Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Verse for Today
Isaiah 59:1 - Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear.

God's people throughout the centuries have experienced that when all hands which promise to help move away, there is one hand that never cease to help in its strength and length. The hands of the Lord are so strong as to accomplish any thing that is required to save the children of God in any situation whatsoever. They are so long as to reach any situation in any place at any time. His ears are always open and operational so as to listen to any of the cries of His children. The Lord is always operational with all His resources and power in His relation to His children, So His children can always go to the Lord, without reference to time or place. They can cry unto Him in any circumstance. His power is always available for their cause and He is ready and willing to use it all for His children. But then why many of us do not get help from Him? It is largely because we do not demonstrate to Him that we trust in Him alone. Often we think that we can go to the Lord and bother Him when we are exhausted with our own skills and intelligence. We wait till our strategies fail so that we can approach Him. So we suffer on account of our futile efforts and human abilities, and lose quality time in the process. It also brings in tremendous heartaches and stress as we try things our way and fail. It creates a lot of apprehension and sometimes tremendous anxiety for us. We tend to wait for our results to come instead of trusting in the everlasting arms and rest, praising Hm for what He is going to accomplish for us. When His ears are open and operational for us, we tend to speak to others whose ears are often deaf for us and their abilities are absolutely useless in our case.

Dear friend, who do you speak to, first, about your needs and difficulties? What comes to your mind when you have a concern or care? Are your thoughts on your strategies or the way of the Lord? Before you call on any one or any thing else in this world, do you call upon the Lord and seek His help? Do you cry unto Him in times of distress and misery? Is He your first consultant on issues and problems? How often and how regularly do you go to Him with your needs? Have you fully understood the might of His everlasting arms and tried to depend on Him alone fully and absolutely? Is your trust proved to the Lord as sole and supreme in your heart? Have you demonstrated this trust in the Lord to Him in His presence? Let us consider if you ever had any instance when His hands were too short as not to reach you in dire need? Have you encountered a time when He helped you only to some extent, and not fully? This is difficult to see because the Lord is always available to His children and He is not a haphazard helper. He helps fully and adequately. Until the famine is over, He is your pot of dough and jar of oil. Until there is another provision, He is your brook of Cherith. Until the storms cease, He is the anchorman of your boat. Until the doors of the dungeon are open for you, He is your preserver who works for you behind the scene. He will not allow the Pharaoh or Nebuchadnezzar to sleep until you are before them as the sole source of Heavenly revelations. Until the matter is settled, He will not permit Boaz to stop thinking and acting. Until the flood is over, His hands are on the door of the arc. His hands are never too short to save His children whom He allowed to be born in His family through the blood of His Only Begotten Son. He will never forsake us. He will listen to us and fulfill the desires of our hearts, and save us through mighty acts. Today we are privileged to trust in such a benevolent and mighty God and Everlasting Father with everlasting arms and open ears.

Deuteronomy 33:27 - The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

Thought for Today
The Everlasting Arms are so long as to reach His children everywhere with timely help.

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