No one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.
I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.~ The Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom.~ We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor heights nor depths, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.~ Your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us every consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
JOHN 10: 29; II Tim. 1: 12; II Tim. 4: 18; Rom. 8:37-39; Col. 3:3; James 2:5;
II Thess. 2: 16-17
I am so thankful for His Word…how it penetrates my heart, mind and soul…how it brings comfort where none resided before…banishing fear and replacing it with security.
I am also thankful for believing friends and family…our family had what I would describe as a private heartbreak this past week…maybe someday I will be able to share it…but I went to church feeling very alone…the girls were home sick…it was Carl’s turn to help in Caleb’s class…I sat near the back and worshipped…yet still felt very heavy of heart…at the meet and greet time…someone asked me how I was and then asked how my kids were…I gave the polite church response that they were fine. This was not true and it had nothing to do with colds…all through the service I felt like a fraud…was it pride or privacy…I think I knew the answer…at service end, this special someone turned around and just looked at me…you know, really looked at me…like Jesus would..no judgment…just care, concern and love…I said that I had not been truthful when I was asked how we were doing…I proceeded to briefly share the recent events of the past week…again no surprise…no shock…no condemnation…I received prayer and love…I left church with mascara stains but a deeper imprint of the Father’s love that He will find us wherever we sit…He may use those that surprise us or someone we expect…I can’t be snatched out of His hands and neither can my family…I am convinced in whom I believe and I know that He will guard that which I entrust to Him…once again, I entrust my precious ones to Him…not one thing…regardless of how rotten it is will separate me from His love…my life is hidden in Him…I must remember that…sometimes I want to hide…how easy it would have been to stay under the covers yesterday…equally easy to not make eye contact with anyone and leave the sanctuary from the side door…I can hide myself in Him and yesterday I found that I can hide myself in the safe harbor of the saints.
**I may not write much this week as I have jury duty on Thursday and I have a lot to do, as always…I want to be obedient to serve but it will definitely be a hardship if I have a long service commitment…I would appreciate your prayers….
Blessings to you all…hide yourself in Him today!