“The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy. The LORD is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works. All Your works shall praise You, O LORD, And Your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power, To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.”
Psalms 145:8-13 NKJV
Once again we find ourselves in a time of uncertainty. People are panic buying food and toilet paper, anticipating a lock down, or whatever may happen. We are spending much time and money accumulating things that will pass away. I find that I am more focused on spiritual things. It is not because I am so wonderfully godly, pious or spiritual, but rather, because I know I am faulty and the pressure of these times could break me.
As I near the end of my annual read through the bible, I found myself once again in the Psalms, and found a great reminder that I have a God who is in the midst of my trouble, who is aware of all my frailties, of all my needs, and loves me. His glory is portrayed, not by what we believe about Him, but who He is and what He has done. I know He is faithful, because He has been, time and time again.
The Lord is truly gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and full of mercy. I can tell you that I most definitely deserve hell. But He spared me and blessed me, and has given me grace and strength. As I consider these times of trouble, I am hoarding God’s word, His presence and seeking His wisdom. His shelves are never empty. I am, praying more deeply, seeking Him in this perilous time, because I know that He knows the end from the beginning.
Brothers and sisters, let us seek the Lord in these times, let us build up true treasure of His word, as we store up the goodness of God in our hearts. I have learned that He is the foundation of all things, and I have not had need. Instead of running to the market and stocking up on things to clean our bodies, let us seek the word of God which cleanses our souls. Sin is far more deadly than any virus.
Let us also go out an share the Gospel to all we encounter, that they know the peace of God, that they can be saved from hell, and find themselves transformed. May we be a people committed to hoarding up souls for Jesus, leading many to a saving knowledge and forgiveness.
Brothers and sisters tell of the glory of our great God, and all that He has done. Tell of the riches of His grace and mercies, new each day.
“Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”
Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV
We have long road ahead of us in the coming weeks, months and even years. Let us focus on the Lord and and lean on Him. We can have endurance and an endless supply of His faifhfulness. Jesus is a head of the all that we may face.
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:19 NKJV
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matthew 6:33-34 NKJV