Thursday, October 29, 2015

Safety in Christ............

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned: the flames will not set you ablaze”. Isaiah 43:2

Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4

The LORD will keep you from all harm--he will watch over your life; Psalm 121:7

But THE LORD JEHOVAH is faithful, who will keep you and deliver you from evil. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

The Christian walk is full of surprises. If you have been a Christian for a while you know what I am referring to. Sometimes we find more adventure than expected. It is amazing the steps that God will take you through to teach you one simple lesson. Other times we find life to be more than we can handle. Don't we? There are always time in life when we are in danger, or in lack, or difficulty or in way over our heads. It was just the other night I was thinking that I never seem to have a break and that my life has been filled with nothing but situations that I cannot handle or don't want to face. I was just about to start feeling sorry for myself when I realized that God always deliver me and protected me against it all. Sometimes my deliverance does not come as fast as I would like or other times God did not use the foreseeable solution but one thing for sure He has always proven Himself faithful.

My dear friend, life can seem unfair at times but we have nothing to fear. God has a plan for each of us. Life can be hard but God is always providing protection. He is a good Father. He really wants good thing for us. We have to trust Him as we pass through the waters. We have to be patient because God's timing may not match ours. Most of us do not like to endure, but impatience does not move the hand of God for sure. Faith is what move the hand of God. Impatience is rooted in unbelief. When you can't trust God to take care of it at the appointed time you are really saying do it now because I don't trust you to do it later. Friend, if you believe that God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly then you will not worry when adversity comes. You should and can rest in God's protection. Knowing God is always with you should bring you peace.

Friend, when you go through your spiritual challenges, your emotional challenges, your relational challenges as well as your physical challenges remember that God is able and willing to heal you wherever you hurt. He is able and willing to protect you. He can do all things. He is the giver of life. He the Alpha and the Omega. He is all things. He is able. All you have to do is bring your trouble to Him and trust Him to fulfill His promise to guard and protect you. God will never forsake you. He will never forget you. He will never let you down. All you have to remember is that whatever the challenge you are held securely in the arms of a loving and caring God. He will not let you fall. So you can rest easy.

When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned: the flames will not consume you”. Isaiah 43:2

Praise the Lord!