When Good Comes

There are so many questions that go unanswered these days. Events are perplexing as year-end 2020 draws near.

5 Thus says the LORD:

“Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the LORD, 6 For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land which is not inhabited. 7 Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD.” ~ Jeremiah 17:

When the heat (testing) comes, God doesn’t want us to fear. If we trust in the LORD, we will be able to recognize God’s goodness when it comes. For instance, a very good thing happened in January 2020 that was mocked by news media; our President Trump issued an update to students’ right to pray in our public schools.

HALLELUJAH! THANK YOU PRECIOUS FATHER ABOVE!!

May we continue to be overcomers; producing good fruit for the LORD as the world struggles in useless pursuits of false justice as it always will until Jesus comes and sets things right.

9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? 10 I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.” ~ Jeremiah 17: 9-10

Let us strive to live according to the Word of the LORD, recognizing when good comes; trusting in our LORD instead of turning to worthless and unprofitable things during this year of spiritual drought.

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Today’s Nugget | Out of the Pit

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.

Psalms 91:11-12

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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