“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
We do have a lot of things going down in the world hurricanes, earthquakes, rumors of wars and civil unrest! You can’t turn on the news and not see some disaster going on maybe even in your own life! Jesus said in the world you will have tribulation, but in Him peace!
“Then He said, Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD. And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; 12. and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire and after the fire a still small voice.”
1 Kings 19:11-12
In the HEBREW a still small voice or whisper is not there! It reads God was in the SILENCE, absolute quiet! While the world may seem to be loudly falling apart around us! Often times what we need to do is be quiet and just listen for the LORD, take a deep breath and wait!
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10
Be still in Hebrew really means “drop it let it go” today we can get caught up in all kinds of trials and tribulations, that only cause us to have anxiety! Being loud and making all kinds of noise! The LORD wants us to have peace and peace (Shalom) can only be found in Him! Have a blessed day listening and waiting for the LORD! Shabbat Shalom!
‘In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the Angel of His Presence saved them; In His love and in His pity He redeemed them; And He bore them and carried them All the days of old.” Isaiah 63:9
This really should comfort us today, knowing no matter what we are going through the LORD really feels our pain! When we fall or stumble, He is always there waiting for us to pick us up when we call out to Him!
“As for me, I will call upon God; And the LORD shall save me.” Psalm 55:16
We all go through times of depression, pain and confusion in life! Having the feeling of despair, feeling lost and broken!
“The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.” Psalm 34:18
The good news is the LORD is not only with us, He knows how we feel, because He bore all these things for us when He was nailed to the cross for us!
“The LORD is near to ALL who call upon Him, To ALL who call upon Him in truth.” Psalm 145:18
Today rest assure the LORD is waiting for us like a parent waiting for their children to catch up to them while walking! And He is right there when we call! Have a blessed day with the LORD!
“I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent.” Isaiah 62:6
So thankful that the LORD is really watching over us! Even if you feel like He has somehow forgotten you at this moment! Life and all its troubles can wear us down, and we can feel that the LORD isn’t there or doesn’t care! Don’t lose hope He hears and cares!
“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
Knowing the LORD has us covered, values us and is really watching over you and me. So let’s do our part, are we being watchmen over our walls? Are we keeping an eye and a ear on our gates? We need to keep our focus on the LORD and what He is doing more than the world and what its doing or our own selfdoubts!
“Blessed is the man that listens to me, watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors.” Proverbs 8:34
Today know that the LORD is watching over you, and let us be watching for His return and watching on our walls keeping the enemy at bay! Have a blessed day
“I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10
One day the LORD will make all things right, one day we are going to be rejoicing and be joyful all the time! Because we know one day this will happen, why aren’t believers doing this now?
We allow the problems of the day to bring us down storms, rumors of war and social unrest to point out a few things. Let us be filled with the joy of the LORD today because we know whats coming one day soon!
“Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, The LORD has done great things for them.” Psalm 126:2
Yes the LORD has done great things for us! He saved us, He gave us a new life and we get to be with Him for all eternity! We should be rejoicing no matter what the world is throwing at us, remember it will all pass!
“But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.” Psalm 13:5
I realize we can have all kinds of things going on around us that aren’t good! But know the LORD is right there with you, so rejoice in the LORD and be filled with His joy! Because all these things will pass, have a blessed day in Him.
“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.” Deuteronomy 30:15
As in the day of Moses and Joshua, the LORD has set choices to make for us! To love Him and His ways (LIFE) or deny Him and His ways (DEATH)! Anytime we choose to deny the LORD and His ways disaster always happens! The LORD is always the way out!
“As for me, I will call upon God, And the LORD shall save me.” Psalm 55:16
Realize as we get into the day, we will have decisions to make and directions to choose. It will always be easier doing it with the LORD! HOW? Love the LORD and do what He says!
“If you love Me, keep My commandments.” John 14:15
Today let us love the LORD, search His word and simply do what it says! Again life will have troubles and choices to make, but with the LORD its always easier! Have a blessed day in Him!