" Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD He is GOD in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath; there is none else." Deuteronomy 4:39
Much of our time here on earth is busy and occupied... there are many activities that tire us. We often find ourselves waking up with the burden of the day. So much needs to be accomplished.
And yet, our God knows our needs. He cares and provides what's best for us... He prunes, He purges.
As I reflect on the Lord's goodness this morning, I marvel at His care.
I confess that I don't always find every situation in my life rosy. .. no, not all the surroundings are easy to go through.
How often I lose sight of God's plan to grow me,
... working in me a faith that does not waver,
... working in me a life that is more and more like Christ's,
... working that I might be humble and obedient to His will.
Pruning hurts... but it yields fruit in the end.
How encouraging to know that the CREATOR of heaven and earth... is LORD over all. There is none besides Him. He does what is right and perfect...
When things around us may crumble... our refuge is in our God.
Despite what the future holds... our God is in control.
And while God may take us through trials and afflictions, He is ever near us...working that which is needful in our lives. .. patience, character and hope.
Indeed, our God is a merciful God...
" But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find Him, if thou seek Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
When thou art in tribulation and all these things shall come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient to His voice;
For the Lord thy God is a merciful God; He will not forsake thee..."
Oh, what assurance- that when we walk with Him, and look unto Him... He hears us and helps us!
Father, we thank you for making us hear your voice through the living Word. Thank you for the promises we have that comforts us in time of need. Help us to be firmly rooted and grounded in the WORD.
May you be encouraged today to trust the Father's care for you... and be still in knowing that HE IS GOD.