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God Is for Us

Through our many trials and tribulations, God is there, and He will rescue us. He will not abandon His people. He will cover us with His hand and lead us to safety. His protection will be on those who love Him.

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.”

(Romans 8:31-33)

As these days turn dark and our vision diminishes, let us remember the Lord, for He is good. He will not let us suffer more than we can bear. This life is but a vapor and our true reward is in the salvation the Lord promised through His son Christ Jesus.

Let us be glad and cheerful knowing God has a place prepared for us. Our comfort is in His Word. His Word is a light unto our feet, a provision for our mind and a treasure for our heart. He clothes us in security and provides us with what we need. He will give us the strength to overcome our fears.

We will count on the Lord’s wisdom as a standard against plague. His mercy will not fail us. His power will penetrate the very marrow of our being, providing us the encouragement we so truly seek. In all things, fear not, for God is for us.

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He Will Reveal His Glory to Us

Our hope is a living, breathing hope in Christ Jesus, who died on the cross, on the third day rose from the dead and now sits at the right hand of the Father. We are free by grace to live a real life, reconciled to God as sons and daughters.

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

(Romans 8:18)

We should not fear death, for death no longer has dominion over us. God has redeemed us with a price. Our lives are His and the penalty of sin does not bind us, but we live a new life in Jesus.

Blessed be God the Father and His Son Jesus. Blessed be His name. Blessed be His purpose. Blessed be His reign upon the earth as it is in Heaven. Blessed be His church and blessed be the hope we have that one day we will rise to life everlasting.

How great is our God to have given us His life through the Holy Spirit. How wonderful He truly is to have given us hope through Christ Jesus, for one day, He will reveal His glory to us.

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The Lord’s Love Endures Forever

Though the waves of the ocean beat upon my brow, pressing me to stumble, the Lord’s love endures forever. Though the darkness surrounds me, wanting to swallow me whole, the Lord’s love endures forever. Though my heart plunges in sadness for my loss, the Lord’s love endures forever.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his steadfast love endures forever;

(Psalms 136:1-3)

Though the mountains crumble around me, burying me in its dirt, the Lord’s love endures forever. Though the winds hurl me about, tossing me to the ground, the Lord’s love endures forever. Though my legs give way to my weakness, I will not surrender, for the Lord’s love endures forever.

The Lord’s love is perfect. The Lord’s love is kind. It never departs when beaten, never flees when surrounded and never withdraws when sorrow wraps me in its cold grip.

The Lord’s love never fails. The mountains will not bury me, the winds will not pitch me, my legs will stand firm, for the Lord’s love endures forever.

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Praise the Lord!

God is our Father. He is our king. He created all things, sustains all things and perfects all things through His Son, Jesus. We are His children, loved by Him, protected by Him and nurtured by Him. His heart is in us and we are joyful because of it.

Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens;
praise him in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his hosts!
Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!

(Psalms 148:1-4)

God stretched His hand over the waters and gave life to all the earth. The mountains sprung forth, the rivers gave way and the dust surrendered its firstfruits. The stars sang, glorifying His name: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty.

Great is our God. Great is His holy name. Great is all that He made. Great is His countenance. Great is His throne. Great is the government He established. Great is our God and king.

How great is the Lord Almighty? Measure the universe from edge to edge and His power is greater. His love overflows, pouring into His creation, giving birth to His children, who will praise Him night and day. Great is our God. Great is His name. Great He reigns forever and ever. Praise the Lord!

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God Is Faithful

In all things, God is faithful. He begat us, is nurturing us through the Holy Spirit, and is preparing us for our ultimate purpose. We may sin, we may turn away, but God will never forsake us. He will always be there, loving us through everything we do.

“You are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

(1 Corinthians 1:7-9)

As we allow God to live through us, love will perpetually flow through us. As God is love, we then will love as He loves. His ways will be our ways and the fruits of His Spirit will be evident in our lives, for our works will manifest His love.

God gave us Christ Jesus as our Savior, our light and our hope. Through Him, we have peace. Through Him, we are whole. Whatever we lack, His spirit lives in us to make us complete.

God is our king, the great Creator, the wonderful Counsellor, perfect in all things, bountiful in all joy and generous in all goodness. His mercy for us will never fail, and His grace will always abound, for God is faithful.

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God’s Free Gift Is Eternal Life

Salvation is a free gift that God has given to all who believe Jesus is His Son. No other truth is as powerful, as perfect and as just as that purposed by the Father for our understanding. We cannot earn salvation. God gives it to us freely.

“But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.”

(Romans 5:15)

What would we gain if our works were a way to enter into the Kingdom of God? God’s mercy would not matter, nor would His forgiveness. Then by what standards would God judge us? If it were so, no one would be worthy of salvation. Thankfully, we have Jesus.

Adam’s sin required a blood offering; for through Adam, all have sinned, but through Christ, all shall live. God’s mercy is so great that He offered His only Son so that we might live. No longer does sin hold us in bondage, for Christ paid the price for us. We are free.

We do not have to be anxious for the day of salvation. God has given eternal life to us without further qualification. His plan includes us raised from the dead. We are His. He has saved us. How joyful a truth it is to know God’s free gift is eternal life.

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Rejoice in the Lord Always

How wonderful God is to have given us hope through the resurrection. How joyful a truth we have in accepting Jesus as our savior; no greater love had God than for Him to have given His Son as a sacrifice so that we may live.

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

(Philippians 4:4-7)

Rejoice in the Lord always knowing He will one day vindicate us by raising us from the dead. No longer will death have dominion over our souls; we will live forever. His purpose is true, His plan is sure and His justice is swift. There will be no more tears, and we will one day praise Him forever in His presence.

Rejoice in the Lord always, giving Him the praise He so truly deserves. He made all things, blessed us with his presence and gave us His life so that we might draw breath. His light will never go out and His anointing over us, which He has foreknown since the beginning, will be sure, true and just.

Rejoice in the Lord always with hands raised, for He is performing a marvelous work. He is making a new creation in us. Through His Spirit, our heart of stone has become a heart of flesh, and His joy lives in us always. Great is our God, for there are no other gods before Him.

Rejoice in the Lord always.