Psalms Chapter 34
17 [The righteous] cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD [is] nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
There are times in this world when situations will come to test the faithful. This is a fallen world, and there are many people walk about causing situations of turmoil. Be it they know it or not. Or even care of they do or not.
They will discourage many and lead them to feel that GOD is not listening, when HE is. HE does hear us and does see what is going on. We need to lean on HIM and not of our own understanding of what is going on in front of us. As humans we can not see the whole picture of things and do not have the wisdom or physical capacity to do so. So this is where our faith is tested and it will pull us through as it grows.
We do not have to worry about what we may “think” our enemy will do or is doing and how it will affect us. Yes you will hear people say evil things about you or what they will do to you. And even try to gang up on you with their friends and fellow evil doers. They are lied to and are led to do evil through the father of all lies and stories. They will use his age-old tactics to bring you down. Make you feel like you have no hope, no one loves you, or you have no friends. That you are all alone with no hope. But his is a solid lie. Remember FATHER GOD is a friend to all who love HIM and so is HIS son JESUS. They are believers bestest friends ever!!!
Evil is evil, a lie is a lie, fake is fake and the evil one will come at you and everyone else here on this earth to distract us from the truth that comes from our heavenly FATHER GOD and HIS beloved son JESUS.
Those that are lost and may think they have great power in politics, business and even on Churches if they are not right with GOD they will have to answer to HIM. Just like the rest of us. They will act as though they are GOD, they have no faith in HIM and feel they can do what ever they please because they were not caught in the evil they do and punished. That no bolt of lightning has come down from the sky to strike them down…yet. They are cocky and mean to everyone that is in their circle.
If you work with people like this they can harass you all day long make you hate your job and feel like you are walking around with a heavy burden. But see when you get like this your faith light or battery I should say is in trouble, your faith battery needs to be charged with the HOLY SPIRIT so you can be strong and make it through what they enemy is trying to throw at you to knock you down.
Here is where the word of GOD can get you going again fully charged and rearing to go!
Ephesians 6:10-18 (KJV)
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
I know many of us will go through things right after we have been in Church as have heard an encouraging message from the Pastor. It made you feel warm and happy with the feeling that you have been touched by the LORD. And as you are driving home with your family down the road still glowing from the feeling you recieved in church, a driver cuts you off and gives you the middle finger while cussing at you.
That is the evil one trying to steal your joy you are feeling and put anger in your heart and even to hate that person that drove past you like that. But just remember that is not from the LORD and you are on the right tract to total salvation. Your faith is increasing and the evil one is trying to decrease it. Keep your peace and just move on.
The evil one is very cunning, and was there when all of mankind was created and knows our flaws. For we are souls with flesh, not flesh with a soul. The souls with in us is where the faith stems from, and the flesh is weak and has to be in check every second of the day. We can not do this alone to get saved on our own, so this is why we all need JESUS. JESUS is the key to heavens gate, and our leader to the path of righteousness.
No matter what age you are in right now reading this. I know if you are a child going to school at home on vacation you too have met up with kids in school that have been very mean to you and seek to fight you. But these kids are lost souls too. They need the LORD, and maybe they are not taught anything about salvation and the love of JESUS.
When you are an adult in an office with co-workers. They are the same evil but at a different age with a different face. They seek to fight too, or even get you fired so you will not have a means to take care of your self, pay your bills and have a place to stay. Pure evil intentios from these people. But just be aware that with the GOD we serve, HE will not leave us in the hands of the evil one to suffer. Nope. He will protect us for it is in HIS word.
Psalm 37King James Version (KJV)
37 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.
18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
These words that GOD says in the Bible will encourage us. The people back in the Bible times went through the same things you and I are going right this very minute. I do so love reading the word of GOD for I feel like HE is talking directly to me. Giving me the comfort that I need 24/7. We need to stay in prayer so that we can hear the encouragement that GOD is trying to give to us.
If you are ill, stay in prayer and let GOD into your heart and stay with you and don’t give up. And praise HIM now, and after when you are healed too!
If you are jobless, stay in pray and let GOD lead you to where you need to be, you never know what beautiful plan HE has for you to get the job you need and will love.
So whatever situation you are in, stay in prayer. Keep your faith. Trust in the LORD 24/7. Dont …..give…..up!!!
If you are harassed in the work place, church, school, or walking down the street just minding you own business…stay in prayer and know that all negative things are not from GOD. They are lies coming from he evil one.
Pray for wisdom, discernment, protection, faith, healing, safety not only for yourself but for all of your family and loved ones too. Pray for your enemies to be saved, you maybe the only one here on earth that will pray for them.
May you all have a blessed, happy, and healthy New Year 2018!
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