Have you read the newspapers or listened to the news on TV, or from cyberspace? I bet it has almost all been bad news that make your heart quiver and wondering when and how it will all end? Do you remember how long has it been since you started the day with the attitude that it is going to be a good day for you? As children of God, we do not have to dread for what the day may bring as we know nothing happens to us without the Lord’s approval.
If we really believe that every day is ordered by the Lord, every day is a day the Lord has made, we should be rejoicing in confidence to know that He cares and even as He cares, He knows our limits and has promised to make a way of escape when the going gets to be more than we can bear. It is not escapism, but knowing that there is a higher Power who is in control and can move on our behalf, for our good and for His good purpose.
Look around you.. He has taken those who have not been able to bear it. The fact that you are still around means that your limit has not be reached and He knows you for He even knows how many hair you have on your head.
What limit? It is the limit to grow more like Him. It is the limit to bear trials and temptations. It is the limit to even fail and recover for He allows us to fail sometimes to show that we are not omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent like Him, for He alone is that and the quicker we understand that, the better it is for us. The quicker we understnad that we are not invincible, also means that we need Him to be in our lives. When He is in our lives, it will be a good day for He makes all things come to pass for our good eventually.
Why do not we therefore, just rejoice for in rejoicing we perform best with a healthy mindset when things will be right as it is a self fulfilling prophecy, things will not turn out as bad as we imagine in our finite minds, and people will not all be so mean as to fault us till condemnation – He will not let them condemn us. Who are they in God’s hands? If God be for us, who can be against us? Praise the Lord.
So reach out and up today and bless the Lord, and let His praise continually fill our minds with good things. Not one of his promises has failed. It is just the timing between His and our wishes which has not sychronized. If we allow the mind of Christ to dwell in us richly, we will only want what He wants, and He wants the best for us. Praise God.
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
> 9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
14For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
15As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
18To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
Begin 2012 right with rejoicing on your lips and let the King of glory rule in your life. Let Him be Lord and direct your life for it will be the beginning of wisdom for you.
Nothing could be better for you. No soothsayer knows the future better than He does.