It is a great thing to believe the Lord and know that God's Word is true at
all times. We are to be confident in the Lord our God and trust that He
will bring good from our lives no matter how bleak our negative situations
may sometimes seem. The Bible declares in Psalm 46:1-3, "God is our refuge
and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the
midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though
the mountains shake with the swelling thereof..." He is the Lord our
Creator and has promised that all things will work together for good to
those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Trust the Lord
always and know that He loves you with an everlasting love and nothing can
ever separate you from His ever reaching arms. (Romans 8:28) (Jeremiah 31:3)
I hope you are encouraged and blessed by today's message to rest in God's
promise and know that He will be with you all the days of your life.
I BELIEVE GOD
"Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be
even as it was told me." (Acts 27:25)
I went to America some years ago with the captain of a steamer, who was a
very devoted Christian. When off the coast of Newfoundland he said to me,
"The last time I crossed here, five weeks ago, something happened which
revolutionized the whole of my Christian life.
We had George Mueller of Bristol on board. I had been on the bridge twenty-
four hours and never left it. George Mueller came to me, and said,
"Captain, I have come to tell you that I must be in Quebec Saturday
afternoon." "It is impossible," I said. "Very well, if your ship cannot
take me, God will find some other way. I have never broken an engagement
for fifty-seven years. Let us go down into the chart-room and pray."
I looked at that man of God, and thought to myself, what lunatic asylum
can that man have come from? I never heard of such a thing as this. "Mr.
Mueller," I said, "Do you know how dense this fog is?" "No," he replied,
"My eye is not on the density of the fog, but on the living God, who
controls every circumstance of my life."
He knelt down and prayed one of the simplest prayers, and when he had
finished, I was going to pray; but he put his hand on my shoulder, and told
me not to pray. "First, you do not believe He will answer; and second I
BELIEVE HE HAS, and there is no need for you to pray about it."
I looked at him, and he said, "Captain, I have known my Lord for fifty-
seven years, and there has never been a single day that I have failed to
get audience with the King. Get up, Captain and open the door, and you will
find the fog gone." I got up, and the fog was indeed gone. On Saturday
afternoon, George Mueller was in Quebec for his engagement."
"If our love were but more simple,
We should take Him at His word;
And our lives would be all sunshine,
In the sweetness of our Lord."
We should always be confident in the ability of the Lord. To bring victory
to His people, the Lord parted the Red Sea for Moses, made the Sun to stand
still for Joshua, delivered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the fiery
furnace, was with Daniel in the Lions Den, brought victory to David who
slew Goliath and the list continues. We should never come to God telling
Him how big our problems are, but rather we are to go to our problems and
tell them how big our God is. Do not think it foolish to claim and pray
for victory when defeat seems imminent. The Lord who created us is the God
of the impossible and waits to show Himself strong on behalf of those who
trust Him. Rest in God's strength and know that in His sight All Is Well.
(Exodus 14:21) (Joshua 10:12-14) (Daniel 3:13-25; 6:16-23) (2 Chronicles 16:9)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Jeremiah 32:17-18 "Ah Lord GOD! behold, Thou hast made the heaven and the
earth by Thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too
hard for Thee: Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest
the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them:
the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is His name."
2 Chronicles 16:9 "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the
whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is
perfect toward Him..."
Romans 8:31-32 "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us,
who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him
up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?"
Matthew 21:21-22 Jesus says, "ůVerily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and
doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but
also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast
into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in
prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: PRECIOUS IN HIS EYES
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Today's Selected Testimony: IN HIS TIMING
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry