Bless the Lord O! my soul and forget not His mercy that endureth for ever. Gracious Father, we are thankful for all Your blessings that enrich us daily. In every situations; You glorify Yourself. For He that believeth in You cannot be confounded (1 Pet 2:6). He shall be like a watered garden, so is he that trusted in You (Isa 58:11).

For without faith it is impossible to please God, Who is our Sun and Righteousness and His merciful kindness is great towards us and His truth endureth forever (Ps 84:11; 117:2).

Truly, our help is in the Name of the Lord (Ps 124:8), wherefore we shall not be afraid of evil tidings, for all things worketh together to them that fears Him (Rom 8:28). Remember, you are bought with a price (1 Cor 6:20) and Christ has made all things well for you (Mk 7:37). He will also teach you His ways (Isa 2:3). Lord, You are the Hope of Your people.

Let the thirsty come and drink freely (Jn 7:38), for our God shall come and will not keep silent (Ps 50:3)

Beloved, do you believe in that situation, God will show up? Do you believe He is able to do it (Matt 9:28). Then come boldly before His throne (Heb 4:16). For our God is merciful and faithful and will see you through the evil tidings (Ex 34:6)

“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings.” Psalm 112:7

Christian, you ought not to dread the arrival of evil tidings; because if you are distressed by them, what do you more than other men? Other men have not your God to fly to; they have never proved His faithfulness as you have done, and it is no wonder if they are bowed down with alarm and cowed with fear: but you profess to be of another spirit; you have been begotten again unto a lively hope, and your heart lives in heaven and not on earthly things; now, if you are seen to be distracted as other men, what is the value of that grace which you profess to have received? Where is the dignity of that new nature which you claim to possess?

Again, if you should be filled with alarm, as others are, you would, doubtless, be led into the sins so common to others under trying circumstances. The ungodly, when they are overtaken by evil tidings, rebel against God; they murmur, and think that God deals hardly with them. Will you fall into that same sin? Will you provoke the Lord as they do?

Moreover, unconverted men often run to wrong means in order to escape from difficulties, and you will be sure to do the same if your mind yields to the present pressure. Trust in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. Your wisest course is to do as Moses did at the Red Sea, “Stand still and see the salvation of God.” For if you give way to fear when you hear of evil tidings, you will be unable to meet the trouble with that calm composure which nerves for duty, and sustains under adversity.

How can you glorify God if you play the coward? Saints have often sung God’s high praises in the fires, but will your doubting and desponding, as if you had none to help you, magnify the Most High? Then take courage, and relying in sure confidence upon the faithfulness of your covenant God, “let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Beloveth, ask God to teach you His ways (Ps 27:11). The Holy Spirit to help you to put on Christ (Rom 13:14). And Let us worship God in the beauty of His Holiness (Ps 96: 9). For He will satisfy the longing soul (Ps 107:9). Father, we pray Thee, draw us Lord and let us run after You (Song 1:4).

“Let Israel rejoice in him.” Psalm 149:2

Be glad of heart, O believer, but take care that thy gladness has its spring in the Lord. Thou hast much cause for gladness in thy God, for thou canst sing with David, “God, my exceeding joy.”

Be glad that the Lord reigneth, that Jehovah is King! Rejoice that He sits upon the throne, and ruleth all things! Every attribute of God should become a fresh ray in the sunlight of our gladness.

That He is wise should make us glad, knowing as we do our own foolishness. That He is mighty, should cause us to rejoice who tremble at our weakness. That he is everlasting, should always be a theme of joy when we know that we wither as the grass. That He is unchanging, should perpetually yield us a song, since we change every hour.

That He is full of grace, that He is overflowing with it, and that this grace in covenant He has given to us; that it is ours to cleanse us, ours to keep us, ours to sanctify us, ours to perfect us, ours to bring us to glory—all this should tend to make us glad in Him.

This gladness in God is as a deep river; we have only as yet touched its brink, we know a little of its clear sweet, heavenly streams, but onward the depth is greater, and the current more impetuous in its joy.

The Christian feels that he may delight himself not only in what God is, but also in all that God has done in the past. The Psalms show us that God’s people in olden times were wont to think much of God’s actions, and to have a song concerning each of them.

So let God’s people now rehearse the deeds of the Lord! Let them tell of His mighty acts, and “sing unto the Lord, for He hath triumphed gloriously.” Nor let them ever cease to sing, for as new mercies flow to them day by day, so should their gladness in the Lord’s loving acts in providence and in grace show itself in continued thanksgiving.

 Be glad ye children of Zion and rejoice in the Lord your God, cast your burden upon Him and He will care for you (I Pet 5:7). Let us sing continual to the Lord, even in our night season. Do not be deceived, such a season will come but I want encourage you with (Heb 12:12), so that you do faint on the day of adversary because your strength is small (Prov 24:10).

And Jesus told His disciple, “I don’t want you to be ignorant or be offended of things that will happened when I Am gone” (Jn 16:1- 4; 33). Apostle Paul also was quick to speak about the hope after death for the Christians, so that we are not  ignorant about what will happen here after or simply put the resurrection of the dead in Christ (1 Thess 4:13). (Beloved this portion of the bible encourage me greatly when I lost my daddy, for I know I will see him again on that resurrection morning when the Lord will gather to Himself, those that overcome the devil) I hope you will be one of them. So get “reading” and “doing” the Word of God.

The devil will always keep you from studying the Word of God, knowing “The Truth” about what God said concerning you; so as to “catch in” on your “grey areas” and get you frustrated as if what you are in it alone. Wait until you hear the next person, you will then go home and begin to thank God even in those afflictions or disappointments.

For my people perished for lack of knowledge, therefore seek knowledge. The leading of the Lord might be hindered by the ignorance in you. Discretion places you higher above your peers and contemporaries and keep you in command. (2 Chr 2:12; Ezr 8:18; Prov 1:4; Prov 2:11, Prov 3:21; Prov 8:12) without discretion life is a disgrace (Prov 11:22; Prov 19:11). Glory be to God somebody, Alleluia!

So beloved, grids your loins, study the Word of God. READ YOUR BIBLE, so that you will not be tossed by every wind of doctrine, thereby become willful and incur the wrath of God as did the Israelite of old in the wilderness where God said, “they have tested me by refusing to hear my voice” (Num 14:22 ; Ps 95:9). May that not be your portion in Jesus Name, rather stand firm in the liberty Christ has won for you (Gal 5:1)

Once again I said “Rejoice”. For the Lord, is our Rock and our Fortress. For the Honour of His Name, He will lead us out these dangers (Ps 31:3). For He called you His own; He will take up your cause, He will take you in His arm, caring for you all the days of your life (Isa 63:8- 9).

O! Lord, reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear You (Ps 119:38).

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.