Everlasting Father, Everlasting Son, Immortally Holy Ghost be thou glorify 2x I will worship my God, I will shout alleluia, me I go worship my God, my God do well for me.
Mighty God, Who is like unto Thee, glorious in Majesty, ever doing Wonders in the lives of Your children, who can be likened unto Thee, or shall be equal with the Holy One? The One who created all stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of His great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing.
Beloved, how can you ever say the Lord does not see your troubles? How can God ignores your rights? Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of His understanding (Isa 40:25-28).
David cried out in fear that king Saul might kill him so he fled from his territory to a town called Ziklag at Gath. But was that fear real? Can God ever abandon His own? Not even after anointing him as the next king of Israel. God holds our future; He also knows our future.
Beloved, that is how we fear and fret when we are confronted by trials of life, not minding all the great promises we received from the Lord. When temptation, inconveniences, trials comes our way, we squat and pout and blame everybody including God.
If I may ask, how do you feel when you overcome a trial? Good, I suppose. Let us continual ask God to help us always in our hour of temptation. Let Him help us to overcome in His power and Name always. Amen! If you faith in day of adversity, thy strength is small (Prov 24:10).
How do you ensure that your strength is sustained during your tiring moment? Stay close to the source of your strength and you will be strong. Study and mediate in the word daily, it will keep you refresh.
Another question, did that which David feared came to pass? Did God fulfill His promises made to his fore-fathers, His servant through Him? Did God also fulfilled His promise to have his seeds enthroned forever?
Beloved, so will the Lord bring to pass all His promises to you, fear not only believe that He is able to do all His promises to you and your seeds forever:
“And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul.” 1Samuel 27:1
The thought of David’s heart at this time was a false thought, because he certainly had no ground for thinking that God’s anointing him by Samuel was intended to be left as an empty unmeaning act. On no one occasion had the Lord deserted His servant; he had been placed in perilous positions very often, but not one instance had occurred in which divine interposition had not delivered him.
The trials to which he had been exposed had been varied; they had not assumed one form only, but many—yet in every case He who sent the trial had also graciously ordained a way of escape. David could not put his finger upon any entry in his diary, and say of it, “Here is evidence that the Lord will forsake me,” for the entire tenor of his past life proved the very reverse. He should have argued from what God had done for him, that God would be his defender still.
But is it not just in the same way that we doubt God’s help? Is it not mistrust without a cause? Have we ever had the shadow of a reason to doubt our Father’s goodness? Have not His lovingkindnesses been marvellous? Has He once failed to justify our trust? Ah, no! our God has not left us at any time. We have had dark nights, but the star of love has shone forth amid the blackness; we have been in stern conflicts, but over our head He has held aloft the shield of our defence.
We have gone through many trials, but never to our detriment, always to our advantage; and the conclusion from our past experience is, that He who has been with us in six troubles, will not forsake us in the seventh. What we have known of our faithful God, proves that He will keep us to the end.
Let us not, then, reason contrary to evidence. How can we ever be so ungenerous as to doubt our God? Lord, throw down the Jezebel of our unbelief, and let the dogs devour it. Don’t forget He shall gather the lambs with His arm so you need not be afraid but the question here is “are you among the lambs?” come- on let’s find out
“He shall gather the lambs with His arm.” Isaiah 40:11
Our good Shepherd has in His flock a variety of experiences, some are strong in the Lord, and others are weak in faith, but He is impartial in His care for all His sheep, and the weakest lamb is as dear to Him as the most advanced of the flock.
Lambs are wont to lag behind, prone to wander, and apt to grow weary, but from all the danger of these infirmities the Shepherd protects them with His arm of power. He finds new-born souls, like young lambs, ready to perish—He nourishes them till life becomes vigorous; He finds weak minds ready to faint and die—He consoles them and renews their strength.
All the little ones He gathers, for it is not the will of our heavenly Father that one of them should perish. What a quick eye He must have to see them all! What a tender heart to care for them all! What a far- reaching and potent arm, to gather them all! In His lifetime on earth He was a great gatherer of the weaker sort, and now that He dwells in heaven, His loving heart yearns towards the meek and contrite, the timid and feeble, the fearful and fainting here below.
How gently did He gather me to Himself, to His truth, to His blood, to His love, to His church! With what effectual grace did He compel me to come to Himself! Since my first conversion, how frequently has He restored me from my wanderings, and once again folded me within the circle of His everlasting arm!
The best of all is, that He does it all Himself personally, not delegating the task of love, but condescending Himself to rescue and preserve His most unworthy servant. How shall I love Him enough or serve Him worthily? I would fain make His name great unto the ends of the earth, but what can my feebleness do for Him?
Great Shepherd, add to Thy mercies this one other, a heart to love Thee more truly as I ought.
Beloved, are still squatting and pouting after this series? Am sure all your fears are gone as promised us by the Holy Spirit at the beginning that everything named fear shall be far away from you at the end of this series.
Let us go rejoicing in the Lord our Savior in whose Name we are saved and made whole. In him also we have our freedom. God is not slacking concerning His promise, as some men count slackness;….(KJV) another translation put it this way, The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay,…(2Pet 3:9 HCSB). Let down the Jezebel of unbelief and let dogs devour it, dearly beloved. Please read 2 Thess 3:3, Ps 138 and Rom 12:11.
Enjoy your weekend in God’s presence as always, see you next week by God’s grace. 2 Pet 3:9
Remain blessed in the Lord.