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“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the [a]fowler And from the perilous pestilence. 4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and [b]buckler. 5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall [c]bear you up, Lest you [d]dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”
Most of us, if we are honest, will admit that being loved by a person of great power is comforting. We feel safe. But here on earth, love is often conditional. And earthly love doesn’t always last forever! And although this powerful earthly person may appear to have great power or great riches, he or she could also lose that power or lose those riches…
Being loved by God is to be loved by a person who truly loves us and will never, ever stop loving us. His love is unconditional! He created the world in which we live. The earth and the stars, the sun and the rain, the mountains and seas, not to mention us! There is no one anywhere who can compare to our Father.
And we can trust God! He loves us and wants only the best for us. In this world, Jesus told us that in this world, “we would have troubles. But in Heaven, there will be no troubles!
His Great Love for us is why our Father was willing to watch His only Son suffer, die and rise and ascend to Heaven. It wasn’t that watching His only Son suffer so didn’t cause our Lord great pain; it’s that He loved us that much!
Our Father’s Love is a Love we can Trust. A Love we can be Grateful for. And a Love that will never leave us 😊
Trusting God when things are not going well is a hard thing to do. But there are a few things that we can focus on that may help us to do just that 😊
God doesn’t just know our today, He knows all of our tomorrows. But we only know what today feels like, God knows what our tomorrows will feel like. And He loves us. Today may seem difficult or even painful, but it may also prevent an even harder day in the future.
When our heart feel filled with our fears, we have a choice. We can allow ourselves to be consumed by our fears, or we can turn to God and Pray God’s Will be done. Trusting God does not mean that we will necessarily get the outcome we want, it means that we Trust that whatever the outcome is, it is God’s Will for us and it is what is best for us and for those we love.
And that may be so very hard. We may shed tears, we may feel pain, even great pain…But we do have a choice. We can grow closer to our Lord during this time or we can pull away. It’s our choice. Given to us by God Himself. But I promise you this, anyone who chooses to grow closer to God will be wonderfully rewarded!
This is important because our earth will become a place of darkness, but Heaven will remain a Place of Light. And since Heaven is a Place of Light and Heaven is our Home, no matter how dark our lives on earth grow, we will spend eternity in Light 🙂
This is where our Hope IS!
Heaven is more than any of us can imagine. It’s hard to explain Heaven, but think of all of the things you do and now think of them always going well and never having any fear! Imagine a flower touched by light and how beautiful it is! Now imagine flowers touched with God’s Light 🙂
For example, when we pick an apple or buy one. Many of us wash it, in case it has “germs”. And we do this for all the fruit we get, grapes, pears, strawberries, blueberries… But in Heaven, we will not need to wash anything and the fruit warmed by God’s light will taste so amazing :).
The gardens will be more colorful and more fragrant than we have ever seen! The colors of the flowers will be more brilliant; the fragrance will be so beautiful and exactly what we wish for.
In Heaven, we will not have to walk, if we do not wish, to go to the next beautiful site, because we will be able to simply think of it and be there.
The river will be touched by God’s light and the light will dance on it making it astoundingly beautiful! We will be able to drink straight from it with no fear of getting germs or becoming ill.
Sense a pattern here? There are no fears or fatigue or worries or pain or illness in Heaven. When we come Home, we leave all of them behind!
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”-Revelation 21:4
There will be animals in Heaven. Dogs, lions, elephants, horses, zebras…And they will be so happy! We will never need to fear an animal for they shall be happy. And not only that, we will be able to ride any of them 🙂
“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.” – Isaiah 11:6-9
Heaven is not some misty place where we do nothing. Heaven will be filled with awe inspiring grand adventures! And when we are done for the day (so to speak), there will be a wonderful Home for us to go to 🙂
“In My Father’s house are many mansions;” – (Jesus) John 14:2
We will be able to jump from the highest waterfall to the river with no fear! (Remember how our mother’s always said be careful that the water is deep enough lest we hit our head, lol). That won’t apply anymore, the water will always be just right!
We need never fear death, for death is just the door to Heaven. God will send His Angels to get us or come Himself. Even on our journey Home; we will not be alone!
“fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
If we truly choose to accept Jesus as our Savior, if we love Jesus and follow Him, we WILL go to Heaven.
We need not fear anything on this earth, for Heaven is our true Home.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” – John 13:34
There are so many ways that we can love one another. :). A great friend just sent me this: “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change. Be kind. Love like Jesus Christ. Amen. Peace. “. 🙂
A food crisis is coming. Food will be expensive and short on supply. One practical way we can “love one another” is to share what we have! Perhaps your neighbor is having trouble affording food for the first time ever and is too proud to ask for help, 0ffer! It’s okay to ask your neighbor or workmate if they need anything. Or perhaps specifically – if they need groceries.
We can easily give a grocery gift card or actual groceries. Sometimes a gift card to the grocery store is easier, since we don’t always know what they need. We can donate food to a local food bank or a shelter. Or if we don’t have the money to do that, we can volunteer our time a church or a local food bank. They desperately need volunteers!
We can pray for that family! Prayer is always good! This is especially important if we can not afford to help them financially or with food, but they need help. Pray for them that they will receive the help they need!
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed ourselves; we don’t “feel” like helping anyone else. But God can change those feelings! We can ask God, in Jesus’ Name, to change the way we “feel”.
We can ask God to change us . In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
We can choose to help in so many ways, but it is important that we help each other in the coming days! That to is part of “loving one another”.
Being friends with God, is in some ways no different than being friends with someone on earth. It takes spending time together, really knowing each other and learning to Trust one another. Prayer and reading the Bible with the Help of the Holy Spirit can really help us spend time with God.
Thank goodness, dare I say Thank God, we are all capable of that 🙂