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Thursday, October 2, 2014

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The Holy Bible

 
1 I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
2  My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth!
3  He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.

(New Living Translation: Psalm 121:1–3)

Thoughts:


There are so many help aids available to us via books, or Google or any of the other online search engines that we can easily become a bunch of do-it-yourself professionals. However friends, I don't know of any cases where someone may have called for prayer, and they indicated that they have searched every online search engine for help and they have failed, so now they are turning to God for help! This may sound humorous friends, but way too often we try everything else before we finally look to God for help. David asked a rhetorical question about whether he should look to the hills/mountains for help, but like David, we must always look way beyond the hills for our help, for our help can only come from the Lord, the One who makes all earthly things. Now one thing that we must be cautious about, is that when we ask our parents for something, most of the time we don't receive it immediately. This God that we serve, knows exactly what is best for us and the best timing for us to receive those things. Sometimes the response may be immediate while other times delayed to a more appropriate time. This Psalm teaches us to be comforted in always knowing where our help comes from in its perfect form and timing. Unlike times when we go to the internet for help where we might find it down, our God is always available to us! This is an exciting reminder friends! This is reassuring to Christians, and although this may sound strange to those who have not yet placed their faith in our God, it is vital that we share our experiences with them so that they too might have a desire to meet our Jesus, know Him personally, and experience the comfort of knowing that He is always available and comforting to us in every circumstance.

Prayer:


What a comfort it is to know You as my Lord and Savior, dear Jesus! Thank You for being there for me at all times and in every circumstance. May I learn to always depend in, and trust You during the good times in my life and especially in the challenging times. Thank You for hearing my cry and answering my prayers. I appreciate Your perfect timing as I have become so impatient in this instantaneous world that I live in. Please touch the hearts of those that will be led to this devotional today. May they too find comfort and peace in knowing You, or a deep desire to accept You as their Lord and Savior so that they may experience this peace of which I speak about. I ask this in the precious name of Jesus, my wonderful Lord and Savior, AMEN!


 

FOOTNOTE: 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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