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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

In Jesus I Trust – I Will Not Be Afraid!



The Bible – The Good News Translation

Psalm 56:9b-11

9 …………I know this: God is on my side-
10          the Lord, whose promises I praise.
11          In him I trust, and I will not be afraid.
What can a mere human being do to me?

Thoughts:

I love what Matthew Henry had to say in his commentary on these verses: Every true believer may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and then I will not fear what man shall do unto me; for man has no power but what is given him from above. I believe that this is such a great reminder to those of us that place our faith in Jesus Christ, for we know that He had the power to raise the dead back to life, and that He Himself was raised from the dead. Really, whom then shall we fear when we have Jesus as our Guide, our Protector, our Healer, our Deliverer, our Sanctifier and our eternal Savior? Friends, we have it all! So why worry and why be afraid of life’s circumstances? Another scripture reminds us that to be present with the Lord in heaven is actually gain, or a big advantage for the Christian. But let me remind you dear friend, that as long as we are allowed to stay on this earth, we are to confidently represent Jesus and allow Him to faithfully work in and through us so that the world might know that Jesus is alive, because they came into contact with Him through His representative - through us! To my friends reading this who may have never committed your life to my Savior, please acknowledge to yourself that there is no one on this earth who can satisfy your daily hurts and needs, or convince you of your eternal future, like this Jesus of mine. In acknowledging your need for a Savior, won’t you follow through in committing your life totally to Him today? Contact me at the email noted below and allow me to pray with you and give you some guidance in this important decision. I would love to introduce you to my Lord!

Prayer:

Dear Lord, thank You for loving me enough to die on Calvary’s cruel cross just for me. So undeserved, yet You showed Your love for me through ultimate sacrifice. Thank You Jesus! You are by my side daily through all of life’s circumstances, thank You for reminding me in this scripture this morning that I have nothing to fear while living on this earth, because those who oppose me or who may not treat me lovingly, they have no power other than that given to them by You, so of course You have power over them and can stop them at will! What a Mighty God I Serve!!!! Thank You Lord Jesus for accepting me as Your very own when I invited You to be Lord of my life! Please tender the hearts of my friends reading this devotional so that they too may have that same assurance! You are Lord, and above You there is no other! Thank You Jesus for being my Protector, Deliverer and everlasting Savior, and for hearing the cry of this, Your servant, AMEN!


NOTE: If you have been challenged to make a decision today after reading this devotional, please speak with a local Bible Teaching pastor, or contact me at NuggetsFromGodsWord@outlook.com so that we can pray with you and give you help and or encouragement as you begin, or continue your walk with Jesus. Any words underlined above will indicate a link to a song that came to mind as I wrote the devotional. Feel free to click on the link and listen as you continue to read or pray.

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