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He Will

January 15, 2019

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He Will…

It’s easy  to get to feeling down  and that God  is ever so far away.     People will imagine  that God is not listening  to their longings and prayers,  because the answer they are looking for does not  “seem”  to be near.

As they feel forlorn,  they don’t pray as often  or as meaningfully  as they used to.     They find that  they have become too busy  to read their Bibles  or to meditate  on what it says to us.

Now, wait a minute…….     It’s people  who are leaving God,  just because  they aren’t trusting  God’s timing  or answer to their prayers.     They will complain  that God isn’t listening to them — but actually,  they aren’t listening to God  or staying close to Him  in His word.     We get a bit confused  and should not  blame God  for what we are doing  to our relationship  with Him.

James 4:8  lays it out  for us,

Draw near to God  and  He will  draw near  to you.

We draw near  to God  as we spend time with Him  in His word.     The Bible is God speaking  to us personally.     Do we give God time  to speak  to us  in His eternal word?     Do we really  “listen”  with our whole heart  as we read His word  to us?     Do we meditate  on it  and apply it  to various aspects  of our lives?

Are our  “prayers”  just a long list  of what we want?     Do we take time  to sincerely  thank God  for His salvation  in Christ Jesus — for all His provisions  for our needs — for the wonders  of His creation — and His love and faithfulness  towards us?     There’s a lot we can talk about  with the Lord  besides gimme,  gimme,  gimme.

Take time  to get a grip  on the reality  of God’s love and provision  for us  by settling down and spending time  with our Lord  in His word  and in prayer.     Draw near  to God  and  He will  draw near  to you.      He is faithful.

There we will find rest  for our souls  and say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  You have never left me  like I have often left You.     Forgive me  for straying so much — and thank You  for  faithfully  rescuing me  from my waywardness.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

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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