Bible Ballistics: BBs #180 Help Me, Lord!!!
“Surely he shall deliver thee
from the snare of the fowler,
and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee
with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;” Psalm91:3-5
We all have those days, sometimes many days when we just don’t know how we’ll take another step. But praise be to our God, HE is faithful and HE will see us through. Perhaps not in the way we expected—but HE will see us through to the place that HE has prepared for us. Yes, the heavenly home that HE is preparing for us, but just as importantly, the place of service that HE has for us in the ‘here and now’!
As the Psalmist declares, we can be assured of His work in our lives—
He will ‘deliver’ us–
He will ‘cover’ us—
He is our ‘shield and buckler’ (our armor)—
Therefore we don’t have to be afraid—
By day—Or by night—Or ever!!!
But how do I practice this kind of faith and trust?
By depending on the only FAITHFUL GOD!!!
By knowing HIS Word—
By knowing His character—
By seeking His face in all things—all the time—
We must join with Paul and stand fast in the sovereign trustworthiness of our God!!! I KNOW that I KNOW that I KNOW, that I KNOW! And I do!!!
“Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless
I am not ashamed:
for I know whom I have believed,
and am persuaded
that he is able to keep that
which I have committed
against that day.
13 Hold fast the form of sound words,
which thou hast heard of me,
in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 1:11-13
So, hold fast to HIS Word until “that day”—the day when He calls me/you unto Himself, or comes for us in the air. And yes, I believe in the ‘rapture’! NO, I don’t know when it will be—but I know Jesus told us He will come and “receive you unto myself” (John 14:3). In the meantime I am to keep on “Looking unto Jesus”(Heb. 12:2), and walking forward with HIM, for HIM, through HIS power, and yearning for HIS return. But at the same time, remembering that we are living in the last days (the ‘last days’ started with Jesus, see Hebrews 1:1-3), and in a hostile culture. There is a cost to pay for following Jesus, yet we are not alone, nor are we the first ones to suffer. And though: “…… all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” 2 Timothy 3:12
I KNOW that: “My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2 Trust HIM!!!