The Lord is faithful to His word and will keep every promise that He has
made in His covenant with each believer. In the difficult moments of life,
we are sometimes tempted to give in to worry and fear and forget the great
words of our Lord who commanded us to be of good cheer and to remain strong
in Him no matter what hardships may come our way. We are to stay strong in
the promises of the Lord and remember that faithful is He that has called
us out of darkness and into His marvellous light. The Bible declares in
Philippians 1:6, "Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath
begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."
The Lord will never forget us, but will be with us until that day when He
calls us home to be with Him in Heaven. If you are feeling discouraged in
any way, remember that God loves you and is right there by your side. He
has not and will not forget you. (Hebrews 8:6-13) (Joshua 1:9)
I hope you are blessed and encouraged by today's message.
I SHALL RETURN
When the great explorer Shackleton was on his quest for the South Pole, he
was at one time driven back, and was compelled to leave some of his men on
Elephant Island, though he promised that he would return for them.
But when he endeavored to get back, he found a sea of ice between him and
the island. What should he do? He had promised, and he must keep his word.
He tried to reach them, but failed. He tried again and again, but without
success. Beyond the ice were his trusting companions, who had every
confidence in him. They had only a few supplies with them. At that time of
the year it seemed folly to hope for any favorable change in the weather,
and he was told that there was absolutely no hope of getting his little
boat, the "Yalcho", through the great ice barrier to Elephant Island.
He could not be inactive. He must reach his men; so at the risk of losing
his boat and the lives of his crew, he pushed in nearer to the island; and
unexpectedly there came an opening in the ice. He hurried in, rescued his
men, and in an hour was back again with all on board. Had they been delayed
only a few minutes more, their frail vessel would have been destroyed by
the crashing of the ice as it closed in.
When they were sure they were beyond danger and the nervous tension was
over, Shackleton said to one of the rescued companions, "Well, you were
packed and ready, weren't you?"
"Yes," came back the reply, "We never lost hope. We believed you would come
for us, even though circumstances were unfavorable. You had promised, and
we expected you; so each morning we rolled up our sleeping bags and packed
all our equipment, that we might be ready." And now they were all safe and
homeward bound, happy that they had been prepared daily.
Before Jesus departed from this world, He left a definite promise in John
14:1-4. The Lord is not slack concerning His promises.
By Charles L. Paddock
Rest in God's promise and allow the Holy Spirit to comfort you if you're
feeling alone in your troubles. The Lord has not left you and has promised
to be close to those who are of a broken heart as we read in Psalm 34:18-19
"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."
Be encouraged and know that God is faithful to keep His every promise. He
will be with us in times of trouble and when our time on earth draws near,
the Lord Jesus Christ will be waiting to receive us unto Himself in heaven
to be with Him forevermore. We are promised the victory on the Earth and
are promised the Joys unspeakable that are to come in Heaven. Rejoice and
know that we have the King of kings and the Lord of lords on our side to
comfort, redeem and strengthen us when times of adversity come our way.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
1 Peter 2:9-10 "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy
nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who
hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light: Which in time
past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not
obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy."
Deuteronomy 1:30-31 "The LORD your God which goeth before you, He shall
fight for you, according to all that He did for you in Egypt before your
eyes; And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God
bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until
ye came into this place."
Isaiah 49:13-15 "Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth
into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will
have mercy upon his afflicted. But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me,
and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that
she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may
forget, yet will I not forget thee."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: WINGS OF PRAYER
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Today's Selected Testimony: WE CAN'T REVIVE HER...
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry