There are sometimes in our life where we feel that God has left our hands and made us to face this hard situation alone. But in 1 Tim 2:13 we read that if we are faithless, he remains faithful- for he cannot deny himself, this verse makes us clear that it is we who leave God’s hand, but our God is so faithful not only to us but also to himself that he cannot deny himself from loving us. We read in Jn 3:16 For GOD so loves the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. So, this is for sure that God never leaves our hand.
All of us have experienced intimate relationship with God when we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. Even I have experienced those beautiful moment with my Jesus. In the beginning I used to think that I was a perfect follower of my Lord, but this continued only till when I kept my first step in this world while going to my college after renewing my life in my Lord. After that my love for Jesus instead of flourishing it was getting buried deep inside my heart. I was wondering what was happening in my life, was God angry with me and doesn’t want me anymore? While I was in this great distress Lord spoke to me through his word. Saying When I wanted to gather them, says the Lord, there are no grapes on the vine, no figs on the fig tree; even the leaves are withered, and what I gave them has passed away from them. Jer 8:13
“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known” – Jer 33:3. The is a very big promise the Lord is giving his children. Whenever we call on to him he surely answers us in his time and in his ways according to his will which is always for our good.
King David trusted in the Lord God alone and always called on to him and received blessings. “I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, so shall I be saved from my enemies.” – Psalm 18:3. “In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I called for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.” – Psalm 18:6. “I sought the Lord and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.” – Psalm 34:4. “This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord, and was saved from every trouble.” – Psalm 34:6
“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.” – Psalm 107:1. “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to you among the nations.” – Psalm 108:3. “We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks; your name is near. People tell of your wondrous deeds.” – Psalm 75:1.
My dear brothers and sisters, from the time we were conceived in the womb of our mother till this very moment, the Lord has protected us from all evil, accidents, untimely deaths, diseases, sicknesses; the Lord has provided us all our needs, wants, desires, food, clothing, shelter; the Lord has guided us through all our struggles, our weaknesses our plans and our decisions; and how many times we have really thanked the Lord, our God, Jesus Christ? This is one question we really need to ask ourselves.
Oh even if I am sitting in wilderness,
I hear your marvelous creation sing your praise,
I will join them, for it’s your grace,
That I am alive, even when I am left in loneliness.
You make me move further and further,
When I am tired, you alone carry me in your arms,
I am strong, even if I am weak,
Cause I have you besides me
Doing your will is my one desire,
Your spirit has set my heart on fire,
Oh how good is my Lord JESUS,
Who can go away from him after tasting his love.
Praise his name oh his creation .
He is the one who sustains us
Father, Son and the Holy Ghost,
Are my Lord and my God for life long.
- Maria Lobo, Mumbai
Couldn't you stay awake?
He told me to continually pray,
So that I may not fall into their prey,
But I couldn't do as he said
Jesus told, the spirit indeed is willing,
Overcome your flesh and be holy,
Seek first the things of heavenly,
And you will have eternal joy with godly
Temptations will take you away from him,
So be a warrior and take care not to fall into sin,
I have experienced it a lot and in that I have been.
I love you my friend and I tell you my story sincerely.
Tremble at his one word,
Fear to go against his teachings and law.
Love him with all your heart, mind and soul,
To live in holiness he calls everyone of us all.
- Maria Lobo, Mumbai
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