Bible Ballistics: BBs #182 Crying??? Someone Cares!!!
Ever have one of ‘those’ days? Those days when everything seems to go wrong, when you can’t seem to get it right—we all have them on occasion. But when they come—we have a resource, if we’ll but look up and turn to The Lord God Almighty to meet us in our time of need. Rest in HIM!!!
“Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. 4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. 6 Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. 7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.” Psalm 86:3-7
As I was reading through Psalms yesterday, the Lord just made these verses come alive in my heart anew and afresh. You see, I’ve been having one of those seasons of trial, trouble and uncertainty, but when we run to our God,
HE always answers—
HE’s always at home—
He’s always ready to guide our steps,
if we’ll but ask and then listen.
The Psalmist understood ‘those’ kinds of days and I’d like to share some of the highlights of what God spoke to me:
“O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee: 2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry; 3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.” Psalm 88:1-3
God knows when those tears won’t stop!
God knows when we feel like we’re hitting an iron wall!
God knows when the grief and sorrow
make us feel like we’ll just explode
from the pain and pressure within our heart.
God knows when we feel like the world is against us!
In fact Jesus experienced all of those things, and overcame.
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:15
Our Redeemer—He paid the price!
Our Savior—He delivered me with that price!
Our Sacrifice—He was the price!
Our High Priest—He delivered the price!!
Our merciful and compassionate High Priest—
He felt what we feel!
In this flesh—
In this world—that hailed Him on one day
and cried, “crucify Him” a few days later.
In victory by looking to HIS Father.
In overcoming, resurrection power—
which He imparts to us.
To accomplish victory over SIN and DEATH!!!
Therefore, we can lift eternal praises to our God even in the “valley of the shadow of death”!!! Rejoicing in all things because our Lord Jesus Christ has victoriously FINISHED the work of redemption! So,
“I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. 2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.” Psalm 89:1-2
“Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound:
they shall walk,
O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day:
and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
17 For thou art the glory of their strength:
and in thy favour
our horn shall be exalted.
18 For the Lord is our defence;
and the Holy One of Israel is our king.” Psalm 89:15-18
We are truly blessed to have a God who loves us, who loved us enough to redeem us from our sin. And not only redeem us from our sin, but give us victory to overcome through the blood of the Lamb—Jesus is our overcoming power, and His Spirit that He gives to those who are His.
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony..” Revelation 12:11a
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:26-27
We can live in victory, if we will but remember that our God reigns, rules and relieves His children!!! Jesus gives us overcoming power and grace. We must live in light of what HE has already done!
So??? Wherever you are today, remember
that there is one who loves you,
who cares and knows where you are, and
that HE is waiting for you to call on HIM
and rest in HIS strong arms.
“My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
he that keepeth thee will not slumber.”
Psalm 121:2-3 (Read the whole Psalm for an boost of encouragement).
So??? Look up!!! Walk forward!!! Press on!!! Because:
“Your redemption draweth nigh” Lk.21:28 and,
“…greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” 1 John 4:4b
“Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles 20:15b