Bible Ballistics: BBs #563 Greater Than Your Need???
“Ye are of God, little children,
and have overcome them:
because greater is he
that is in you,
that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
I have a few things to share that I pray will encourage your walk with Jesus today. I know some of you are facing dire circumstances, carrying heavy loads, lifting the weight of the world (or it sure seems that way!), enduring seemingly unending trials—yet we have a hope! One of my favorite phrases in the scripture is, “but God”! Oh how grateful I am that God has it; no matter the difficulties I may face, or how my ‘feelings’ seem to waver, no matter the fear, or anxiety, or tears that often flood my soul–God is my safe place, my strong tower, and I’m so glad! May these verses encourage you to “look up”! God’s got this.
“The name of the LORD
is a strong tower:
the righteous runneth into it,
and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10
Jesus calls us to take His “yoke” upon us, simply referring to a harness that joins two animals together to pull the load with the strength of two sharing a load. Jesus wants to share your load.
“Come unto me,
all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Jesus is a Savior who understands our every trial and promises to walk with us all the way. I’d like to close with a few passages that I pray will speak to your heart today, whatever your burden is. For:
God is bigger than your problem—
God is stronger than your heavy burden—
God is greater than any load that you carry—
And HE has promised to ever walk with YOU!
“Let your conversation be
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
“And when these things begin to come to pass,
then look up,
and lift up your heads;
for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28
“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
Amen and Amen!