ROCK (STONE), “WORTH CONSIDERING” 9/11/19, (Across my desk this morning.)
| “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand…”
(Psalm 40:2, NIV)
All of us can look back at things that should have defeated us. Maybe a divorce or a breakup should have taken you down, but look—you’re still standing! That’s the goodness of God. That addiction, all that partying should have killed you, but because of a praying loved one, you’re still standing and becoming freer. Or, maybe you lost a loved one and didn’t think you could go on. You thought you’d seen your best days, but God breathed new life into you. He lifted you out of the pit, put a new song in your heart, and here you are today, still standing.
When you go through difficult things, it’s an opportunity to see the goodness of God shine in the darkness. You see Him lift you up, restore you, promote you and heal you. When you have this history with God, you don’t get discouraged by every difficulty. You don’t fall apart because of a disappointment. You don’t get upset because people are talking about you. You know that God brought you through the darkness in the past, and He is going to bring you through in the future! Rejoice today because you are still standing and headed to the place of total victory!
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, thank You for lifting me out of my difficulty and for helping me stand on solid ground. I trust Your goodness. I know that You are faithful. Help me stay focused on Your victory in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Often in my life, in some kind of an altercation I have had the other party tell me that everyone in town thinks the same as they do. Like carrying a jury in a box with them at all times that agrees with them. I am so very GLAD that we are taught in Holy Scripture to judge nothing before the day. To leave the final judgment to Christ Jesus at the 2nd Resurrection. Here we are sharing on negative judgment but not value judgments as in 1 Cor.6 as we have to make value judgments all the time, every day. The Word of God was given by GOD to help us do exactly that. To know HIS Truth so we could evaluate clearly right from wrong. Of course if we don’t get into the Holy Scriptures for ourselves we can never know for sure. There are many in the world that pervert the meanings in the Holy Scriptures to support their own little ivory kingdoms of this world and many are taken captive by the lies and painfully abused and even lost. Isaiah, long before Christ Jesus came, wrote these words from God, Please read and consider several times:. Isaiah 28: