Friday, November 13, 2009

Are You Delivered?

Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. Psalm 107: 6

(This is in reference to Psalm 107: 6,13,19,28.)

I won't go into the story behind this chapter, but you will see where I am going with it on a personal basis for each one of us.

Ever wonder why we tend to trust in ourselves, others and  the things of this world than to trust and put our complete faith in our Lord God who loves us more than we could ever fathom? If you look at this in Psalm and read the entire chapter, you will notice thing, which I did.

Four times it is mentioned in Psalm 107, and the Lord got me on verse 6. As I read on (I saw it 4 times), it tells me 4 times the LORD expects us to cry out to Him in our times of trouble.  Not just 4 times, but I think the emphasis on the four times is for us to see our need for Him all the much more as the day approaches of His soon-to-be return. We are to trust Him more, be faithful to Him  more in all things, surrender to Him all the more, and be in obedience and subjection to Him even more due to the temptations of the world.  We are not to be under rule by the world and  its standards of godliness, truth, righteousness and purity. We are to KNOW we have a wonderful Saviour who can lead us out of all turmoils, problems, and troubles IF only we ignore the pleas of this world's offer, turn to Christ, give in  and follow HIS pleas.  We also are to serve Him, not faint and be weary in well-doing for Him.

When we are troubled by the things that we let bother us; what we think about how hard some Bible studies may be and WE CAN'T TAKE THE WORKLOAD AND RESPONSIBILITY; what others think of us; the opinions of our Pastors, families, relatives, friends and co-workers, though may be good and in good intentions; if not God and Christ led their opinions, they will just sway us in the opposite direction that the Lord has given to us to follow, HIS DIRECTION FOR US. The song, Where He Leads Me I Will Follow, should be our plea to Jesus Christ our LORD.

When we cry in our troubles and afflictions, as so many times I have, we come to the place where we feel all is lost and there is no hope.  We feel useless and we tire of working so hard that we can't take it anymore. We feel like giving up.  BUT, in those times, the Lord has delivered me out of my distresses.  Why? Because I put my faith and trust back in Him!  I rely more on Him than I did before. 

As a born again Christian, I am very weak in many areas of my walk with our Lord.  Yet I know He is faithful to help me through all areas of my life, but only if I put my whole trust, whole faith, whole surrenderedness, and whole self to Him.  I must allow Him to use me for His will and purposes. 

What I find of utmost importance is to PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.  Without prayer none of us will ever have that relationship with Him that we think we have.  He desires us to be more like Him in all ways.

Friends, cry out to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ now and allow Him to be the focal point of and in your life.  Make Him have control over you. Allow Him to be your first in all things.  Let Him deliver you out of all depths of despair, problems, troubles, and negativeness. Look up and around you. He will stand beside you to help you in your walk with Him. Don't ignore Him and His plea for you to come back to His loving arms.  He is holding out to you. Enter into His haven of rest where He shall lift you up out of the pit and set your feet on solid ground.  He will establish your goings and set you forth on the right path to the best riches you can have.  There, you will be in a heavenly home in glory  where He is preparing a place for you.  Amen.

(c) November 2009, Michael Carey

1 comment:

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

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