Thank You thank You Lord, Thank You Lord Thank, You Lord for everything You have done 2x// We give all the glory to the Lord all the glory to Lord all the glory to the Lord 2x
Father we return to give You to give You praise for who are, countless things You did for us, the health and vitality Father we Thank You. For watching over us we praise Your Name we honour You Lord we give thanks be thou be exalted forever in Jesus Name.
Merciful Father, we Thank You for all goodness, Your patient, Your love, Your peace, Your joy, Your strength and Your mercies that endureth forever and ever in Jesus Name.
Beloveth, God has been so kind to us all through wonderful week. Blessed be His Name forever and ever. Gradually He is taking us from one level of victory to another. Do I have a testifier in the house?
As way of helping us in continuation of our confidence in God, today’s topic is meant to solidify yesterday’s teaching and further help us grow in our faith with God.
Yesterday we identify that our greatest enemy is self, why self we said that every doubt, fear, unbelief immanent from within. So one way to deal with it is what we will be reading today.
As You go through may God help You and give You understanding in Jesus Name.
Let’s get going:
“In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.” Isa. 30:15
It is always weakness to be fretting and worrying, questioning and mistrusting. What can we do if we wear ourselves to skin and bone? Can we gain anything by fearing and fuming? Do we not unfit ourselves for action, and unhinge our minds for wise decision? We are sinking by our struggles when we might float by faith.
Oh, for grace to be quiet! Why run from house to house to repeat the weary story which makes us more and more heart-sick as we tell it? Why even stay at home to cry out in agony because of wretched forebodings which may never be fulfilled? It would be well to keep a quiet tongue, but it would be far better if we had a quiet heart. Oh, to be still and know that Jehovah is God!
Oh, for grace to be confident in God! The Holy One of Israel must defend and deliver His own. He cannot run back from His solemn declarations. We may make sure that every word of His will stand though the mountains should depart. He deserves to be confided in; and if we would display confidence and consequent quietness, we might be as happy as the spirits before the throne.
Come, my soul, return unto thy rest, and lean thy head upon the bosom of the Lord Jesus. beloved, we are to go from strength to strength if we will gain the dominion we are clamoring for. So let keep going:
“They go from strength to strength.” Psalm 84:7
They go from strength to strength. There are various renderings of these words, but all of them contain the idea of progress.
Our own good translation of the authorized version is enough for us this morning. “They go from strength to strength.” That is, they grow stronger and stronger. Usually, if we are walking, we go from strength to weakness; we start fresh and in good order for our journey, but by-and-by the road is rough, and the sun is hot, we sit down by the wayside, and then again painfully pursue our weary way.
But the Christian pilgrim having obtained fresh supplies of grace, is as vigorous after years of toilsome travel and struggle as when he first set out. He may not be quite so elate and buoyant, nor perhaps quite so hot and hasty in his zeal as he once was, but he is much stronger in all that constitutes real power, and travels, if more slowly, far more surely.
Some gray-haired veterans have been as firm in their grasp of truth, and as zealous in diffusing it, as they were in their younger days; but, alas, it must be confessed it is often otherwise, for the love of many waxes cold and iniquity abounds, but this is their own sin and not the fault of the promise which still holds good: “The youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.” Fretful spirits sit down and trouble themselves about the future.
“Alas!” say they, “we go from affliction to affliction.” Very true, O thou of little faith, but then thou goest from strength to strength also. Thou shalt never find a bundle of affliction which has not bound up in the midst of it sufficient grace. God will give the strength of ripe manhood with the burden allotted to full-grown shoulders.
Did You just read that “God will give the strength of ripe manhood with the burden allotted to full-grown shoulders.” Not to a fretting shoulders.
God grant us quite heart, to learn more from You and to stand for everything Your Word says concerning us. Make Your sufficient for us. Holy Spirit of God Divine help us we pray Thee in Jesus Name
Beloved, let us cultivate a quiet heart. Search the scripture when you are challenged. Let down every heavy weight and run the race that is set before you. The way may be tough but remember nothing is impossible in Jesus. Pray and wait on God’s direction in all our undertaking in Jesus Name.
Remain blessed in Lord.