moment arrives. What
will carry me is the belief that the Father has fully paid my sin debt
which gives me the freedom to love and follow where He leads.
I don’t need to see it or hold it in my hands to believe that it is real.
Some say seeing is believing - but for me it’s the opposite. Belief comes
first, seeing will come soon enough. I am willing to wait.
I have been forgiven. I have been loved. I have chosen to love and forgive
in return. My heart yearns for a day, a time, a moment. Yet in that special
moment there will no longer be a need for time. I don’t have to understand
it all to hunger for my first taste of eternity.
My life can be lived in no other way than to believe, for without this
trust, this conviction, this joyous confidence - I would become a pitiful
cynic. A man in desperate need for the one thing I have rejected; The one
thing that provides a doorway to joy, peace and contentment, the one thing
so closely linked to love and faith.
We have a future and a promise. God has a plan for our good. He’s preparing
a place just for us. He’s promised to come back for us.
We, more than all others, have the greatest reason to bubble over with this
most joyous anticipation.
It is because of the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus that we
have been given yet another wonderful gift from the Hand of God Himself.
That gift is hope.
By Glenn A. Hascall
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 37:23-27 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging
bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. Depart
from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall
direct thy paths.”
Psalm 61:1-4 “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.”
Jeremiah 31:3 “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have
loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: THE PROMISE
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Today's Selected Testimony: TRUST IN THE LORD
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry