There are days when the words of the Bible are medicine for the soul. Truth poured out onto an anxious heart that has been temporarily deceived into thinking that God is oblivious and uninterested. Here is what God has told me about He and I:
What other nation is so great to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him… But if you seek the Lord your God you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:7 and 29.
I long to know that God is here beside me and that He sees all, knows all and understands all that is far beyond my grasp. I pray:
Have mercy on me, O Lord for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your servant, for to you O Lord, I lift up my soul. You are forgiving and good O Lord, abounding in love to all who call you… Teach me your way O Lord and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:3-5,11
It is his grace, his holiness, his love that I fall back on:
The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. Though hail flattens the forest and the city is leveled completely, how blessed you will be, sowing your seed by every stream and letting your cattle and donkeys range free. Isaiah 32:18-20.
Life may or may not go my way. I may get things right, I may get them wrong, but who God is and the grace He offers is unchanged. I can let go and pray his Words and his peace comes.
One response to “Deuteronomy 4; Psalms 83, 84; Isaiah 31; Revelation 2”
I am so thankful to be reminded of this. Your words hit the spot!