We should always have the attitude of praise and thanksgiving no matter
what trials or hardships come before us in this life. The God in whom we
trust and believe has promised that He would never leave us nor forsake us,
but holds us as the apple of the eye and has even graven our image on the
palms of His hand. Never believe the lie that God has left you or does not
know what you are going through in life. He knows us better than we know
ourselves and knows of all our needs even before we ask Him. (Matthew 6:8)
Trust that God is in control of all things and know that He is closer to
you than your next breath. Praise Him and thank Him for every good and
perfect gift that has been bestowed upon your life and trust Him in the
areas of uncertainty knowing that He is with you. (Psalm 139:1-10) (James 1:17)
I hope you are encouraged by today's message to trust in the Lord at all
times no matter what trials or tribulations come your way and believe that
all things will work together for good because God loves you.
JESUS FEELS GOOD
Standing now, looking at Alicia as she lay silent, my mind wandered back to
things she had said and all that led up to this day. It was not long ago
when my parents had came into my room to explain to me that Alicia had
cancer and would be going for chemo treatments.
I think it took about three or four days for the reality of them saying the
doctors did not give much hope for her surviving. I remember trying to find
a place in the house that afternoon it hit, where no one would hear me
crying. All kinds of emotions seemed to bounce around inside of me. Anger
at someone; anybody; but who? Why? How could this happen to her? Six years
old and dying of cancer.
I guess I finally decided that I would be strong and give her strength. I
think we struggled with her pain more than she did. She even made jokes
about how she would keep the scarf companies in business for awhile.
It was always puzzling when we tried to talk about her pain; or, mother
would ask, what seemed like every time she made a funny noise; “does it
hurt”. She would smile and say, “Jesus feels good.” Even at night in the
room we shared when she was restless; no matter what I said her reply was;
“Jesus feels good.”
The doctors had shared with us the kind of pain she would be going through,
but; she never complained. “How are you today”, we’d get a smile and a
Jesus feels good.
And now standing here with all my pain and hurt, it felt as if someone put
their arms around me, placed their hands upon my heart, and whispered
softly, “she's fine.” Where did this peace come from? For the first time I
knew what she meant when she said, “Jesus feels good.”
By Ronnie Leviner
We may not know what tomorrow holds, but we do know who holds tomorrow.
Trust the Lord with your life and know that He is with you always.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 34:17-19 “The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth
them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a
broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the
afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.”
Psalm 37:23-26 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging
bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.”
Habakkuk 3:17-19 “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall
fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields
shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there
shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will
joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and He will
make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places...”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: I STAND IN AWE
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Today’s Selected Testimony: ONE IN A MILLION
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In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry