5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6 Who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
Who keeps faith forever;
7 Who executes justice for the oppressed,
Who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free;
8 the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord watches over the sojourners;
He upholds the widow and the fatherless,
but the way of the wicked He brings to ruin.
10 The Lord will reign forever,
your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the Lord!
The Lord is over all and the only One Who can supply all our needs, provide all the help that the world just cannot supply. With so much going on in these days we are living in, I so wish that things would be better, that people would not be oppressed, hungry, killed. I just want us to live in peace with everyone, with all nations. But Jesus said:
And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains. Mark 13:7-8
…but while we live in these times, we are to remember Who is the only One Who saved us, can save us, and will come for us when the time is right.
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 Put not your trust in princes,
in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
4 When his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
on that very day his plans perish.
Father God, I lift my hands to You and feel Your strong arms reach to me, this child of Yours. You hold me closely and I am secure in You. Father, why is there so much that feels so terribly wrong in this world? Why is there starvation? war? murder of innocents? fear of what others may do? chaos? kidnappings? … this list does not end, Father. Why? I am sad, Abba Father. Just too much that is wrong. But there is only one answer and that is the fall of man; evil came to live with us. Oh, Father, Your strong arms remind me that one day, Jesus will come for us who have placed our trust in the One Who is Salvation, Who is the Holy One, and will bring us into His home where there will be no more tears nor pain.
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
Father, I want to stay close and feel the comfort of Your love as I am wrapped in Your arms. I thank You for the very salvation that Jesus brought to us so that one day we will be free from all that is of this world. I have always been sad that You felt that You were sorry You ever made man back in the early times.
So the Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.” (Genesis 6:7)
I sense You feel that way today. But You know the times for they are in Your hands. Walk with me through the remaining days of my life. I crawl into Your arms, my Abba Father, one of your lambs. I thank You and love You so. In the Strong Name of Jesus. Amen.