Lift Us Up LORD
Dear Kindred Spirits in Christ,
Tonight I want to concentrate on the peace of Jesus and the promises of God - and how they can transform our fears, depression and sadness into something uplifting and positive - regardless of what we are experiencing in our daily lives.
The world may be crumbling around us - but God gives us hopeful promises.
Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
So many times, we find ourselves in unwanted situations that bring undesirable consequences. Some of us have felt our lives plummeting downward and felt helpless to stop the outcome. Maybe it was our fault, but maybe it wasn't. Things happen in this fleshly life. Things go wrong. So we take a deep breath, begin praying for help and then do what we can to climb out of the mire.
In 1st Samuel 2:8 it is written: He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory.
Yes! Thank You LORD! God will lift us up and transform our lives in beautiful ways. It may not happen quickly - it might take time and effort on our parts, and above all, faith - but it will happen. Father God does move upon the faith of His people, and if it is within His will, there is nothing that can stop the transformation.
When we are His, loving Him and trying to rectify our errors through repentance and resolve, we can, without reservation, claim Psalm 145:14. The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all those who are bowed down.
This is another of many promises that we can rely upon in times of trouble. Does it matter that the world has gone mad? Does this alter God's promises in the slightest? We all know the answer is a resounding NO. We can sleep well and awake refreshed and uplifted, because God is on His throne and always will be, and Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.