Aug 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017 Karla’s Blog
The devotional today reminds us that we can’t loose God in times of trouble. When your whole world is falling apart, we still have our Father God, there showing us that what really matters is solidly secure. Nothing can take away our security and place in Heaven. It is only lost, if we give it away by turning our selves away from God and His promises.  It is during the hard times that we spend the most time in the presence of our Father. We have all heard that phrase, when life gets too hard to stand, kneel. That is when we take our mind out of all the troubles of this earth, and get in tune with what really matters. Just ask yourself, in a hundred years will it really matter where I lived, if my car was pretty, if it got great gas mileage. If someone thought highly of you? In the end all that will matter is where our eternity lies. There are only two choices, Heaven or hell.  If we do nothing, we will not have the opportunity to reach Heaven. We have to actively do something in order to get in Heaven. We must believe in God the Father, and that His Son, Christ, died so that He could pay the price of our admittance. He has given us an eternity with all that is good and pleasing, we just have to accept it.
I read that when this Earth is falling in upon itself, mountains falling into the seas. We don’t have to fear, because we are safely secure in His promise. If you see that you have stepped away from God and allowed sin to come between you, we are told to confess it, and He will forgive us. No sin is beyond forgiving if we only follow this direction. We can’t loose this gift we have been given, if we are in a relationship with God.  Believe it, not because you see it, or feel it, but because He said it and you know in your heart it is real. We have nothing left to fear on this earth because our future is secure.
This was very powerful for me to read today, as someone I know and love is suffering from cancer, and she will be taken from us before I will be ready for her to go. God often takes those we love without any warning, so to be aware is a gift. We are allowed to get things in order and say the things we want to say.
Our future is secure and God does forgive us for our mistakes and our misdeeds, all we have to do, is ask. What an enormous gift that is. Just tell Him you are sorry and all the weight from carrying that sin is gone. No more struggling with all that upon your shoulders, just be free. I can’t even imagine a gift greater than this. I am so truly thankful to have a relationship with my God. To know I can stop at any moment and talk to Him, and I know He will listen, even more, I know He will do what is truly best in any situation I find myself. How could I ask for more? I truly hope this touches your heart and opens your eyes, as it has mine. It will give you a much needed sense of relief, when life is crumbling at your feet. God is everlasting. Please enjoy this devotional from His Victorious Indwelling:

God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts. The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Come and see the works of the Lord, the desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear, he burns the shields with fire. “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. PSALM 46 Let nothing shake your faith. If sin overtakes you, do not let it make you doubt. Immediately upon the discovery of any sin, take 1 John 1:9 and act on it. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Then believe that God does forgive you, as He promised, and does again cleanse you from all unrighteousness. No sin, however grievous, can separate us from God for one moment after it has been treated in this way. To allow sin to cause your faith to waver is only to add a new sin to the one already committed. Return at once and let your faith hold steadfastly to His Word. Believe it, not because you feel it or see it, but because He says it. Believe it, even when it seems to you that you are believing a lie. Believe it actively and steadfastly, through dark and through light, through ups and downs, through times of comfort and times of despair. If you do, your wavering experience will end. “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (2 Corinthians 15:58). To be unmovable in one’s faith is the opposite of wavering. In the Forty-sixth Psalm we can see what it means…The earth may be removed, and the mountains may be carried into the midst of the sea, and our whole universe may seem to be in ruins. But while we trust in the Lord, we shall not be moved. The man who wavers in his faith is upset by the smallest troubles: The man who is steadfast in his faith can look on calmly at the ruin of all his universe. To be immovable in one’s Christian life is a blessing to be strongly desired. It may be ours, if we will only hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end. HANNAH WHITALL SMITH
Faith is to believe on the Word of God what we do not see, and its reward is to see and enjoy what we believe. AUGUSTINE

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