Our Help Comes From the Lord

Psalm 121:1-2 “I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.”

I am grateful to the Lord when I read verses like these. The Word of God asked a question and then gave an immediate answer to it. I find such hope and joy in that. Life brings difficult situations and hard realities when we may least expect them. You might be in a place where you see no hope and are feeling completely rejected. Take a moment to be thankful to the Father for His life giving Words in the Bible.

God’s word says, our help comes from the Lord. I was mediating on those words BUT as I read on I saw MORE to the answer on that helping portion of the verse. Yes, our help comes from the LORD Who made heaven and earth, BUT our helper, sustainer, keeper, is the ONE WHO MADE heaven and earth! He is the Creator. We must then ask ourselves, Is His power diminished that He can’t help us? Is He to weak? Is His arm to short? No and No and NO! He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Our situations can cause our minds to cloud out His glory and immutiblity and think, He is not moving or doing anything, BUT He is. His plans and purposes continue forward and they are always for His glory! We must sit quietly in His Word and on our knees as we allow Him to let us be sifted and tried by affliction. Affliction should drive us toward Him and not away from Him. What a beautiful place to be in the care of our Savior when the winds of trial batter our sails.

Sweet friend, in the midst of today’s difficulty, whatever it may be, remember your suffering Savior. Remember what He did for you at the cross in bringing you salvation. He did that so that you could be reconciled to Him and that you now are in His care. Trust in Him.

Hebrews 12:1-3

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

1 Peter 5:6-7  Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,  casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

Be of good cheer knowing the Lord is your help,

Brandy

Encouraging Your Children in the Gospel

Hebrews 3:12-13 “Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today”, so that none of you will be hardened but the deceitfulness of sin.”

There are times as a mom that I have been frustrated at how many times I have had to tell my children the same things over and over. I feel like there comes a point where they should just “GET IT” and they don’t. This ranges from clean your room to have you done your devotions? I get tired. I get angry. I get heart sad.

God’s Word is merciful to encourage a worn out mom to do the right things. When I read the words, TAKE CARE, my heart melted within me. I knew I had not been taking care of giving the gospel daily to my children as I should have been. I had slacked off in the consistency and focused on the daily pressing needs of life instead. It’s so easy to become tunnel focused on little things and miss the picture God wants us to paint for the gospel to be laid deep in the heart of my children.

God wants us to encourage our children day after day in the things that will soften their hearts toward His Word and the gospel of Christ. If we don’t give them the daily doses of His Word to prepare them for the ups and downs of life and relationship with Him, we are missing it. Psalm 119:11 says, “Your Word have I treasured in my heart, that I might sin against you.” The Words of God are what will keep them from hardening their hearts.

Sojourning with you!

Brandy