Be Thankful

Ok, so I know you feel inundated with people writing about thankfulness and then you saw this. Well, yes it is another but then again is it?   David writes in Psalm 138 humbling himself in God’s loving arms. He recognizes who God reaches closely to and who reaches out but just cannot seem to touch and feel the warm protection of God’s arms. Why does it seem that even in his riches, David consistently humbles himself? He knows God and always looks to Him no matter the circumstance. Yes he made mistakes and even broke the Commandments but God still made good on His promise due to David’s humility and the humiliation that he suffered later in life. God was always with him because of his faithfulness and thanksgiving. David knew who was in control and understood that in his wrongness, God would somehow make things right. 

Some people really miss the boat when it comes to trying to understand why God sometimes allows bad things to occur. We are tested on a daily basis by the Adversary but God will make good from the bad. Not right away and it might take a generation or two but it will happen. As we go about our lives in the world today, stay humble, do your best to do what’s right and even if you fail, remember God is with you and will get you back on track as long as you maintain your faith.  


God, Our Refuge and Strength

Since the eclipse we have seen the earth shatter, rain, freeze, melt, and explode. Brothers and Sisters we cannot let these natural disasters give us doubt that God is not here, He is. Though Psalm 46 actually refers to nations and not the disasters stated, it has relevance now because those disasters have upheaved nations that are for and against Israel. The writer explains through the Spirit that we are not to fear or fret about disasters even as they happen to us because God will take care of those left on the earth as He calls others home. We must not waver but be still for from His Word we shall not be moved.

God is in control and this is all part of His plan and His timing, we can predict all we want but as we have seen numerous times we cannot fully predict the direction of the wind and rain, the depths of the earth, nor the stars in the sky. Though science has come close, it is not exact.

Our refuge and strength is in God, His Word, His truth and Understanding. Our home is in His loving arms. It is in His arms where we worship and praise Him in all things that happen on this place we call our temporary home. It is within His city we shall call home. Blessed be the Lord our God. We are to be still and know that He is God