Our Father in heaven, who is like unto Thee Lord. Thank You for You are a great God. You Word is Yea and Amen. Who is like unto Thee, Father, there is none to be compared with Thee. Heaven and earth are full of Your glory; we bless Your Holy Name now and forever.
For His mercy endureth from generation to generation. Without the mercy of God, beloved, we cannot access the throne. We are grateful for “mercy” made available daily upon our lives; also for the blood that purchase our liberty in Christ Jesus.
Beloved, our God indeed answers to prayers. This is the confidence we have that when we call on Him, He answers us. I am glad about this and I believe you are too. The text before us say that He answers those that fears Him; now the question is, do you fear God? Maybe, we need to take a walk together to discover more:
“He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.” Ps. 145:19
His own Spirit has wrought this desire in us, and therefore He will answer it. It is His own life within which prompts the cry, and therefore He will hear it. Those who fear Him are men under the holiest influence, and, therefore, their desire is to glorify God, and enjoy Him for ever. Like Daniel, they are men of desires, and the Lord will cause them to realize their aspirations.
Holy desires are grace in the blade, and the heavenly Husbandman will cultivate them till they come to the full corn in the ear. God-fearing men desire to be holy, to be useful, to be a blessing to others, and so to honor their Lord. They desire supplies for their need, help under burdens, guidance in perplexity, deliverance in distress; and sometimes this desire is so strong, and their case so pressing, that they cry out in agony, like little children in pain, and then the Lord works most comprehensively, and does all that is needful, according to this Word — and will save them.”
Yes, if we fear God, we have nothing else to fear; if we cry to the Lord, our salvation is certain. He promise to take care of them that are cast down, distressed, afraid, and cold. How? Let’s find out more below:
“God, that comforteth those that are cast down.” 2Corinthians 7:6
And who comforteth like Him? Go to some poor, melancholy, distressed child of God; tell him sweet promises, and whisper in his ear choice words of comfort; he is like the deaf adder, he listens not to the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely. He is drinking gall and wormwood, and comfort him as you may, it will be only a note or two of mournful resignation that you will get from him; you will bring forth no psalms of praise, no hallelujahs, no joyful sonnets.
But let God come to His child, let Him lift up his countenance, and the mourner’s eyes glisten with hope. Do you not hear him sing—
“‘Tis paradise, if thou art here;
If thou depart, ’tis hell?”
You could not have cheered him: but the Lord has done it; “He is the God of all comfort.” There is no balm in Gilead, but there is balm in God. There is no physician among the creatures, but the Creator is Jehovah-Rophi. It is marvellous how one sweet word of God will make whole songs for Christians. One word of God is like a piece of gold, and the Christian is the goldbeater, and can hammer that promise out for whole weeks.
So, then, poor Christian, thou needest not sit down in despair. Go to the Comforter, and ask Him to give thee consolation. Thou art a poor dry well. You have heard it said, that when a pump is dry, you must pour water down it first of all, and then you will get water, and so, Christian, when thou art dry, go to God, ask Him to shed abroad His joy in thy heart, and then thy joy shall be full.
Do not go to earthly acquaintances, for you will find them Job’s comforters after all; but go first and foremost to thy “God, that comforteth those that are cast down,” and you will soon say, “In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul.”
Let the reader lay this text on his tongue, and keep it in his mouth all the day, and it will be to him as “a wafer made with honey.”
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Praise the Name of the Lord!
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu.