Wednesday, 22 July 2020 – God is Here

Good morning Church family,

This morning during my quiet time I was reading Psalm 146 it says

“Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long. Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help. When their breath departs, they return to the earth; on that very day their plans perish. Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord!”

Sometimes when we are troubled by life we feel that we need to cry out to God because it feels as if He is not there. But we need to change our mindset. God is already present and at work for us and has been for generations past and generations present and future. I remember reading a quote by an author that said there is not one place on this earth that God doesn’t say “This is mine.” The enemy wants us to believe that God has left, that He doesn’t care that He is not working but this is all lies and it is about time we realise that. When we hear He is gone we should say “No, He is not!” When we hear He doesn’t care we should say “Yes He does!” When we cry out we should rather say “God I know you are at work, help me with how I’m feeling, I know you are working for my good, even though it’s a battle I will trust in You, help me to know you will bring me through this.”

Whatever you face today, you will come through it, God will sustain you, He is right beside you!

Blessings

Laurie

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