Escape from dust!
Verse for Today: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Psalms 119:25 – I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to Your Word.
The pressures of life are so powerful as to push us to hopelessness. Our emotions are crushed and our confidence weakened by our situations and we often feel like we are at the lowest ebb of life. It further makes us give up hope about a future and live an isolated an insulated life. But we are reminded by the Word of God that there is hope for us in all our situations. Our hope comes from the promises of the powerful Word of God. When the Word is allowed to penetrate our hearts, it will bring forth strength, faith, patience and hope. Its promises revitalize our broken emotions and revive our sagging spirits. When we read and meditate on the Word, the power of God transmits into our souls and speaks to give us confidence to keep going. Our meditations on the Word open our eyes of understanding to see the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ who is the Living Word. His glory will enable us to see everything around us through Him. We will then realize how His glory takes per-eminence in our souls and allows us to see our situations in its brightness. It is then that faith, hope and trust grow in our souls to see how God will preserve our lives and take us forward by His hands. So no matter how hopeless our situation might look like today, we will see the pathways through which God will lead us forward. God brightens these ways that we tread with His glory and takes away all dark clouds from our horizon. His rays of hope will enter our dark, isolated and insulated closets to pull us out for a walk with Him in faith and hope to renew our confidence and hope day by day.
Dear friend, are you feeling dejected, isolated and insulated in some dark corner of your life because of your dark situations? Are your circumstances putting you down in hopeless dust? Are you feeling like you are forgotten and written off by all and sundry? But do not give up hope because your hope is built on the Rock of Ages. Because Jesus lives, you will also live and face your tomorrows. He is your hope and He will carry you through your difficult situations. His promises will take you through the dark clouds of your horizon to greater vistas of hope. The Son will shine upon you through the dark clouds on the wings of the promises of God in His eternal Word. The promises of the Word make you alive and renew your trust and faith in God. Patriarchs like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph put their total faith in the promises of God which kept them going during rough times. David found these promises to be the sure vehicles which carried him forward in and through a very intimidating and challenging environment. God’s promises were powerful enough for Daniel to survive the hungry lions in their den during night and the Hebrew youth in a fiery furnace. God’s power through His promises was sufficient for Noah to travel through the flood and Gideon through the armies of Midianites. The same promises were the pillars which held the disciples through the wind, waves and the storms. We have a procession of promises for each day of our lives to revive us and bring us to the open to live confidently each day of our lives. Today we are challenged to read, meditate and cling on to the powerful hope that is built into all the verses in the Word to live with courage and confidence.
1 Corinthians 2:20 – For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.
Thought for Today
God’s promises have His power built-in to it to revive the sagging spirits of His children.
Prayer for Today
Dear Lord Jesus: Please help me to claim Your promises to climb out of my hopeless holes in the dusts through ardent faith in You. Amen!
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