“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let Israel now say, “His mercy endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron now say, “His mercy endures forever.” Let those who fear the LORD now say, “His mercy endures forever.” I called on the LORD in distress; The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The LORD is for me among those who help me; Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me. It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in princes.”
Psalms 118:1-9 NKJV
With each passing day I am reminded of the mercy of God. I know that He is for me, that He is my ally in this devolving world, where the values I hold dear are passing away.
Like the passage I read today in Psalms, I give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy endures forever. Because of my knowledge of that, I know that I can face anything that may come my way. That confidence in the Lord comes from experience, as He has delivered me continuously, from my beginning cry, and will until my last breath. I know I can look to Him and know that He is in control.
He has been so faithful, so present in all my troubles. That constant help.
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah”
Psalms 46:1-3 NKJV
Our world is in a time of softening, a time when the ground of our planet is being prepared for new construction. China is being demolished right before eyes. Google it. God is preparing to do what He will do. What we hold dear is passing away. It is a time of upheaval, of global paradigm shift, of uncertainty. It is time to cling to what is known, and unchanging. It is time to cling to the Lord.
I am thankful for all the people who the Lord sent into my life to direct me to Jesus. Before I knew Him, I faced the certainty of hell. He saved me from my sins, is transforming my heart, and and given me the certainty of heaven. I had nothing to do with it, but by His grace I am saved. In my salvation, I know I have the ultimate ally.
In the transaction of me yielding my sin for His forgiveness, I have seen many of the things that I love, become things that I hate. He is changing my appetites, my lifestyles and my choices. in many ways, this has been the hardest transition. I loved my sin to the degree that I was defined by it. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I am letting go. And His mercy endures forever.
Believers, lean on the Lord in these perilous times. His mercy will endure regardless of who is in power, regardless of what social movement appears to do to our society, regardless of whatever may happen. Jesus is coming again. He will not be the warm and fuzzy Jesus the progressives teach, but He will rule with a rod of iron. There won’t be any safe spaces.
If you know the Lord, He is on your side. If you don’t you are His enemy. Jesus is the only way to salvation.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
John 14:6 NKJV
Let no one fool you: there is no other way. I would rather have God as an ally, than an enemy.
What can man do to me?
My brothers and sisters, do not fear. Though things appear frightening, remember that none of this is catching God by surprise. I believe it is according to His plan. He is giving the evil one enought rope to hang himself.
The last part of this passage has given me guidance in these times:
“It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in princes.”
Psalms 118:8-9 NKJV
Trust in the ally who will never let you down!
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