The LORD told a nation to “not fear or be dismayed.” The authority, power, and surety behind that statement should bring absolute, perfect peace and confidence. We should never fear anything because God is always in control and He always accomplishes His purposes. Continue reading The Battle Belongs to the LORD
We are immortal beings. We will live forever. Just not on earth…. O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather! “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. … Continue reading have you thought about death recently?
Life comes at you fast. It hit me like a ton of bricks. — Both describe the way I feel right now. All happening within a 24 hour period. I am not going to use this as an opportunity to complain, because I know I am not experiencing half of the difficulties some people are undergoing at this moment. But I would like to use this as an opportunity to vent/get it out of my system/etc. I would also like to realign my focus. I know I can ultimately trust Christ to strengthen me to perseverance through these trials. At … Continue reading Life comes at you fast.
Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in Him, because we trust in His holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you. Psalm 33:20-22 Continue reading a great reminder
Here is a recent post I made on a blog I contribute to – it is titled, “Self-Reliance: A Catastrophic Deception.” The other day I was perusing through a book of Puritan prayers & devotions, called The Valley of Vision. I would highly recommend the owning of this book. The prayers are so deep and the language used is incomparable! I came across the following prayer, dealing with penitence and deprecation: Reliance, p. 176 “My Father, When thou art angry towards me for my wrongs I try to pacify thee by abstaining from future sin; But teach me that I … Continue reading Recent post from safeguard4u…
“One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD and to meditate in His temple.” Psalm 27:4 This passage finds itself in the middle of a psalm focused on a strong trust in the Lord. The psalmist speaks of a fearless outlook on his adversaries because the Lord is his “light and salvation.” The evil that stood against him forced him to look upward. He realized that his future was not a life … Continue reading An Eternal Perspective