Thought For Today - November 30 - Kept In The Love And Care Of God !
Thought For Today = November 30 - Kept Secure In The Love And Care Of God !
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Kept Secure in the Love and Care of God!
"O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my down sitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thoughts afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well." Psalm 139: 1-14.
How wonderful and comforting it is to know and have the assurance that we are always in God's thoughts, and that he is ever mindful of us and is thinking of us. He knows our down sitting and uprising and knows all our thoughts afar off.
We cannot escape from God's spirit, nor God's care for us, nor do we want to. When we awake in the morning he is immediately with us, and when we lay our head on our pillow at night, we know that all is well for he gives his angels charge over us and keeps us while we sleep. Because God loves us so much and takes such good care of us, let us love God with our whole heart and soul as he gives us the grace to do so, and let us love his word and want to be obedient to his commandments.
Let us love one another as Christ loves us, and let us care for one another as God cares for us and meets our needs. Let us hate the things that God hates and love the things that he loves.
God has a will and plan for each of our lives from the very beginning of our conception. All aspects of our lives, our personality, and each step that we would take were contained in the embryo of our beginning in God.
Are we living in the light of God's love and care, and forgiveness, and God's strength, or are we dwelling in darkness as those that have been long dead? As we look at ourselves this morning, are we oppressed and burdened by all the cares and worries of this life. Is it a difficult thing for us to arise this morning and to face the challenges of a new day? Is the enemy’s hand heavy upon us? Are we cast down in our soul and heavy hearted? It may be that our spirit is overwhelmed within us. Our hearts may seem to be desolate.
We need to remember all the wonderful works of our God in ages past, and even in our own lives, how God has come through for us and lifted our spirits and eased our burdens. God is merciful and kind and an ever present comfort and help in time of trouble and need. We need to stretch forth our hands unto God and call out to him , for he is ever ready to hear us and help us if we thirst after him and his righteousness. He will hear us speedily. All we need to do is to believe and trust. And he will cause us to hear his loving kindness this, and every morning. He will, if we will allow him, show us the right road to take to avoid all the pitfalls and traps of our enemy for his own sake because he loves us.
"Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me." Psalm 143: 8,9.