Bible Ballistics: BBs #290 A Very Present Help!!!
Our God reigns!!! No matter what today is bringing your way—God hasn’t been caught off guard, though you may have been. Just as God knew what HE was doing in Job’s life, He is working His work in us. And His goal is to make His own children into the image of The SON, Jesus Christ.
“And we know that
all things work together
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”
And what is that purpose? It’s not random or erratic, but God’s purpose is for all of His own to be made like Jesus!
“29 For (because)
whom he did foreknow,
he also did predestinate
to be conformed
to the image of his Son,
that he might be the firstborn
among many brethren.
whom he did predestinate,
them he also called:
and whom he called,
them he also justified:
and whom he justified,
them he also glorified.
31 What shall we then say to these things?
If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:28-31
Our God is working to conform us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ; to bring us to glory, that God will be glorified in us, so that the world may see and know that HE is real and working in this world to bring people to the cross!!! We’re the vessels of HIS message to the world; the message is:
“For God so loved the world,
that he gave
his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world
to condemn the world;
but that the world
might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned:
but he that believeth not
is condemned already,
because he hath not believed
in the name
of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18
God loves us so much that “HE GAVE” His Son to die for a world lost and dying in sin! But we must believe in Him—there is no other way to God—and when we believe in Him and experience the new birth that Jesus mentioned in the first portion of this chapter, then that new birth brings us into an eternal relationship of “life” with The Living God Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ. And when we belong to Jesus we have access into His presence continually to find the help we need to live life victoriously each and every day.
“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed,
and though the mountains be carried
into the midst of the sea;
3 Though the waters thereof roar
and be troubled,
though the mountains shake
with the swelling thereof. Seals.” Psalm 46:1-3
Loving and serving the creator of this world/earth, we can be confident in His sovereign authority. And because Jesus has come and accomplished redemption for those who will come to Him, we have an advocate with the Father who never leaves us alone. NEVER!!!
“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.
16 Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help
in time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16
And serving The “Living” God, we can trust to His perpetual care for us—always working to conform us into HIS image.
“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25
So take heart, look up, and trust in The One who cares for you, and remember dear ones—HE KNOWS where you are!!!