Psalm 46:1-6 Are You In Trouble? Call On God

Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. 4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. 6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. 7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Are you in trouble? If we could be honest for a moment, I feel safe to say that we all can answer yes to some degree to this question. The world all around us is in trouble. Indeed trouble is in the land called earth. But, in spite of the trouble, regardless of what is going on in the world, God declares on today that He is our strength, our refuge and our present help in the time of trouble for all those who call upon His name.

Troubles that are describes in this text is the roaring of the waters and the shaking of the mountains. The word “roar, is a word meaning tumultuous. A word that describes something being shaken in a violent manner, crushed or destroyed. Even in this great turmoil, God declares to you and I on today that He is still our refuge, strength and a very present help. Trouble is no match for our God! He is the Great “I AM” AND NOTHING TOO HARD FOR HIM!

Though the test, trials and stresses of life may toss us back and forth like a raging sea, though circumstances, disappointments and uncertainties find us each day, though our hopes and dreams sometimes appears to be the opposite of what we expect them to be, God is! Scripture declares in vs#4 that there is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the most high. God is in the midst of her and she shall not be moved.

Whatever it is that you are going through this morning, God is with you and He is able and willing to help you. Call on Him!

Oh what great peace, comfort, confidence and assurance God gives us on today. He is letting us know that regardless of where we may find ourselves on today, we can trust Him for He is indeed our refuge, our strength and our very present help in the time of trouble.

Because God is our refuge and strength Vs#2 says “therefore we shall not fear. In other words, there is no need to fear or worry for God is with us. He has taken up residence inside of us because we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Our bodies are the temples in which He dwells. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

God in peace on today Saints. God is with us! It is time to bounce back from trouble!

Remember:God is a very present help in the time of trouble.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being a very present help in every situation in our lives.

Are you in trouble? Call upon the Lord for He promises to hear and answer your prayer.

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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Matthew 9:27-29 – Jesus Ask The Question Do “YOU” Believe I am Able To Do This?

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Matthew 9:27-29 – As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” 28 When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. 29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; 30 and their sight was restored.

In this text we are given an account of yet another one of Jesus miracles after a simple request from 2 men who were blind. They followed Jesus where he went , asking Him for mercy.

The 2 blind men made their request known unto Jesus. Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. The first step in getting our need met is to make our request known unto the Lord.

God’s Word declares on this morning in Ephesians 3:20 – Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. It is by faith in God that the power of the Holy Spirit worketh in us and through us to produces those things in our lives that are exceedingly abundantly above our ability, request and our comprehension.

When the 2 blind men made these words of confession of faith in Jesus “Yes, Lord,” Jesus touched their eyes and spoke these profound words of healing over them “According to your faith let it be done to you”; In other words, you have received what you believe you could have. According to your faith, be it unto you!

With just one touch, Jesus restored the sight of these 2 men according to their faith. Where is your faith on this morning? What is your impossible situation? What mountain in your life that seems too high for you to climb? Jesus can climb it! What valley seems too low on this morning? Jesus can go under it. Have you asked Jesus to show you mercy on this morning? He can and He is willing and able to do it.

Do you stand in need of mercy on this morning? God is the God of all mercy and He is willing to give it to all who would come to Him by faith believing that he is able to do it. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

As Jesus said to these 2 blind men, He is saying the same to you and I on today “be it unto you according to your faith”! Where is your faith? Ask and it shall be given, seek and ye shall find, knock and the door shall be open. Call on the Lord for He will hear and answer our prayers.

Will you trust Him on today?

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you.

I love you all with the love of Christ!

Debra

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Galatians 6:7 Be Very Careful Of The Seeds That You Sow

Galatians 6:7 – Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.

Be very careful of the seeds you sow. Why? Because what you sow, you are guaranteed to reap. In other words, what you plant in life is what you reap in life.

Let’s listen to what the word of God says about sowing and reaping. We all are sowing daily either to the flesh or the spirit. Galatians 6:8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. To sow to the flesh leads to destruction but to sow to the spirit (things of God) is life everlasting.

The sins of the flesh will take you farther than you want to go, cost you more than you want to pay, and keep you longer than you intended to stay.

What are you sowing? Is it benefiting your spirit man or your flesh? Who has full reign in your life? You or God?

If you sow bean seeds, you will reap beans, if you sow apple seed, you will reap apples, if you sow discord, division, and strife, the same will you reap. If you sow love and kindness, love and kindness is what you will reap.

Think of life and every decision we make. As a farmer goes out to sow in his garden to plant the fruit and vegetables he desires and expects a return on the same thing that he planted, so it is with us as humans. As we daily walk through life, every choice we make and our every deed is going to give us a return on what we sow at harvest time in our lives. Be it good deeds or evil deeds, we are sowing seeds that are guaranteed to come back to us.

God’s Word declares on today that you reap what you sow.

Let’s listen to what a few of the wise men of the bible has to say about sowing and reaping.

Job 4:8 My experience shows that those who plant trouble and cultivate evil will harvest the same.

Proverbs 22:8- Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.

Jeremiah 17:10 – “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”

Psalms 1:1-6 Psalm 1:1-6 – Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

2 Thessalonians 1:6 Since indeed God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you. In other words, you reap what you sow.

Apostle Paul felt the need to warn the Galatians with these powerful words. He wanted them to be assured of the fact that whatever they sowed, they will indeed reap.
He sends them a stern warning “do not be deceived”. Deceive= (webster) of a person) cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage;to mislead by a false appearance or statement;

Biblical definition of deception=The definition of deception consists of using a lie to promote something that is not of value. Someone that deceives is a scammer. The intent of deception is to exchange something of inferior value for something that is of value. From a Christian perspective it is the eternal things of God that provide the most value in our lives. We deceive ourselves and others when we value temporary, material things over spiritual things. Deception leads us away from God because God is the God of truth and He will not associate Himself with liars and deceivers.

If you get nothing else from this teaching on today, remember this: You will reap what you sow! Oh what great words of comfort for those who sow to the spirit and not to the flesh.

Be very careful of the seeds you sow because there is a guaranteed return at harvest time on the seeds you have sown.

Stay focus, keep God first, keep trusting and keep believing. God’s Word will never lead you wrong. Stick with it!

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for His Holy Spirit who leads, guides and direct us into all truth and righteousness.

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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Psalm 46:10 Be Still And Know That God Is God

Psalm 46:10 10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Be still for we are limited in what we can do. Our text on today encourages us to reflect on what God can do in the face of what we are unable to do.

God’s people are commanded to “be still” in this verse.To be still spiritually not physically. A call to spiritual serenity, even in the storms and fires of life. A call to submission to the Word of God for it is there where we will find peace, protection and rest.

When we learn to be still, we can rest in the knowledge of God’s Word, knowing that His Word is true and that it will never return back to God void for He will bring to pass whatever He speaks. Isaiah 55:11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

To be still also means to not be disheartened or weak, but to take courage in God. Psalm 100:3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are His people, the sheep of his pasture.

As chaos, deception, envy, hate, violence, distrust, etc. all seems to rage in the world all around us, the call from God to the believers on today is “be still”! Do not waiver in your faith, but trust God for He declares to you and I on today that He is God. Isaiah 45:5a I am the LORD; there is no other God.

As believers in Christ, we have incredible spiritual gift on the inside of us called the “Holy spirit” that cannot be taken away or destroyed. When life gets you down, remember to thank God for the benefits of the Holy spirit that we enjoy daily because of our relationship with Christ.

Put your hope in God, not in man nor our abilities. We are warned against putting our trust in man. Let’s listen to psalm 146:3 Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there, for man can not save you.

When the earth shakes, water roars, mountains quake, nations rage, war begins to rise, persecution on every hand, rebellion, deceit and crafty operations all around, “be still and know that God alone is God. In spite of all the noise and chatter around you “be still” and know that God is God.

Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for God is with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

To hear God’s voice, we must be quiet and be still. It is in the heart and soul of man where God speaks. Listen for Him on today for you will hear Him speak concerning you.

Romans 8;35-39 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Whatever is thrown at you today, “Be still and know that God is God”! You already have the victory through Christ Jesus.

As you “be still” on today, remember this: Isaiah 54:17 – No weapon formed against you shall prosper,And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
God shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,”Says the Lord.

Be still and know that God is God!

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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Psalm 37:1-9 Fret Not Thyself Of Those Who Appear to Prosper In Doing Evil

Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. 3 Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this. 6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,your vindication like the noonday sun.7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.

As we look throughout the world today, evil is everywhere. We see it in communities, families, our nation, work places, homes and abroad. Evil and deceitful acts of satan in how he uses people to do his evil work is in great numbers.

Evil has caused the hearts of many to become waxed cold towards God, His Gospel and His people. Matthew 24:12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. Doing what is right in my own eyes have taken front seat in the lives of many. Oh, what a dangerous place to be. A place where many have been deceived into believing that they can willfully operate in evil deeds and it will go unpunish.

God begs to differ on today! Do not pay evil for evil saints. Romans 12:19-Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD.

Fret not thyself of those who do evil, but instead trust in God. Believe it or not, every evil deed is seen by God. Nothing is hidden from the eyes of God. Every wicked and evil scheme will be brought to the open and dealt with by God in the open. Matthew 10:26 “But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. Therefore, fret not and never set out for revenge again those that have done evil against you! God just told us, “He got it”!

As believers, we must understand what is happening in the world today. Jesus declares these words in Matthew 10:22 – You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. John 15:19-If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

Yes, it may look like evil is winning, but believe it or not, it’s not! God holds all power in His hands. Psalm 62:11 God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to you;

Because of who God is, because of who we are in Him, God declares today that we have no need to fret nor attempt to repay evil for evil. He calls us on today Saints, to trust Him, believe His Word and watch Him work on our behalf.

Are you being attacked by the enemy? Fret not! When Israel was crossing the red sea and the enemies of Pharaoh’s army pursued them, yes,they were afraid, but God spoke a word to them that day through Moses and he is speaking this same word to all of you who are being attacked in someway by the evilness of this world. Let’s listen to what God said then to Israel through Moses and to us on today through His Word (Bible) in Exodus 14:13- “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again.

Remember, the battle is not our’s for it belongs to God. Our enemies will one day be cut off. We shall look for them one day and shall see them no more.

Be encouraged on today regardless of what you may be going through. God is Sovereign! He is in control of everything. If He allows it, He has a purpose for it. Rest in God and in the Power of His Might!

Fret not thyself because of evildoers for payday is coming after while. You will indeed reap a harvest if you faint not.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being our Shelter and our Mighty Fortress. The battle has already been fought and Jesus already won the victory over 2k years ago at Calvary. We have a reason to rejoice on today saints. Be encouraged in the fire!

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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Psalm 50:15 Seek God In Your Time Of Trouble

Psalm 50:15 – And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

The Children of Israel was delivered and lead out of Egypt by God. Egypt had been a place of great distress, bondage, burden and weariness for God’s people, but God!
He heard their cries when they called upon Him and He delivered them out of their troubles.

This same God, our God who delivered Israel is willing to do the same for you and I on today for scripture declares that He changes not. He is the same yesterday today and forever. What God was able to do back then, He is still able and is still doing today. He is delivering those that are calling upon His name and they in turn are giving Him the glory for it.No more look at me, but look at what the Lord has done!

What should we do when trouble seems to be all around us? Where shall we turn to? To whom shall we run to? As the saints of old would sing “where could I go but to the Lord!

Does trouble appears to be on every hand in your life? Are you feeling discouraged, distressed, depressed, on edge, easily angered or short tempered because of life’s circumstances? Are you weary? Do you eel like giving up? If so, then I have good news for you today!

God commands us to call on Him today in our time of trouble. He promises that if we do, He will hear us, deliver us from our troubles, He will show us great and mighty things and in return we shall glory Him for what He has done on our behalf. Oh, what a promise that our God gives us on this morning Saints!

Trouble in the home, trouble in the marriage, trouble in the family, trouble with your children, trouble at work, trouble in your soul, trouble in your heart, trouble in your mind? Call upon the Lord for He promises to hear and answer your prayer.

We are not free from the troubles of life, neither do we live in a world that is free from trouble. Let’s listen to what God’s Word declares concerning trouble. Job 14:1 – “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble. 2 Timothy 3:12 – 12 Yes, and those who decide to please Christ Jesus by living godly lives will suffer at the hands of those who hate him.

Has the troubles of life found you yet? If not, Keep living! Trouble is no respecter of person. It does not need our permission to find us, nor does it makes an announcement to us that it is coming for it just shows up.

Jesus Himself declares that we will have trouble. Let’s listen to John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Jesus came that you and I may have life and have it more abundantly.

Do not be afraid, for God is our Strong Tower. He is our Mighty Fortress!

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble. Because God is our very present help in trouble, we must do as we are commanded in Hebrews 4:16 – So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

Just as God saved the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and bondage, leading them every step of the way through the red sea to the land of promise, He will do the same for us on today. He is willing to deliver us from slavery to the sins and temptations that we face on a daily basis. Nothing is too hard for God for He is indeed the God of the impossible?

What is troubling you on today? What has made itself appear to be bigger than your God on today? Call upon the Lord! I promise you that if you do, He will hear and answer you because He promises to do just that.

When God has done that which He promise in delivering us, please remember to give Him the praise, glory and honor He is due. It is He that has saved us and not we ourselves.

Psalm 107: 13-15 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. 14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.15 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

2 Samuel 22:7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and He did hear my voice out of His temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

Trouble in your life? Call upon the Lord for He promise to hear and answer your cry.

Matthew 6:33 – 33 Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being a promise keeper, even in the time to trouble.

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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Psalm 119:105 The Word Of God Is A Guiding Light

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Psalm 119:105 – Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Do you hear what God’s Word is declaring to you and I on today? It declares that it is a lamp to our feet and a light that will guide our path in this life.

Scripture clearly shows us that source of the lamp and light is the Word of God. There is no other way around. We all must come in at the door. Apart from the Word of God there can be no salvation. Romans 10:17 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of God.

The Word of God is the Christian life support, our oxygen tank, our feeding tube, our guiding light, etc.

The problem in the world today is that too many people’s feet are not being guided by God’s lamp (Word), therefore, because of a lack of God’s Word in their lives, they are walking the path of darkness instead of the path of light that is lead by God.

The Word of God! As Christians, we must search it, study it and obey it for it is indeed a lamp to our feet and a light to our path in life. The Christian who truly desires to follow God’s will for his or her life will search the Word, obey it and follow the path that Word of God leads them to for indeed it is a lamp t our feet and a light to our path.

Is it your desire to be lead by God? Are you willing to let him be a lamp to your feet and a light to your path? Are you the one who is being guided by the lamp and light of God’s Word?

The Word of God is light for where we are and where we are going. It is like a lantern, which sheds light on our path, amid the darkness of the night, to direct our feet every step of the way.

The Word of God! We must hunger and thirst for it. Why? The Word of God is where the blessings and treasures of life are stored. Matthew 5:6 -Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: Man can not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

The Word of God being a lamp to our feet and a light to our path is picture of a person walking in darkness with a lamp to light his way. The Word of God is light! It helps us see where we are going as we follow and obey it. As we continually follow the light of God’s Word, it is always in front of us, leading us every step of the way to the place where God has destined for us to be.

Without the light of God’s Word we will continue to stumble in the dark. We will never make it to our destination because we will not be able to see our way out of where we are. It is the light of God’s Word that illuminates our path.

How we keep our lamps burning? By continuing in obedience to the Word of God.

God’s Word is God’s clear instructions, statuses and commands that we all MUST acknowledge, receive and obey. We can not turn to the right or to the left. We must walk in obedience to all God commands so that you and I may live, prosper and have long life.

Deuteronomy 5:32 – 32 So Moses told the people, “You must be careful to obey all the commands of the Lord your God, following his instructions in every detail. Why? The Word of God is a “Guiding Light.”

It is the word of God that equips us for God’s work. It is the Word of God that sustains us, it is the Word of God that gives life to the dead soul, it is the Word of God that scripture claims to be in the beginning, the Word that is and always will be everlasting in John 1:1 -In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

It is the Word of God that has the power unto salvation. It is the Word of God that has lead all of us off of a dark path to the light of the Gospel. Indeed it is the Word of God that saved you and I, for scripture declares in Romans 1:16b The Word of God is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

John 1:1 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 15:7 – 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will[a] ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

The Word of God is a guiding light! Are you being lead by it? Or, are you still walking in darkness?

Psalm 119:105 -Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. Without His Word, we all would die, so thank Him on today saints.

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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