Friday, May 21, 2010
Quiet Moments With God -- Out of the Wreck I Rise!
This title comes from one of the daily devotions in the book, "My Utmost For His Highest". It is powerful. As I read the devotional on that day, I was led to Psalm 91:1-2, 4, 14-16. God's Word swept over me in a mighty way. As I read the verses I sobbed.
In the past weeks and months I've had moments, sometimes days, when I felt hopeless. I felt despair. I was angry. Trapped. I've been fighting a battle that presents itself in physical disability and pain, but the real battle is in my spirit.
I have feared there is no way back to good health. And maybe there isn't. Maybe I will have to wait for heaven. But I know this, that as I read God's Word and stand in His presence I grow stronger. I find hope. And I know that no matter what my physical condition I have all I need. God is with me. He stands with me. I am never alone. He fights this battle with me. And in the midst of it, He will carry my burden.
Here is the Word of God. Psalm 91:1-2 says, "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust." Verse 4 -- "He shall cover you with His feathers; And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler." Verses 14 - 16 "Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known my name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him. And show him My salvation."
The power of God's Word is mighty!
My hope is in God! He is my refuge and my fortress. When I am afraid, afflicted, hopeless, He lifts me--out of the pit of despair, fear, and suffering.
In God alone will I trust!
Beneath His wings I will abide and there I am safe and given ease. I am not alone, but lifted up. He will lead me and show me the way. He gives me wisdom to do what is BEST, not only what is good.
Time with Him, seeking Him, loving Him and resting in Him is my comfort. And He is your comfort too.
Grace and peace to you from God.