Every day the power of God’s word is priceless when you listen and apply. At times, these words can be a reminder when we start to rely on ourselves or other times His word can be a resurrection when you have tried to live life without Him. I can validate both because I have lived life in both arenas. In our moments of fear, joy, loneliness, and happiness God is with us always. Stories shared through the biblejournal.net connect real stories back to the real word of the Lord. These stories connect us with each other and ultimately back to God. In our conversations, actions, time, and prayers we serve in the name of Jesus who holds it all. This week I have read multiple verses in our scripture that connected with my heart in different moments. Psalm 107 repeats a verse that I’m reminded of as I share the joy I find in the Lord with some loving relatives and faith that He has a divine plan for us.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. Psalm 107:6
I plan to share this link with my two special uncles this morning who I have both talked about God with. My prayer is God touches their hearts and a relationship is established. Enjoy Uncle Carl & Fred!
Our God will and does make a difference in all you do. He is also called the Great Comforter. ( 2 Corinthians 1:3-5). In Psalm 107:6, 107:13, 107:19, 107:28 these words are repeated by various people including those who were lost Psalm 107:4-9, those in the dark Psalm 107:10-16, those who are sick Psalm 107:17-19, and those who are in a storm at sea. Psalm 107:23-27. No matter where you are at spiritually now, God is able to help. He loves us and has grace and kindness for those in distress. God has done it all and we have so much to thank him for. When you live in His presence things are different and you want to tell others. Share the amazing ways he has changed your life.
So if you are lost, confused, hurt, tired, or searching for God He will answer. Anyone can receive the offer of Jesus to satisfy your pain. Jesus is the answer when its hard to get any sleep. The answer when there is loneliness in your heart. Jesus is the Way (John 14:6), the Bread of Life (John 6:35) , and the Giver of rest (Matthew 11:28-30). You can call on him at any moment and receive this life-giving offer.
Thanks for all you do. Thank you for the words that point us to Christ. We come to you in need of rest and renewing of our heart and mind. Help us to trust and be confident in your love for us. We love you! Amen
Today’s Reading: 1 Kings 21; 1 Thessalonians 4; Daniel 3; Psalm 107