Monday, April 26, 2010

Who do you turn to in times of trouble?

Faith is simply a response to the promises of God. His promises are not just words to hang on a wall; they require action on our part. Hebrews 13:5-6 provides a wonderful demonstration of how we should apply God's Word to our lives: here is the promise: “…for he has said, ‘I will never leave you, nor forsake you.’” Here is how we should understand this: “…so that we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.’” One of my favorites is 1 Chronicles 28:20—in this case, our response comes first: “And David said to Solomon his son, ‘Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed.’” Here's the promise: “…‘for the LORD God, even my God, will be with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.’”
As you face difficulties, dig into the Word of God and ask Him to direct you to specific passages that apply to your specific circumstances. After all, this is no dusty book we hold; it is alive. Through His Spirit, this living book is able to examine our heart as well as meet our needs—“. . . the Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Heb. 4:12).

So, in your troubles do your part. Ask the Lord for help and to reveal His will and plan for your life. Commit yourself fully to Him. Walk in obedience to His Word no matter what the cost. If you take this approach, God will provide for you in ways that go far beyond human understanding.

Have hope and be encouraged: God is with us. God is infinite. God is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-capable. There are no limits restricting God. Yet despite this, to our own harm we, His followers tend to limit the power of God by erroneous thinking.

Matthew 19:26 ... [26] Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Peace and hope,


"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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