Sometimes it seems like we get bogged down with the cares of this life. Do you linger in a place of miry clay? Let God help.
1I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. 2He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. 3He has put a new song in my mouth – Praise to our God; Many will see and fear, And will trust in the LORD.
~ Psalms 40:1-3
A few years back I managed to fall and break a leg. I was in a helpless state of being alone, and unable to get up off the ground. I was pinned under a hand truck which was also pinned under a heavy concrete block.
“LORD, I need help!” I cried out. I didn’t wait patiently for His answer either. The pain was significant and I almost blacked out. But the Lord heard my cry and I believe sent an angel who helped me get free and use the hand truck as a crutch to lean on. I was contemplating my next move when a neighbor’s truck came down the road so I waved the driver over. He was very kind and helped me get medical attention.
Many times I wondered why God allowed my foot to stumble.
11For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. 12In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
He quickly set my feet on solid ground and His angels helped me; but afterward I began to wonder if God had a bigger plan for me than what I was doing with my life at that time. First He needed to get my attention and stop my program. He had to remove me out of the horrible pit I was in.
Praise God! He allowed this trial but used it to put a new song in my mouth. My prayer life got a complete overhaul. People have noticed a change in my life since the accident. My spiritual growth has caught fire. It didn’t take me long to realize after surgery that the Lord now had my full attention. I could not run or escape my predicament. I began to watch a lot of Christian TV from the couch, study my Bible, and seek God’s will in my life. Soon I was in church again enjoying Christian fellowship, worship time and hearing God’s Word preached.
Have any of you had a similar experience? Let me know in the comments. I would love to hear your testimony of how God has rescued you from the pit and changed the course of your life.
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We’ve all heard how horrible it is to have loved ones in the hospital this year without being allowed in to visit them. But now I understand; because it has happened to our family. No, Covid19 is not the diagnosis, but a family member is seriously ill and has been isolated in the ICU of a hospital for a week in another city without visitors. It is heartbreaking, frustrating, and beyond worrisome not to be able to reach our loved one except by phone. Oh sure, we got to face-time once, but the camera was pointed above the patient’s bed; and it was hardly an improvement over old-fashioned audio. Don’t get me wrong; I appreciate the extra effort his nurse made to do that for us.
About the only thing keeping me going now in this circumstance is my faith in God’s promises. I would like to share these scripture verses:
Isaiah 54 NLT
…8b “But with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the LORD, your Redeemer. 10 ”For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the LORD, who has mercy on you.
When my fears creep upon me in the night as I lie in bed thinking of what may be happening to my sick family member this reminds me to repent of doubt:
Isaiah 55 NLT
6 Seek the LORD while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near… 7b Let them turn to the LORD that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously:
8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
11 “It is the same with my WORD. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. 12a You will live in joy and peace…”
So cling to God’s providential promises in His Word, everyone. He answers our prayers and provides comfort when we feel sad or alone. If we fail to grasp a situation with wisdom and grace, God has plenty of both – and He is just waiting for us to spend time with Him in prayer. He wants to rejuvenate our spirits and fill us with Holy Spirit FIRE!!
Today may you be blessed by our Good GOOD Father God and enjoy the confidence and serenity of being one of His children. Worship and give glory no matter the circumstance, and
“So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The LORD is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other. If you obey all the decrees and commands I am giving you today, all will be well with you and your children. I am giving you these instructions so you will enjoy a long life in the land the LORD your God is giving you for all time.” ~ Deuteronomy 4: 39-40 NLT
So what are those instructions? Look no further than the next chapter – Deuteronomy 5. We know them as THE TEN COMMANDMENTS!
God has given us so much. He delivers on His promises. All He asks of us is to follow simple instructions and accept His Son Jesus for eternal life. Isn’t that the sort of love we all want?
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I almost missed getting this post out for Independence Day. I love my country and what a great nation it is.
It is very important before the sun sets on this day of celebration for me to thank God Almighty for all of the blessings He continues to shower upon our people. Frankly, sometimes I question why God continues to show mercy to us considering our rebellion towards Him, but nonetheless, He is faithful and merciful to us whether in war, peace, plague, or spiritual decline .
PRAISE GOD JEHOVAH! He has given us righteous leadership for over 240 years. He has kept us free, educated, and given access to His Holy Word.
God has blessed us with the best of medical care which is far above most countries on earth; and at this time of global pandemic I feel that we are more able to combat the virus than most. We also have protections in place that other nations and cultures do not. We have supplies, PPE’s, state-of-the-art hospitals, internet, phones, and medical teams who are dedicated to saving lives.
Do we take all this for granted? If we don’t support God’s plan of law and order, then yes.
PRAISE GOD JEHOVAH! Thank You, LORD for caring for our people so much. Thank You for the heroes that You put in place throughout our history that fought hard and some gave all in order that we can be free today. We have a Constitution that contains God-breathed wisdom on principles of liberty, law and order; and how to govern our republic; that guarantees each person to be equal in Your sight.
PRAISE GOD JEHOVAH! Even in the midst of social distancing, job losses, economic downturn, and all that Covid-19 has caused, You have not left us completely undone. We have seen many stimulus packages bailout banks and big corporations in the past. Politicians have burdened our people with raising their own wages while stealing our retirements …
THANK GOD JEHOVAH! This time You saw to it that the people received the stimulus. HALLELUJAH!! I have never seen this happen in my lifetime. PRAISE BE TO GOD IN HEAVEN!
Will you join me in praise to our Heavenly Father today as celebration on this Independence Day? Freedom still rings true in my heart. I will always be thankful to live here in the USA. I love my country and its people. Regardless of how bad things look on the surface of things, God will turn all the bad stuff to good.
But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. — Genesis 50:20 NKJV