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Under the Mighty Hand of God

October 17, 2019

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Under the Mighty Hand of God

God is almighty.      All things are possible for Him  —  and absolutely nothing is impossible.      He has proven His love  and faithfulness  by keeping all of His promises  of a Savior from all  of our sins,  by sending Jesus Christ to redeem us.

God created all things  —  all of the stars in the heavens  that light up our night,  and the tiny microbes,  invisible to the eye.      All of creation works together  in a most amazing synchronization  to enable all things to live  and complete their designated life cycle.      We have absolutely no control over the stars,  winds,  rotation of this earth,  or anything else.      It is all in God’s control  as His wisdom cares for all things.

Therefore,   it is only logical  to pay attention  to our Creator and Redeemer.      We can’t do anything  to create something out of nothing,  the way the LORD has done.      And, we can’t do anything  to save ourselves  from the pending results  of our sinful natures  —  which is eternal condemnation.      We cannot make ourselves holy enough  to be worthy  to enter heaven  for even a few moments  —  let alone eternity.

Because God is almighty  and His love for us  is proven and true,  it is only common sense  to realize  that God will keep His promises  to all of those who humbly  put their trust in Him,  because He is holy  —  the one and only  LORD God Almighty.      God’s word repeatedly tells us  that we are to all go through various trials  and temptations  to prove and refine our faith.      So,  as we face all sorts of troubles,  we need to submit  to God’s control in our lives  —  accept whatever trial  He places before us  —  and trust  in His saving love  in Jesus Christ  to carry us through to His glory.

If we imagine  that we can take control  over everything in our lives  with our own efforts,  we are being very silly  and arrogant.      Such pride  will get us into deep trouble,  because the truth is  that we don’t have the power  and control  that God alone has.      So,  we need to set aside all anxiety  —  trusting and obeying  our Lord and Savior.      Therefore,  we are reminded in 1 Peter 5:5-7,

God is opposed  to the proud,  but gives grace  to the humble.      Humble yourselves,  therefore,  under the mighty hand of God,  that He may exalt you  at the proper time,  casting all your anxiety  upon Him,  because He cares for you.

God keeps His promises  in His own time.      We need to trust His ways  and His timing  —  always giving praise  for all that we know  the Lord has already done.      That is humbleness before the LORD  —  knowing and submitting  to the fact that the LORD has created us,   sustains us,  and redeems us  in Christ Jesus.      Humbleness is  believing in God’s loving care  and putting all of our cares  in His hands  —  without imagining  we have to take control  of God’s work.

Relieved of our cares  because we know  He is caring for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  it is a marvelous wonder  to know  that You care for us,  even as You allow us  to face trials.      Cause us  to come out as pure gold  to Your glory.”

Love,
Margaret

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

 

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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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