(An excerpt from BTP Daily Light calendar)
“Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail:...” Isaiah 33:21
“O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.” Isaiah 54:11
In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. Psalm 138:8
In broken fragments at my feet;
Though all my plans, like driven leaves, are scattered
By winds of darkness and defeat;
For in my need I hear my Saviour saying,
In answer to my pleading and my praying,
“I am thy God; be not afraid;
I will be near; be not dismayed “.
In all things as believers in Christ Jesus, our Saviour, we need to
keep the UPWARD a look,
NOT the OUTWARD a look
Or the INWARD look!
Focussing on our Lord is keeping our perspective on TRUTH!
For Jesus said “I am the Way, the TRUTH and the Life..”. With a “Jesus” focus we will be obeying my life verse.
“Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith,
Who for the joy that was set before Him,
endured the cross, despising the shame
and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Heb 12:2
We will in our walk be given grace for the day, strength for the way.
Tomorrow’s strength grace and mercy for tomorrow’s burdens will not come until tomorrow.... if it comes!
We will not be given the grace and strength for another’s burdens... only for our own, so don’t try to bear another’s burdens yourself, as we will fail.
Except in prayer and practical help.. for there we are commanded to “bear ye one another’s burden and so fulfil the law of Christ.” Gal 6:2
This refers to practical help - like a meal, a word of encouragement, and most of all prayer.
Greatest gift is to pray earnestly and regularly for them to seek God’s strength for themselves.
For Jesus said “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
How can this be?
Ah, it’s ONLY when we get the order right!
And seek grace just for the day and burdens at hand.
For thou hast been a STRENGTH to the poor,
a STRENGTH to the needy in his distress,
a REFUGE from the storm,
a shadow from the heat,
when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall. Isaiah 25:4
I don’t know about you, but when health fails, the world around you seems so anti God, seemingly even more so today, Satan loves to torment that all this is not worth while.
However remember history - violent persecution under Roman rule, through the dark ages, and many centuries till today, in China, Iran, Burma, many countries and all ages, God’s people have suffered.
So when we see ungodly men in high places, we must not despair no matter how dark it seems!
Especially here in Aust for those in the state of Victoria, the anti -God government has made it a criminal offence if a parent prays for their child, even at the child’s request, on matters relating to LGBTQI.
This legislation reaches beyond state borders to criminalise anyone anywhere who says anything that causes “harm” by their definition to a LGBTQI person in the state of Vic. A prayer for your child in this legislation makes you guilty of child assault.
Just look at that conglomerate of letters! 🤔
Doesn’t that reflect the level of confusion they are evolving from, and inflicting of others by this? and we know who is the author of confusion. It’s not God, but the evil one..
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, ..” 1 Cor 14:3a
Watch this video (link here if not showing), it will make you weep with sorrow, but informed hearts will truly pray earnestly ... why did Jesus weep over Jerusalem? Because of what He saw and knew, and He prayed the more earnestly... than we in our finite minds do!
We need to pray for those ones in power to be saved and/or removed.
We are commanded to pray for them.
I think of US, UK Europe Middle East and Asia we see Satan so busy in every corner of the earth... this is his domain, but his power is limited and his days are numbered.
God does hear, and answers every prayer, in His time and way..
Wherever you are, whatever your burden, I pray for you to be comforted by our Lord God. He alone is our Anchor, our Stronghold in a time of storm.
This world is a place of sorrows and great grief, but one glorious day we shall be free from this fallen, broken world.
Broken hearts will be mended and saved as we pray and trust.
Even if it takes 55 years of prayer, as it did with my darling dad to know the Lord Jesus as his Saviour, or many centuries of waiting as they did for Jesus the Promised One to first come.
Jesus is coming again... perhaps today?
“Therefore be ye also ready: for n such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh.” Matt 24:44
We need to pray for all men everywhere to repent before the Lord comes.
For it will be an hour when we don’t expect it.
“Surely I come quickly!
Amen, even so Come, Lord Jesus!” Rev 22:20
THIS is the last prayer in the bible.
It should be ours daily.