God's love

Hide Yourself in Him

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Psalm 32:7 says, “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

When I’ve sinned, I thank God that I can confess my sin to Him. I know He will forgive me and will not let my sin overtake me. When I pray to Him I can be certain He will be there for me.

I can tell Him my secrets, and He will protect me in my time of trouble. I can be certain He will surround me with songs of deliverance.

I can go to my hiding place - the place of my deliverance at all times. Maybe you too, need a place or a person to be your hiding place. Allow the God of the universe and His loving arms to be the person and place you turn in times of despair.

He is waiting to deliver you! Please come to Him today and hide yourself in Him.

And there you go.

You Are Worth It!

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Matthew 10:31 says, “So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

Sparrows weren’t worth much in Jesus’ time, and they are very common in our time as well. There are at least 35 species in North America.

As common as they are, God knows when even one falls to the ground. And Jesus tells us we are worth more than many sparrows.

So why are you and I afraid? Maybe it’s the awful news all around us. Maybe we can’t see a way out of our circumstances. Maybe we are in a dark place that Jesus wants to break through with His light.

But whatever we are facing, we don’t need to be afraid. Jesus knows. He cares. He is good. He loves us.

Oh, Child of God, you are so worth it to Him! To the extent He died for you then rose again to live forever. He forgives your sins and makes you new. You don’t even need to be afraid. He is with you. He is for you!

And there you go!

Truly a Comfort

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Psalm 23:4c says, “your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Now I get it that a staff could be used to pull me back to safety when the wooden hook is wrapped around me. That is comforting! But a rod to “nudge” me back in line doesn’t seem very comforting at all. Be assured, my friends, it is.

You see, the book of Hebrews teaches us that God’s discipline proves we are true sons of our Heavenly Father. As a matter of fact, scripture tells us that the Lord disciplines those He loves. “because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” Hebrews 12:6

It is good for the Lord to put me on the right track. This is how I know I am His! I’m not suggesting that you sin to find out what the Lord’s discipline is, but if you do “slip and fall” into sin, pay attention to the Lord’s prodding - the still, small voice in your heart that aligns with scripture. When you hear it, turn back. Because He loves you! You are His child!

Imagine that His rod and His staff are truly a comfort! Oh the truth of His word.

And there you go!

Open Your Eyes

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2 Kings 6:17 says, “And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”

The prophet, Elisha, prayed to God for his servant’s eyes to be open so he could see that the Lord was ready to take on the battle before them. This is my prayer for you today.

Are you overwhelmed with your circumstances? I pray God will open your eyes so you see His hand at work in your situation.

Feeling depressed and defeated? I pray God will open your eyes to His hope and unfailing love.

Are you discouraged? Perhaps bound by sin or unable to forgive yourself or others? I pray God will open your eyes to the healing that He alone makes available to you.

Oh my friends, look up! Lift up your head! Our redemption is drawing near (Luke 21:28b). If we will only let God open our eyes.

And there you go!

Yes, Jesus Loves You!

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John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Now why do you think God would love the world full of people like you and me? He could have lived without us. And why love us so much when we cause so much havoc for Him? We wonder why things on earth are so bad sometimes. It wasn’t because He wanted it that way. Our sin and selfishness cause much of the ills we see in society. And all the while, His love, graciousness, and patience keep Him from zapping us all.

He is a God of judgment, but His first choice is to love. Judgment will come if we reject His love, but He wants us to accept Him and His love before that has to happen.

He loves you, my friend. Believers, share this fact today. Live it out! If someone has yet to receive this love, don’t hesitate anymore. Because yes, Jesus loves you. The Bible tells us so.

And there you go!

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