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Established by the LORD

October 9, 2017

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Established by the LORD

As we go through life,  we will probably sometimes wonder  if living  by faith  in the LORD  will really carry us through  all the rough spots  in life.     One sees unbelievers getting richer,  more powerful,  more arrogant,  and more hateful.     They seem  to get all the worldly “blessings”,  and yet,  have obtained all those “blessings” dishonestly  or through some other  ”untoward” means.

We know the LORD created us,  sustains us,  and has sent Jesus Christ  as our Savior  from sin.     But,  we might sometimes wonder  if our “faith”  is good enough.     Our sinful tendencies  to stumble  and fall  bug us  and shame us.     Even though we struggle  to live by faith  and according to God’s word,  we seem to be  the only ones struggling  with anything.     The unbelievers don’t seem to have  any struggles.

We sometimes wonder  if our faith  will last  throughout the rest  of our life.     Will we have  what it takes  to faithfully make it  through our life here  on earth?

That’s where God wants  to reassure us.     We might not always realize  all He continually does  to help us  over our rough spots,  but nevertheless,  He is always close  to our side.     He is always giving us  the little extra boost  of strength  to keep on trusting Him  because of all  that we have learned  about Him  and the wonders  of His love  in Christ.

It is not our strength  that will help us  through life.     It is not our efforts  that will make us victoriously reach  our heavenly home.     Only God  has the strength  and power  to do it all  for us  in Jesus Christ.

King David,  in Psalm 37:23-25  puts it this way,

The steps  of a man  are established  by the LORD;  and He delights  in his way.     When he falls,  he shall not  be hurled headlong;  because  the LORD is the One  who holds his hand.

I have been young,  and now I am old;  yet I have not seen  the righteous forsaken…

God delights  in all His children  who look to Him  for their needs.     As a loving father  holds the hand  of his little child  as they walk along,  so God is holding  our hand.     When we stumble and fall,  God has a hold  on us.     We will not fall down  all the way  and get hurt.

David ends this psalm  with a very important point  in verse 40.

And the LORD helps them,  and delivers them;  He delivers them  from the wicked,  and saves them,  because  they take refuge  in Him.

Let us always take refuge  in our heavenly Father’s arms,  knowing that He has promised  to do all things  for us.     His might saves  —  not ours.

As we trust  in our LORD’s love  for us,  we will say,  “Hallelujah!     Our heavenly Father carries us  from day to day  to His heavenly home.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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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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