Thankful = Happy!
“Happy are those who have The God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in The Lord their God. The Lord lifts the burdens of those bent beneath their loads.” Psalms 146:5-10(NLT). “He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds. He counts the stars and calls them all by name. How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension. The Lord supports the humble. The Lord’s delight is in those who honor Him, those who put their hope in His unfailing love.” Ps. 147. “Happy indeed are those whose God is The Lord.” Be Happy. Rest in Him. I’m praying for you.
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Thankful = Happy!
Listen or Drift.
“So we must listen very carefully to the Truth we have heard, or we may drift away.” Hebrews 2:1. We slowly leave God, a little bit at a time. “But Christ, the faithful Son, was in charge of the entire household. And we are God’s household, if we keep up our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ. That is why the Holy Spirit says, ‘Today you must listen to His voice. Don’t harden your hearts’…” Heb.3:6-8. “For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ. But never forget the warning, ‘Today you must listen to His voice. Don’t harden your hearts’…” Heb. 3:14-15. For only we who believe can enter His place of rest…’Today you must listen to His voice. Don’t harden you hearts’…There is a special rest still waiting for the people of God.” Heb.4:3-11.(NLT) Don’t Drift, and you will remain strong and confident. Don’t Drift, and you will share with Christ. Don’t Drift, and you will find rest. Listen to the voice of God. Today. I’m praying for you.
Happy? Are you kidding? Psalms 84:12″O Lord Almighty, HAPPY are those who trust in you.” Ps.84:5-7″HAPPY are those who are strong in The Lord, who set their MINDS on a pilgrimage…When they walk through the Valley if Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs, where pools of blessings collect after the rains! They will continue to grow strong, and each of them will appear before God.” Ps.94:17-19 “Unless The Lord had helped me, I would soon have died. I cried out ‘I’m slipping’ and your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me. When doubts filled my MIND, your comfort gave me renewed hope and CHEER.” 2 Thessalonians 2:13-16 “We are thankful that God CHOSE YOU…to experience salvation, a salvation that came through the Spirit who MAKES YOU HOLY and by your belief in the truth, He called you to salvation…Now you can share in the glory of our Lord Jesus. Stand firm and keep a strong grip. May our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loved us…comfort your hearts and give you strength.” “Your unfailing love is better for me than life itself!” Ps.63:3. Now that’s happiness. I’m so praying for you.
What’s going on here? Is God out to lunch? Psalms 73:11. This is the questions Asaph had. Vs.1 “No doubt about it! God is good-but I nearly missed it I was looking the other way. Vs. 11-14 ” Nobody’s tending the store. The wicked get by with everything… I’ve been stupid to play by the rules.” Vs. 20 “Then in the blink of an eye, disaster!! A blind curve in the darkness, and-NIGHTMARE!” Vs. 21-28 ” When I was beleaguered and bitter, I was totally ignorant and dumb in your presence. But I’M STILL IN YOUR PRESENCE. You have taken my hand. You wisely and tenderly lead me and then you bless me. When my skin sags and my bones get brittle, GOD IS ROCK-FIRM and FAITHFUL! God is the strength of my heart.” Life sometimes seems unfair and is hard. Remember. Remember that God is FAITHFUL. You are in HIS presence even when you can’t see him. Just like Asaph. His arms are wrapped around you. Praise God that he loves us unconditionally!!!! I’m praying for you.
It’s Hard. When you can’t go on-“Don’t ever forget those early days when you first learned about Christ. Remember how you remained faithful even though it meant terrible suffering.” Hebrews 10:32. God keeps His promises. He made a promise to Israel-“Sharon will become a pasture for flocks, and the Valley of Achor a resting place for herds, for my people who seek me.” Isaiah 65:10. Promise fulfilled- In Acts 9, Peter, in Jesus Name, healed a paralytic. Vs. 35″All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to The Lord.” Hebrews 10:35-36 “Do not throw away this confident trust in The Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now so you will continue to do God’s will. Then you WILL receive all that He has promised.”(NLT) “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus whom our faith depends from start to finish.” Hebrews 12:2 Jesus promised we will “go through” trials. We will not “stay” in them. I’m praying God will comfort you.
No matter what=God’s Unfailing Love! Nothing can rip us from His Unfailing Love! Psalms 94:14-18 “The Lord will not reject His people; He will not abandon His own special possession. Unless the Lord had helped me I would soon have died. I cried out “I’m slipping” and your UNFAILING LOVE, O Lord supported me.” Ps.90:8-14 ” You spread out our sins before you-our secret sins… O Lord come back to us…Satisfy us in the morning with your UNFAILING LOVE” Ps 86:5 “O Lord, you are so good so ready to forgive, so full of UNFAILING LOVE for all who ask your aid.” Ps.146-147 “The Lord Lifts the burden of those bent beneath their loads… He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds…His understand is beyond comprehension…The Lord’s delight is in those who honor Him, those who put their hope in HIS UNFAILING LOVE.” Be God’s delight- trust His Unfailing Love. I’m praying for you!
Firm Faith! “Believe firmly in God and your lives will be firm.” 2 Chronicles 20:20. Israel was blessed by God. But they turn from God because they committed 2 sins. “For my people have done two evil things: They have forsaken me-the fountain of living water. And they have dug for themselves cracked cisterns that can hold no water.” Israel forgot all that God had done for them. They forgot that God supplied everything. And they tried to work out all their problems on their own and they failed. Isaiah 7:9 “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. ” 1 Kings 18:22 “How long will you waver between two opinions? If The Lord is God, follow Him.” Isaiah 8:11-15 “The Lord has said to me in the strongest terms: Do not think like everyone else does. Do not be afraid…Do not fear anything except The Lord Almighty. He alone is the Holy One. If you fear Him, you need fear nothing else. He will keep you safe.” Israel’s faith failed. They tried to fix life on their own. Pray that we – LET GOD AND LIVE!!! Praise Him!