We have to remember God’s promise does not mean that if we trust Him we will escape loss or suffering. It means that God Himself will never leave us no matter what we face. We need to constantly voice our trust in Him frequently. This simple act of faith will keep us walking along straight paths with Him.
“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, O LORD, do not abandon those who search for you.” Psalm 9:10
Forsaken! Forgotten! Abandoned! These are the feelings so many believers encounter from time to time, especially during periods of increased pain, bad reports from the doctors, friends who don’t understand, and family who seems to suffer from helplessness and myriad of things. These feelings are real, and they seem to overwhelm us like an ocean’s waves, rising and receding in some form of unearthly, unmetered tempo.
There are two keys unlocking the door to security and assurance even during the seasons of attack: Knowing God and Trusting God.
Knowing God is more than merely acknowledging His existence—it’s a very personal knowledge and pursuit of an intimate relationship through prayer and time in God’s Word. Knowing God is learning His character and understanding who He is and the depth of His love and faithfulness toward us.
Trusting God is more than merely acknowledging that He is in control—nearly everyone will tell you, “God is in control.” But, knowing God is in control by laying down our desires and allowing His plan and purpose to be developed and fulfilled in us is the form of trust to which the Psalmist is referring.
When we seek the Lord, we begin to understand the character of God and His unfailing love in a deeper way. When we seek the Lord, we begin to understand that our lives are secure in His most capable hands regardless of how we feel. When we seek the Lord, we learn to rest in the assurance that we will never be forsaken, forgotten, or abandoned.
Jesus is a safe harbor
I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him.
If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32.
He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips.
I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS!
I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE!
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Thank you my friend, so much for this timely and important message
God Bless you
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