Tuesday, June 12, 2012

We take refuge in a mighty God

Though we are in a battle, "The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble." (Psalm 9:9). Our Lord of hosts is God commanding, ordering, summoning the hosts of heaven. These are the angels, in and among the starry worlds.

He organizes and dispenses helps from these realms to those who love Him. If you are feeling troubled, take refuge in Him. "The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah" (Psalm 46:7)

His protections are never ceasing, constant, and uninterrupted: "He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber." (Psalms 121:3). He misses nothing, He is not unaware of anything. We do not have to be fearful of him being overtaken by stratagems or surprise. He does not sleep.

Even when it seems to us that His helps are meager, not enough, ineffectual, they are not. "And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place." (Judges 7:7).

Hearken to God, precious brethren. The days are going to grow darker, but He is LIGHT!

"But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil." (Proverbs 1:33).  Of those who love Him we have a new heart: "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh." (Ezekiel 36:26).

He strengthens this new heart, "Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD." (Psalms 27:14). Eventually, precious brothers and sisters, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." (Matthew 5:8).

He is our shield and our reward!

"After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward." (Genesis 15:1)

Therefore, we will not be afraid

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4 comments:

  1. Dear Sister, my spirit resonates your offering. I thank our Father for you and your gift that you use for His Glory. I am so blessed to partake.
    Sharon

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  2. Thank you Merciful Lord for your promises towards us that stand forever and ever. I'm sending this to friends and printing this out and keeping it in my wallet. Very powerful.

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  3. Praise you Elizabeth for these comforting words and your continued support and effort, which is so very much appreciated in these troubled times.
    May The Lord Keep You Safe And Bless You.
    Rebecca Bonnell

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  4. You're welcome Debbie and Rebecca! We persevere in the faith and encourage each other as we go. In the end it will be more than worth it! Thank YOU for your kind words. :)

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