Commentary By: Gordon King
Listen to the LORD God and know that He is with you! Do not be afraid, do not fear, for the Lord will neither leave you nor forsake you!
Do you believe these words or are they merely words which have no meaning? Well, I guess that all depends upon if you are a saved, born-again, bible believing Christian!
Trust in the promises of God, have faith in He who formed you from the dust of the earth and listen to His still small voice.
When we are young then we think that we know it all! We often feel invincible, that the world is our oyster, and we can do whatever it is that we set out to do, all on our own. This can be very inspiring to hear, until you get to the last few words: “all on our own”.
We think that we can do it on our own, without the help of God, without trusting in God or even believing in God. This is a self-image adored by the world, made manifest by the world and it’s god, Satan! All about self, self, self, full of pride, arrogance, and blasphemy!
Most of us have been through difficult times in our lives, struggling through adversity attempting to overcome darkness. Just how many of us have done so alone, without God? Has it gotten any better? Have you found that you can do it on your own, without God to help? If so then I feel sorry for you! Why? Because you may never know the love of God, you may never have eternal salvation! Or you may have actually already been saved, but for some reason decided that you could do it better on your own. I have done this and it has always ended in disaster!
When we have Jesus Christ as our Savior, and when we go through trials and tribulations in our life, then we can see that God is with us, and that He has our best interest at heart. We can look back over the years and see the miracles that God has performed in our lives. We can see where we had faith, or lack of faith. Where God allowed us to go through difficult times in our lives in order for us to learn and grow.
Each trial, each tribulation is a learning ground, a time when we should be growing in our faith and relationship with God. What is God trying to teach us, how is He using this situation in order for my good? We don’t always see or know just why God is allowing somethings to happen in our lives, yet He does, and we know it will all work together for our good!
Keep God first, seek God first in all things, and know that He is with you, He shall never leave you nor forsake you!
Have you prayed to God for a miracle? Do you pray everyday for the same thing, hoping that someday soon God will answer your prayer? I have, and I still do, every single day! Don’t give up, pray without ceasing. The good Lord works in His own ways, in His own time, and at His will. Listen to the Lord, pray to Him daily, and follow His lead.
We never really know just what God is up to in our lives, nor do we know why He does some of the things that He does or allows to happen. To God it makes perfect sense, while to us it may seem irrational or even nonsensical, but His ways are not are ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Let us not argue with God, but instead trust in His ways!
God does answer prayer, He does bless those who love and seek Him, and He protects His children. Pray to the Lord with a humble heart, listen to His voice, be still and know that He has your best interest at heart and His will be done!
Love God with all of your heart, trust God in all things, have faith that God will do what He has promised us He will do, and know that He is with you always, even til the end of the earth!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!