Hello everyone…and how is your day going? You know…lately, it seems as if there have been so many mixed emotions in this world, while dealing with this Coronavirus; but as I was spending some quiet moments with the Lord last night; He began to lay upon my heart; that when we truly know Him; then there won’t be the temptation to seek a relationship with a problem.
How many of us…especially as Christians can say that we have been living with fear, rather than faith? If so; then maybe we have left the closeness that we once experienced with Christ; to get to know more about what is going on around us.
After spending some time with God last night…I was talking on the phone with someone, who has been going through some hard times…and as we were finishing our talk, I asked him if he would like me to text him a couple Bible verses, to help him deal with his life and all that is going on around him. Immediately he said, yes; so this was a couple of the Bible verses that God laid upon my heart to share with him, which are found in Psalm 112:7-8…and we read… “He does not fear bad news, nor live in dread of what may happen. For he is settled in his mind that Jehovah will take care of him. 8) That is why he is not afraid but can calmly face his foes.”
Today can we say that we are convinced that God will always be there to take care of us? You know…I have truly come to see how easy it is to say these words; but to believe them and live them, is another story.
One of the many things that I have come to see throughout my life; is how there can be a settled perfect peace, during the hard and difficult times, just by having a close and deeply connected relationship with Christ. You know…when our relationship with Christ is rooted deep within the heart; then when the storms of life come; they will never uproot us and take us away from Him. So many times we face fear and an unsettled feeling, during a crisis such as this; because we tend to relate more with the problem than Christ. In other words…we have chosen to follow after something that appears to be more powerful than any other thing; when in real life…it’s only a form of weakness; that only contains power, by what we feed into it.
As we begin another new week; what could be better, than to start out the week, by getting to know Christ, in a deep and lasting way…one that will allow us to see Him for who He really is…a strong and mighty God…One that can override these forces of darkness; that in real life hold no power, in comparison to Christ.
As we close, let me share the final Bible verse; that I shared last night, with this person who was hurting…which is found in Isaiah 41:10… “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
I think today, we need to stop relating with what is going on in this world and truly come to know that God is God…the One who is great and mighty…the One who will strengthen us, during these weak moments…and the One who will help us and uphold us, with His right hand of righteousness…the hand that can truly lift us high above these moments of despair…Amen!!
May your day be truly blessed by God…and even more, may you come to realize that nothing or no one can ever rise above the One, who is truly God! Have a great day and I will hope to be with you again real soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain