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Remember the Word to Your Servant

April 30, 2014

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Remember   the Word  to Your Servant

As weak human beings  with many failures,  we often  look  to God  to help us.     On our own  we cannot heal our own sicknesses  —  be successful  in every undertaking  —  prevent a natural disaster  —  know the future,  etc.     We cannot rain blessings upon ourselves.

We are under God’s loving care  for guidance  in His truths,  discipline,  forgiveness,  righteousness,  a clean heart,  and a right spirit.     But,  we don’t get any of this  if we only wander around  in our own thoughts,  desires,  and challenges.     We need  to be constantly going  to our Lord  and Savior  to let His word  lead us  through life.     Self-help books,  philosophies,  and the religious rites  of other religions  will all  push us down  the wrong path  and twist  the truths  of our being.

Knowing that,  the writer  of  Psalm 119:49-50  prays  to the LORD,

Remember  the word  to Your servant,
In which  You have  made me hope.
This  is my comfort  in my affliction,
That  Your word  has revived me.

Time  and again  throughout his life,  this psalmist  went  to God’s word  for the help  he needed.     What is really wonderful  is that this psalmist  so thankfully  remembered  all  of the LORD’s help  in the past.     He showed  his remembrance by saying,  “This is my comfort  in my affliction,  that Your word  has revived me.”     Every time  he needed help  in the past,  God’s word  “revived”  him.     Just thinking  about God’s help  in the past  was a great  “comfort”  in his current  “affliction”.

We need  to always remember  the help  God has given us  in the past.     A thankful heart  will help  keep us  thinking straight  —  and give us  the comfort and hope  we need  in our impossible situations.

This psalmist approached  the LORD God  with a great confidence.     He boldly asked God  straight out, Remember  the word  to Your servant,  in which You have made me hope.”     He was asking God  to  surely  “remember”   —  and keep  —  all  of His promises  throughout the Bible.     God is  the only one capable  of keeping  His promises.     And,  when God  gives us  various promises  throughout His  “word”,  He’s doing it  to specifically build up  our “hope”,  and strengthen our faith  in Him.

With a strong  “hope”  and “faith”,  we should all  be asking the Lord,  our Savior,  to keep  His promises  in the Bible.     These are the kinds  of blessings we really need.     We don’t really need  the worldly stuff.     What we truly need  is a close  and meaningful relationship  with our Creator and Redeemer.     We need  a growing relationship  that will give us  the peace  of a faith  and trust  that is built  on truth.

Then,  in the joy  of knowing God’s love  in all our troubles,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  it’s so good  to know  we can trust You  to remember  and keep  Your word  to Your children.”

Love,
Margaret

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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