Do not feel overwhelmed…

88:03 Psalm “I am overwhelmed with troubles and my life draws near to death.” (NIV)

King David often fought in battles where the other armies were larger and more powerful. When He trusted in God, he knew that He would be on the winning side. He could have felt overwhelmed but he chose to trust God for help and deliverance. We can have that same trust in God today to see us through ALL the battles in our lives… financial, health, relationships, careers, storms, etc. He is there for you to the very end… and to the new beginning with Him forever.

Give the Lord your undivided attention!

86:11 Psalm “Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” (NIV)

God requires that we give Him our whole heart. We cannot have divided loyalties. We need to put God first in our lives and then everything else can fall into its proper priority. After all, Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for us… we should give Him our full attention and our complete trust. No one can serve two masters. Let Him be Lord of your life now… and forevermore.

None can do what our God does!

86:08 Psalm “No pagan god is like you, O Lord. None can do what you do!” (NLT)

King David lived in a world of MANY false gods and strange religions. Guess what… so do we!! There are billions of people who follow those same idols and gods made with human hands. We now have great communications tools and a world-wide-web (the Internet) from which we can share the Good News to those (billions) who are still looking for the one true God. Keep reaching out to them. There is still much that we can share with them about the love of Christ!!

Don’t miss out on His joy!

86:04 Psalm “Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you.” (NIV)

There is an old Bible camp song that describes the ‘joy of the Lord is my strength’. When you know that joy deep inside then you KNOW that all is well with you because you are His. As you trust in Him more, the joy will increase. Some may ask what is different about you and you can talk about the joy-of-the-Lord. Seek Him and abide in His joy each day… forever!

God attends to the poor and needy!

86:01 Psalm “Hear me, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.” (NIV)

For the longest time, I thought that the poor and needy described others. That just didn’t sound like it was meant for me. Then, I thought that the poor were one group and that the rest of us were needy of God’s grace and forgiveness. Now, I realize that the poor and needy DOES describe us at various points in our lives. And there is great hope as God loves and answers the poor and needy. So, make your requests known to Him. Then seek His plan through His Word every day!

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