The Lord takes care of these little guys, so how much more will He watch over all of us?
Do you know Him? Do you need anything? Do you need encouragement? Do you need comfort? There is so much packed into these passages.
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
I say I am not afraid because I know Him and trust Him. ..the Lord of lords and the King of Kings!
Yet I do pretty well according to human standards until I get to work and then I seem to strive and strive and try to rest in the Lord.
I try my hardest to encourage others and feel like I am barely surviving each day.
Everywhere people are dying.
I find myself crying out to the Lord, why not me instead?
I am tired.
I am alone and yet I am married and have grown children.
No one believes in my family.
Today I lost it.
Today I skipped church.
Today I yelled and complained to my husband.
Now I feel the disappointment of my Father in Heaven.
Pray for me. I think I must have dropped my shield of faith.
Saturate yourself in the word of God.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Jesus is addressing the disciples about how he must return to His Father in Heaven. His hope for them is that they have peace knowing that He is not abandoning them. Jesus was returning to the Father to allow the Holy Spirit to come upon the disciples at Pentecost. Trouble came to many of the disciples after that, and most were persecuted and killed because of their faith in Him. Like the disciples, trouble will come our way. Because Christ has overcome the world, we do not have to fear those troubles. We have an inheritance in Christ Jesus who reigns victorious forever!
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android
Keep hold and stand firm!
Walk in the Spirit not in the flesh. I know…it is a minute by minute thing most days! Keep on and don’t lose hope and DON’T LOOKING BACK LIKE LOT’S WIFE DID! We have nothing in this world but we have a better future in Christ Jesus! Do you know Him?
2 Timothy 1:7
7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Heard it already?
Then listen again.