As children of the Lord we are to have confidence in God's ability to lead
and direct our lives onto the best path as He sees fit. Many times when we
face obstacles and challenges, we think that God has abandoned us and left
our side to suffer adversity alone. We must change our thinking and
realize that God has promised that He would never leave us nor forsake us.
The Bible declares in Psalm 139:7-10 "Whither shall I go from Thy spirit?
or whither shall I flee from Thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, Thou
art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there. If I take the
wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even
there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me."
Be encouraged and know that no matter what troubles may come your way, the
spirit of the Lord is right there by your side to help and lead you to the
heights of victory that God has for you. (Psalm 145:10-21) (Deut. 1:28-31)
I hope you are encouraged by today's message to continually trust that God
is with you and has everything under control.
Years ago, I was enthralled as I listened to a pastor who for several years
had faithfully served the church. His executive responsibilities had taken
him all over this country. As he concluded his message, he told of one of
the most frightening yet thought-provoking experiences of his life.
He had been on a long flight. The first warning of the approaching problems
came when the sign on the airplane flashed on: "Fasten your seat belts."
Then, after a while, a calm voice said, "We shall not be serving the
beverages at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence. Please be
sure your seat belt is fastened."
As he looked around the aircraft, it became obvious that many of the
passengers were becoming apprehensive. Later, the voice of the announcer
said, "We are so sorry that we are unable to serve the meal at this time.
The turbulence is still ahead of us."
And then the storm broke. The ominous cracks of thunder could be heard even
above the roar of the engines. Lightening lit up the darkening skies, and
within moments that great plane was like a cork tossed around on a
celestial ocean. One moment the airplane was lifted on terrific currents
of air; the next, it dropped as if it were about to crash.
The pastor confessed that he shared the discomfort and fear of those around
him. He said, "As I looked around the plane, I could see that nearly all
the passengers were upset and alarmed. Some were praying. The future seemed
ominous and many were wondering if they would make it through the storm.
And then, I suddenly saw a girl to whom the storm meant nothing. She had
tucked her feet beneath her as she sat on her seat and was reading a book.
Everything within her small world was calm and orderly. Sometimes she
closed her eyes, then she would read again; then she would straighten her
legs, but worry and fear were not in her world. When the plane was being
buffeted by the terrible storm, when it lurched this way and that, as it
rose and fell with frightening severity, when all the adults were scared
half to death, that marvelous child was completely composed and unafraid."
The minister could hardly believe his eyes.
It was not surprising therefore, that when the plane finally reached its
destination and all the passengers were hurrying to disembark, he lingered
to speak to the girl whom he had watched for such a long time.
Having commented about the storm and behavior of the plane, he asked why
she had not been afraid. The sweet child replied, "Sir, my Dad is the
pilot, and he is taking me home."
Trust the Lord to be the pilot of your life just as the child in this story
trusted her father and know that because you have put your faith and
confidence in Him, your future is safe, protected and forever secured.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall
direct thy paths."
Psalm 61:1-4 "Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of
the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to
the rock that is higher than I. For Thou hast been a shelter for me, and
a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Thy tabernacle for ever: I
will trust in the covert of Thy wings. Selah."
Jeremiah 31:3 "The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have
loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: THE PROMISE
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Today's Selected Testimony: TRUST IN THE LORD
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry