Invisible, Immortal, God only wise. How wonderful are they works O Lord. The sun, moon, the stars are all beautiful and standeth sure. We are grateful unto You great God, be thou be exalted.
Where do your help come from? My help comes from God who made heaven and earth, what about you? Blessed be thy Name O! God.
When are find yourself in a fix, how do you handle it? Do run up and down and complain to all and sundry? Do you sit around and murmur against God or blame people around you or better still, Satan gets hold of you and make you blame yourself for all that went wrong?
Beloved, do you know that you can actually avoid all these if you have a depth insight in the scripture and if your trust is simple based on Christ and not on what you can get from Him.
Our Lord Jesus also had the same experience when He was confronted with His accusers but He was not dismay about His situation but He looked on the glory that awaits Him at the end thereby glorified the Name of His Father.
Can we like Christ look up to the promises made unto all those who persevere to end (Rev 2:10; 3:5). Can we ask God for a foresight that we need to live a successfully life? Read more:
“Nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of Heaven.” Matt. 26:64
Ah, Lord, thou wast in thy lowest state when before thy persecutors thou wast made to stand like a criminal! Yet the eyes of thy faith could see beyond thy present humiliation into thy future glory. What words are these, “Nevertheless — hereafter”! I would imitate thy holy foresight, and in the midst of poverty, or sickness, or slander, I also would say, “Nevertheless — hereafter.” Instead of weakness, thou hast all power; instead of shame, all glory; instead of derision, all worship. Thy cross has not dimmed the splendor of thy crown, neither has the spittle marred the beauty of thy face. Say, rather, thou art the more exalted and honored because of thy sufferings.
So, Lord, I also would take courage from the “hereafter.” I would forget the present tribulation in the future triumph. Help thou me by directing me into thy Father’s love and into thine own patience, so that when I am derided for thy name I may not be staggered, but think more and more of the hereafter, and, therefore, all the less of today. I shall be with thee soon and behold thy glory.
Wherefore, I am not ashamed, but say in my inmost soul, “Nevertheless — hereafter.” The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me. Not in what I can do for myself or what my connection can do for me rather resting on finish work of Christ on the cross.
“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” Psalm 138:8
Most manifestly the confidence which the Psalmist here expressed was a divine confidence. He did not say, “I have grace enough to perfect that which concerneth me—my faith is so steady that it will not stagger—my love is so warm that it will never grow cold—my resolution is so firm that nothing can move it; no, his dependence was on the Lord alone.
If we indulge in any confidence which is not grounded on the Rock of ages, our confidence is worse than a dream, it will fall upon us, and cover us with its ruins, to our sorrow and confusion. All that Nature spins time will unravel, to the eternal confusion of all who are clothed therein. The Psalmist was wise, he rested upon nothing short of the Lord’s work. It is the Lord who has begun the good work within us; it is He who has carried it on; and if he does not finish it, it never will be complete.
If there be one stitch in the celestial garment of our righteousness which we are to insert ourselves, then we are lost; but this is our confidence, the Lord who began will perfect. He has done it all, must do it all, and will do it all. Our confidence must not be in what we have done, nor in what we have resolved to do, but entirely in what the Lord will do. Unbelief insinuates—”You will never be able to stand. Look at the evil of your heart, you can never conquer sin; remember the sinful pleasures and temptations of the world that beset you, you will be certainly allured by them and led astray.”
Ah! yes, we should indeed perish if left to our own strength. If we had alone to navigate our frail vessels over so rough a sea, we might well give up the voyage in despair; but, thanks be to God, He will perfect that which concerneth us, and bring us to the desired haven. We can never be too confident when we confide in Him alone, and never too much concerned to have such a trust.
With a holy foresight and the Lord’s backing, we are set to fly to the highest altitude. Place all your confident in Him alone, you will not be let down.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
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