“And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints. For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, And to be held in reverence by all those around Him. O Lord God of hosts, Who is mighty like You, O Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You. You rule the raging of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them. You have broken Rahab in pieces, as one who is slain; You have scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm. The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all its fullness, You have founded them. The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon rejoice in Your name. You have a mighty arm; Strong is Your hand, and high is Your right hand. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face. Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.”
Psalms 89:5-15 NKJV
With each passing day, I rejoice in the my God whom is for me, with me, and in me. I rejoice that He never fails, and will sustain me throughout all my coming days. I know that many of my future days may be filled with trouble, but I face them with confidence, for the Lord has delivered me through many storms, and yet I still stand.
Reading through Psalm eighty nine, I happen on a record of God’s past faithfulness, as the Lord’s care for David is recalled. It is unknown who wrote the psalm, with some thinking it may even have been penned by Daniel. Regardless of its origin, I can take from it an eternal sense of peace and confidence, knowing that the God that was with David, is now with those who call upon the name of the Lord.
Even as my body withers, being recalled from order to chaos, I know that one day, the corruptible shall put on incorruption, and I will be made new. Even the world I live in will be reclaimed. My Lord is in control of everything, rising and stilling of the sea, the raising of my spirit, and the stilling of the storms in me.
By grace, I have come to know Jesus the Son, the God/Man, who came to take on the sins of the world. Through Him, I will one day lay my eyes on the very image of the Father. I will see the One who created all these things, in whose hands the entirety of creation exists.
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.”
Colossians 1:15-18 NKJV
The Father sent Jesus to die for my sins, bringing peace where there was war. He tackled the Rahab in me, a poetic type of Egypt, in itself a type and shadow of sin. Jesus went to the cross to free me from the penalty of my systemic wrong doing, and replaced my dead spirit with His living Holy Spirit, giving me the power to overcome future sin.
With all the mayhem occurring in our world, it is a comfort to know that that the earth is the Lord’s, and that one day He will reclaim it, and renew it. I marvel at such a great gift He has given those who believe, for they shall know the new world and rule and reign with Jesus.
Brothers and sisters, let us rejoice in the faithfulness of God, being reminded each day, that He is the One who has given us new life. Let our hearts be filled with love for Him. Let us thank Jesus for giving His life in exchange for ours, taking our sin and death, and giving us righteousness and eternal life.
May we live for Him who died.
We are a blessed people! Let us go and tell all who will hear of this great salvation, of Jesus coming to earth, to live as one of us, being rejected, but faithfully going to the cross.
I regret my sinful life before Jesus. In my darkest moments, when the evil one brings to mind who I once was, I shudder at the pain of the nails piercing Him, and that it was my hand on the hammer. I cry out “why?” Why did Jesus die for me? I am not worth it.
“The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.”
Jeremiah 31:3 NKJV
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
John 3:16-17 NKJV
It is by His grace that we are saved.
May we be faithful to take the message of the Gospel, for we know that we have but a little time.
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