Daily Archives: March 9, 2015

I’m Here

Fear not … I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. (Isaiah 43:1-2)

I’m right here for you. You’re not alone.” I heard the voice of Peace speak His presence and tenderness into my pain. He heard me. He knew of my plight. He knew I needed a word of encouragement. Not an audible word just a heart whisper. He was right by my side. I knew it as I remembered His Word:The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18).        

There are times when our heavy heart burdens cry so loudly that we struggle to hear the voice of Peace and to remember the unsearchable, inescapable presence of God; times when our prayers seem to go unanswered and our broken situations seem unfixable … and painful. Oh, so painful! We all know ache. We can’t get through this life without knowing ache.

The Bible says that not a tear falls from our eyes that isn’t known to God. (Psalm 56:8)  
He knows all about your heart-burdens. Hear His whisper now. Whispers from His Word … from His heart, “I will never leave you or forsake you. I know your name and have engraved it on the palm of my hand. I hold your tears in a bottle and ache with you. My grace is sufficient and I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. I’m right here.” (Deuteronomy 31:6, Psalm 139, Psalm 56:8, 2 Corinthians 12:9, John 16:33).

Dear Lord, Thank You for reminding me that You are always with me, that You see me and that You hear my prayers. Please help me to know deeper levels of peace today in light of your constant presence.In Jesus’ name,AmenNow It’s Your TurnRead Isaiah 43:1-3,5a. Identify the promises found in this passage. Do you believe that this is the heart of God for all of His children… including you?

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Learning Contentment

I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. Philippians 4:11

There are times when we find ourselves asking, “How can I get this problem to go away?” or “How can I get this irritating person out of my life?” or “How can I change my circumstances?”

Sometimes God will take the problem away. And sometimes God will say, “You know what? You just have to learn to love them.”

The apostle Paul said, “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” (Philippians 4:11). Paul wasn’t saying that he was necessarily satisfied with his present spiritual condition. And though we need to be content with what we have, we should never be content with where we are spiritually. There should always be a bit of restlessness in our lives to want to learn more, to want to grow more, and to want to be transformed more, recognizing there is still a great distance to run in the race of life for each of us.

But notice that Paul used the word learned. He had learned in whatever state he was to be content. Contentment does not come naturally. We need to learn how to be content because we are naturally discontented people.

Despite what adverse circumstances we may be facing, we can learn to be content in the midst of a troubled world.

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God’s Love

Jeremiah 31:3 “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” 

When the eyes of our hearts are opened to the greatness of God’s love, the love of God is poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. It requires divine revelation to KNOW His love – we need the power to grasp it because it surpasses knowledge.

May God continue to show us His love in a mighty way! May He touch us with a new revelation of His love for us.

Lord, let us rely upon and rest in the certainty of Your unchanging love for us, even when we don’t feel it. Help us to see it even in difficult times, to know that it’s always there, regardless of our performance. We thank you for Your love. Let it really sink into our hearts as we’ve never known it before. Open our eyes to see Your love this week… Amen.

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