“I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8 ESV
In the new movie coming out called UNCONDITIONAL (which is very good), there are a couple of reminders that WE ARE NOT ALONE! That was a lesson TAUGHT by the main character's grandmother; a lesson CAUGHT by the main characher; and a lesson SHARED by the main character to those around him.
Well, this is a verse that needs to be TAUGHT, CAUGHT, and SHARED!! This is the kind of verse that we need to get deep down within us. No matter what comes our way, we will not be shaken because the Lord God Almighty is with us, right next to us, at the ultimate place of power, the only One who can ever do anything to help us.
We are NOT alone! We are NEVER alone!! We are not left out there without assistance. As His word says, "He is..." our help, our refuge, our strength---our ALL for whatever need we have/circumstance we find ourselves in as His followers. God doesn’t "hang us out to dry" or forsake us. We can absolutely depend on Him!!
We just have to do our part by setting him always before us. We have a choice to make, don’t we? As Joshua said, we have to choose THIS day to always set Him before us!! It’s really a simple thing: if we want peace, joy, and victory, we must choose to follow God. Did you HEAR me, if we REALLY want peace, joy, and victory in our lives, then we MUST choose to FOLLOW GOD!
All of these glorious things originate from Him - through Him. We can’t ever hope to have anything wonderful without putting ourselves/our trust in the Lord. Someone once shared with me, "You name it, you’ve conquered it in Jesus—even if you’re going through it right now." That ought to provide some help to you this day as you meditate upon that truth - you HAVE victory RIGHT NOW in the circumstances of life AS YOU trust in Him!
Do you see the bigger picture? God has already set things right. Things have already been made right through Christ Jesus! As we often say, He IS ALL that we need for EVERY circumstance in life! We just have to hang on, keep our head up, and TRUST Him! God is all that He says He is and we can trust Him to provide all we need for this day, and every day to come!
So --- don’t give up! Don't quit. Don’t ever, ever quit. Keep going on this road of faith. Nothing can shake us. We’re on God’s side, and he’s on ours. We have nothing to fear. Trust God always.
Yesterday I saw a bumper sticker. It read "T G I F." and Thank God I'm Forgiven. Well, this morning I remind you of that truth. In Him, you have forgiveness of all sin. As a result, you have His presence in your life this day. And - He is ALL you need. Set Him before you---you will not be shaken!
Associational Missions Strategist at Tar River Baptist Association since November, 2000. Called of God to work with member churches to strengthen the local church in its efforts to impact lostness in THIS generation! I will ATTEMPT to add to this blog almost daily. People are free to use the ideas shared in any way they wish. The purpose of the posts are merely to help us in our search to BE the people God is calling us to BE in Him!