Monday Morning Encouragement - God Is For You

 


Welcome Cottage Friends,

Do you know that God is for you?

In the Psalms, David wrote:

"This I know, that God is for me." (Psalm 56:9 ESV)

Even under the threat of death David could say, "This I know, that God is for me." David's trust in God was so complete that I sometimes wonder if he was completely human. And yet I know he was because in times of distress he also struggled with feeling rejected by God (Psalm 89:46,49; Psalm 13:1). Perhaps David, more than any other figure in the Bible, is most like the majority of believers. We know theologically that God is for us. We know it by Calvary. But the cares and concerns of life here on earth tempt us to doubt that He is really for us every day. Especially when we are in the midst of physical or emotional pain. Is God really for us when the prognosis is not good? Yes. He is. Is God really for us when a loved one dies? Yes. He is. Is God really for us when a relationship ends, or we lose a job, or our house goes up in flames? Yes. He is. "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?" (Romans 8:31-32). God is for us. When we call to Him, He will either remove the trial from our lives or give us through His grace the strength to bear it (2 Corinthians 12:9). Like David we can each say with confidence, "God is for me."

I have another Getty song to share with you today Still, My Soul Be Still. I hope it will be an encouragement to you.



I love you, I'm thinking of you, and I'm praying for you.

Hugs,



Comments

  1. I love the truth of this! It's so true, we just need to remind ourselves often. The enemy of our souls wants us to think we've been abandoned, but we haven't. His is with us!

    Thank you for always pointing to the truth of His Word!

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    1. My greatest joy is to share God's word with others; to encourage them and show them that He is for them! Thanks, Deanna.

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  2. Thank you Nancy for your sweet and giving heart, prayers and good wishes. Happy new week.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  3. Thank you Nancy.

    Carla from Kansas

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  4. sweet amen's in response to this post, nancy.
    so thankful for the Lord's mercies,
    the Lord's faithfulness, the Lord's love.
    when all is removed - he is still there.
    always.

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