Friday, July 27, 2018

God with Us

“But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death” (Psalm 141:8).

In the musical “God With Us” is the song “God will make a way where there seems to be no way.” Did you know that? This is true.
James 1:4-6 says after saying, “Consider it pure joy when you come into trials of every kind, because the testing of your faith develops perseverance which must finish its work so that you can be mature and complete lacking nothing. But if anyone lacks wisdom, ask of God and He will give generously without finding fault.”

Are you there? Are you stuck or in a place of fear, anxiety or even despair? It is common, even the Apostle Paul was there and said in 2 Corinthians 4:8-12, "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;  persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.  We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.  For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body.  So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.”

Seek God while He is near and may be found (Isaiah 55:6). He brings us “treasures” in our weak bodies (jars of clay). The gospel is the power unto salvation and strength for the journey.

“The eternal God is our refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27).
If you are feeling pressed and overwhelmed, God is the answer and ever present help in trouble to lift you up and out of the pit (Ps 46:1, Ps 103:2). Go to Him, seek His wisdom and help. He is Immanuel, God with us, and will never leave or forsake you. His love endures forever. AMEN

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