Bible Ballistics: BBs #653 When I Can’t See The Way???
“What time I am afraid,
I will trust in thee.
4 In God
I will praise his word,
I have put my trust;
I will not fear
what flesh can do unto me.” Psalm 56:3-4
Just a few words today to encourage our hearts in difficult times. We must remember and rehearse what we KNOW about our God—yet how do we KNOW about God? We can only come to KNOW God through Jesus Christ, HIS Son, and once we are born again by faith in the substitutionary, atoning sacrifice of Jesus at Calvary, we are born into God’s family and kingdom. Then we need to avail ourselves of the love letter that God has given us in HIS Word!
It is in The Word of God that we find the revelation of God to our hearts, all that HE wants us to know about Him and our walk of faith with Him. Yet so many are floundering for lack of knowledge about their God. When we don’t have the wisdom, insight and vision of God’s perspective we will lack the ability to press on in confidence—for God IS our confidence; and HE has given us The Word to direct our steps!
“Order my steps
in thy word:
and let not any iniquity
have dominion over me.” Psalm 119:133
Paul directed the young preacher, Timothy to be “in The Word”…it is our source of truth and equips us to accomplish God’s purpose for us each and every day!
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable
for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God
may be perfect,
unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:14-16
How do we acquire this ‘knowledge’—by the commitment of our time to ‘study’ the whole counsel of God!
“Study to shew thyself approved
that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
Oh, how grateful I am for The Word of God, for even when I am afraid, I continually return to what I KNOW, and that is that God keeps His Word, He’s still God, He’s still good, and I will trust HIM! I have walked with HIM for forty-plus years and HE has never failed me. I have failed him again and again, but He has always worked in my life to restore me to fellowship with Him, and I thank Him for His love for me—because of HIS character not mine! And the judge will always be the plumb-line of HIS Word! What are you setting as your standard?
“For the word of God is
and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder
of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner
of the thoughts
of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature
that is not manifest in his sight:
but all things are naked and opened
unto the eyes of him
with whom we have to do.” Hebrews 4:12-13
Where is your heart and mind? Fixed on Jesus, or on your own abilities to run your life? God has given us His precious Holy Spirit to guide, direct and convict us; we have but to yield to His voice, study to know God through His Word, then we can choose wisely, trusting to His care without fear. As the Psalm we started with reminds us, we all have times of fear (and remember that ‘fear’ is simply an emotion, but by God’s power we can rule it, rather than let it ‘rule’ us!), but God has given us the ability to deal with our fears!
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power,
and of love,
and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
The “sound mind” here, means right thinking—thinking with the “mind of Christ Jesus” (See Philippians 2:5-11) which we need to think on! So, walk forward, look up, love God, think right by dwelling on The Word—not the world! God’s Son IS truth, and HIS Word IS truth recorded for us to grow by! Think ON the things of God, not the fears of the world around you!
“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing
let your requests be made known
7 And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts
through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.” Philippians 4:6-8
Blessings on your day!
Amen and Amen!