Bible Ballistics: BBs #202 I Am Safe In God’s Hands!!!
I’d like to share a word of encouragement with you all this morning. We all have things come up that
things that frighten us,
things that alarm us,
things that rock our world.
But what are we to do in these times? We must, I repeat, we must look to the only sure source of comfort, courage, peace and strength—our Lord God Almighty.
He is our rock,
and our total supply for every need—
whether it is a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual need. He is God over all—for HE created it all. He is trustworthy and faithful! He is dependable for all those who come to HIM His way—and that way is Jesus, by grace through faith:
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
And when we come to Him, we can rest assured in His total provision for us no matter the darkness of the night or the heat of the battle:
“But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel,
for I have redeemed thee,
I have called thee by thy name;
thou art mine.
2 When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee;
and through the rivers,
they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
3 For I am the Lord thy God,
the Holy One of Israel,
thy Saviour: ……………..
5 Fear not:
for I am with thee: ……………..” Portions of Isaiah 43:1-5
Isaiah reminded God’s people Israel that God was with them (and He still is), and we can rest in those same promises as those who trust in Jesus—the Redeemer of Israel and all who will believe and follow Him. The scriptures are full of assurances of the sufficiency and faithfulness of God. I’d like to share just a few to encourage and lift us up today, no matter what we may be facing. I have learned by God’s Word and experience that He isn’t hindered by time, space, conflict or crises! He doesn’t need a “cell signal”! He doesn’t need “high speed internet”! Nor does He require a “prime time” spot or a “half-time” announcement!!! God knows where you are, what’s going on, and because He never sleeps—He is there for YOU!!!
Psalm 121 declares God’s faithful ability to sustain us:
“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.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper:
the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:
he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve
thy going out
and thy coming in
from this time forth,
and even for evermore.”
Did you get it? God doesn’t need a nap (even though I do)! And Hebrews 13 reminds us again of this very thing, because God wants us to “get it”!!! To know that you can do the “this” in your life today—God has placed you where you are and He will grant you the grace, strength and courage that you need to persevere and overcome “in that place”. Press on dear ones, press on!!! You are NOT alone!!!
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have:
for he hath said,
I will never leave thee,
nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say,
The Lord is my helper,
and I will not fear what man shall do
unto me.” Hebrews 13:5-6