When obstacles come our way trying to discourage our heart, we are to
remember that all things are promised to work together for good because of
our love and faith in God. We read in Romans 8:28, "And we know that all
things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the
called according to His purpose." The Lord knows all things at all times
and nothing can ever surprise God. The Bible says that God declares the end
from the beginning. He does not create anything without first declaring
its end. God's wisdom and understanding is so much higher and better than
ours can ever be. He is infinite and is not constrained by limits that so
easily confine our hands. If troubles are causing you to be discouraged,
take comfort and know that with the Lord all things are possible and
nothing shall be kept from those whose heart is perfect towards the Lord.
(Psalm 139:1-14) (Isaiah 46:9-12) (Job 12:12-19) (2 Chronicles 16:9)
I hope you are encouraged by today's message to trust the Lord in
everything and know that it is God's good pleasure to fill you with Joy
that overflows and peace that surpasses all understanding.
ENVISIONING THE END
Eight-year-old Frank had looked forward for weeks to this particular
Saturday because his father had promised to take him fishing if the
weather was suitable. There hadn't been any rain for weeks and as Saturday
approached, Frank was confident of the fishing trip. But, wouldn't you know
it, when Saturday morning dawned, it was raining heavily and it appeared
that it would continue all day.
Frank wandered around the house, peering out the windows and grumbling more
than a little. "Seems like the Lord would know that it would have been
better to have the rain yesterday than today," he complained to his father
who was sitting by the fireplace, enjoying a good book. His father tried to
explain to Frank how badly the rain was needed, how it would make the
flowers grow and bring much needed moisture to the farmers' crops. But
Frank was adamant. "It just isn't right," he said over and over.
Then, about three o'clock, the rain stopped. Still time for some fishing,
and quickly the gear was loaded and they were off to the lake. Whether it
was the rain or some other reason, the fish were biting hungrily and father
and son returned with a full string of fine, big fish.
At supper, when some of the fish were ready, Frank's mom asked him to say
grace. Frank did - and concluded his prayer by saying, "And, Lord, if I
sounded grumpy earlier today it was because I couldn't see far enough ahead."
By James Hewett
Be encouraged and know that God sees the end of the journey that we are
still traveling on. He knows exactly what we need and when we need it and
His timetable is exact and proficient whereas ours is not. Have confidence
in the Lord and know that He loves you with an everlasting love and wishes
that your Joy may be full. The Bible says that it is God's good pleasure
to give us the kingdom, so let us come before Him with Thanksgiving and
not complaint and continually let God know that our eyes are focused on
Him and not on the negative situations that come before us. (Isaiah 40:12-14)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 145:14-19 "The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those
that be bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon Thee; and Thou givest them
their meat in due season. Thou openest Thine hand, and satisfiest the
desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and
holy in all His works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him,
to all that call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of them that
fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them."
Proverbs 3:5-8 "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. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart
from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones."
Luke 12:29-32 Jesus declares, "And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what
ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do
the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have
need of these things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these
things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your
Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: GOD IS ALREADY THERE
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Today's Selected Testimony: THE REWARD
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry