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Because We Trust

October 29, 2017

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Because We Trust

Psalm 33:18-21

Behold,  the eye of the LORD  is on  those  who fear Him,
On those  who hope for His lovingkindness,
To deliver  their soul  from death,
And  to keep them alive  in famine.
Our soul waits  for the LORD;
He  is our help  and our shield.
For  our heart  rejoices  in Him,
Because  we trust  in His holy name.

The LORD God Almighty  cares for  and loves  all people.     In all His ways,  He is constantly giving absolutely everyone pointers  to His love,  mercy,  and salvation  in Christ.     Just as God loves everyone  and desires their salvation,  so He also wants us  to love  and desire the salvation  of everyone.     Therefore,  Jesus teaches us  in Luke 6:35,

Love your enemies,  and do good,  and lend, expecting nothing  in return;  and your reward will be great,  and you will be  sons  of the Most High;  for He Himself  is kind  to ungrateful  and evil men.

While it is so true  that God loves everyone,  many still will not be saved  because of their unbelief.     God’s love for them  will have been wasted  because they will chose  to be unbelieving  and ungrateful  in all their evil ways.       God sees unbelief  as evil  because He has so wondrously  and miraculously created  and sustained all things  and  provided  for our salvation.     Since the proofs of God’s love  and power  are so obvious  and true,  it is sinful  to disrespect the honor  that belongs  to the LORD alone.

It is also true  that God has a very special love  for all “those who fear Him“.     That means  all those  who love  and respect God  as their Creator,  Lord  and Savior.

When we put our whole hope  in the LORD’s  lovingkindness  towards us,  and trust  in Him  because we believe  that “God is love”  ( 1 John 4:8 ),  then God takes special care  of us  because of our faith.     Those who  trust  in God  will willingly “wait for the LORD”  because they realize  that only He is “our help and our shield”.

We cannot trust  in ourselves  or others  because we all have weaknesses  and failures.     But,  we can  and should  trust  in God,  because He alone  is almighty  and He loves us.

This trust  that we have  in the LORD  and the holiness  of His name  will cause our hearts  to rejoice  in Him.     That’s something  to think about  whenever we fall  into the mode  of not rejoicing  in the LORD.

Every single time  we start depending  on our own strength  and power  to get something done,  and everything seems  to be falling apart,  we should note  that that is when we are forgetting  to depend  on our LORD  and we are not rejoicing  in Him.

We need  to look  at the truth  of the matter  and realize  that it’s time we remember  that our help is  in the LORD only.     God will keep His eye  on us  when we remember  to “hope for His lovingkindness”  and respect all  that He has done  for us  in love.

As we keep looking  to our LORD  and Savior,  we say,   “Hallelujah!     Our LORD  is ever faithful  in helping us  and bringing us  to salvation  in His name.”

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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