We trusted in you, alas! too feebly, in the hour of our distress when we were troubled exceedingly with earthly things, still you did not fail us, though our faith trembled: though we did not believe you were still abiding in faithfulness.
The Lord has helped his people, yes the Lord has been the strength and the help of his chosen. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all;” and at this moment, in looking back upon the past, we have nothing to do, but to admire and to adore the constancy of love, the faithfulness of grace.
Here is a beautiful example of how we respond to fear and frustrations and disappointments some small some large. God is the only one who can provide our relief from these hardships. We need to run headlong into his arms, into his word, and through prayer.
[Psa 56:1-13 CSB] 1 Be gracious to me, God, for a man is trampling me; he fights and oppresses me all day long. 2 My adversaries trample me all day, for many arrogantly fight against me. 3 When I am afraid, I will trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? 5 They twist my words all day long; all their thoughts against me are evil. 6 They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps while they wait to take my life. 7 Will they escape in spite of such sin? God, bring down the nations in wrath. 8 You yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? 9 Then my enemies will retreat on the day when I call. This…
Psalm 19:1-6 CSB – 1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. 3 There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard. 4 Their message has gone out to the whole earth, and their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun. 5 It is like a bridegroom coming from his home; it rejoices like an athlete running a course. 6 It rises from one end of the heavens and circles to their other end; nothing is hidden from its heat.
August, 2017. This passage was everywhere. There is no doubt that a solar eclipse is a dramatic, impressive event, and we are right to praise God for his majesty over creation. But the psalmist is not referring to a dramatic event; he is referencing something as “day to day” as the rising and the setting of the sun, and as constant as seeing the stars in the sky every evening.
At this moment vividly is it upon our recollection, how you brought us up out of the “horrible pit:” we remember now the new song which you put into our mouths, as we found our feet fast on the rock, and our goings established. It is long since then with some of us, but all the way has been strewn with mercies, and we desire this morning to record, “Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”
I find myself suddenly felt lead to a Precept Upon Precept Ephesians Study online on Monday night at 7 p.m. Eastern. If you can attend, please register using the link below. The study will begin on March 16th for 11 weeks.
It’s one of those things I hadn’t planned on, but God did. 😃 He is always in control. 🙏🏻❤
My dear husband is doing a half-marathon to give children a clean water source.
Many have to walk a mile or more to a water source that they share with animals. It’s more than just clean water to drink.
Due to the amount of time they have to spend, gathering water every day, clean water means that they can go to school. It means that they are less likely to be human trafficked or raped on their way to their water source.
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