FAITH NOT SHAKIN’, NEVER FORSAKEN!

March 28, 2013

Digging into the “why”, “who”, “when” and “what” of the truth that God does not forsake His children, I uncovered some facts to solidify my sometimes jellylike faith. Maybe you need a reminder…

WHY?
Why does God not just give up on us when we let Him down? Because of who He is!
Nehemiah 9:17,19: “…but YOU are God, ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abundant in kindness, and DID NOT FORSAKE THEM….in Your manifold mercies YOU DID NOT FORSAKE THEM in the wilderness.”
Even when God’s chosen people were grumbling, dissatisfied, floundering in their faith and rebellious, GOD DID NOT FORSAKE THEM BECAUSE OF WHO HE IS!

WHO?
Who promised to not only be with me, but care for me, even when no one else is around?
Psalm 27:10: “When my father and my mother forsake me, then THE LORD WILL TAKE CARE OF ME.”
THIS SAME GOD WHO WILL NOT FORSAKE ME BECAUSE OF WHO HE IS, WILL ALSO CARE FOR ME!

WHEN?
When can I count on the presence, provision and faithfulness of my God who will not forsake me?
Psalm 37:25,28: “I have been young, and now am old; yet I have NOT seen the righteous forsaken, nor His descendants begging bread. The Lord loves justice, and DOES NOT FORSAKE HIS SAINTS; THEY ARE PRESERVED FOREVER”.
THROUGHOUT ALL THE SEASONS OF MY LIFE, GOD WILL BE THERE AND NOT FORSAKE ME!

WHAT?
What can my response be, having the assurance that He will never forsake me? BOLD TRUST!
Hebrews 13:5,6:Let your conduct be without coveteousness, be content with such things as you have, for He Himself has said, ‘I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU.’ So we may boldly say: ‘The LORD is my helper; I will not fear.’ “

MY FAITH’S NOT SHAKIN’,
‘CAUSE I’M NEVER FORSAKEN!
AMEN!

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Praising God Through the Seasons

June 12, 2011

Today is my birthday. I look back at my childhood; I remember my godly parents and the loving home we were nurtured in, and I am thankful. I remember the day I said “No” to sin and “Yes” to Jesus, and started to walk with with Him. He’s faithfully led me many years, in so many different seasons; He gave me countless blessings, the greatest being Jorge, the love of my life, and three precious children. How can I thank Him enough for these, and so many more blessings?

I thought all day long about what I could write that would be really inspiring, profound and inspirational…but all I can do is copy something that was already written a few thousand years ago. The Psalmist expressed my sentiments to a “T” when he wrote: “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to your name, O Most high; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night.” (Psalm 92:1,2)

The Psalmist praised God through many seasons, because He is good and faithful. Take a few minutes to listen to one of my favorite songs, and let the simple words of praise be yours, too, in whatever season you are in. http://youtu.be/zeIGan5YD9Q


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