Comforting knowledge!

Verse for Today: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Psalms 46:10a – Cease striving and know that I am God.

It is a matter of great comfort to realize that God knows us with all our needs, difficulties, battles and burdens. It is equally important for us to know our God who is in control of our situations. When these two sides of knowledge come together it makes the life of a child of God most peaceful and relaxing. As God knows my situation, I can relax because nothing will happen to me without His permission. He knows when I struggle and scramble for a release from my bondage. He deals with me graciously and lovingly in my times of burdens and battles. As He knows my situation, He becomes my partner in my struggles and battles. He gives me victory in my difficult situations and takes me forward without getting boggled down in areas which might clog my life. When my God is in full and absolute control of my situations, I do not need to handle my situation my own way, but leave it with Him. When the Lord is handling my difficulties in His own way, there is no need for me to try to strive to find a solution to it. While Daniel relaxed in the den of lions and Joseph relaxed in the dungeon, they were sure that their Lord was in full control of their situations. When David was running from pillar to post for refuge, he was able to sing that he would not fear any evil because his Shepherd was in control of his situations. When Sanballat and Tobias tried to sabotage the refurbishment work of the walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah handed his struggles over to the Lord to handle it. The Lord wonderfully handled the struggles of Elijah, Mordecai, Esther, Ruth, Moses, Joshua, Paul and others. This Lord is with us today. He knows us and our struggles too. So we can cease to struggle and find our peace and rest in His arms.

Dear friend, are you striving to keep going through some difficult situations and circumstances in your life? Are there times when you your goings get tougher and tougher? Remember, your Lord knows all about it. He will not allow you to suffer beyond the capacity He gives you each day to handle your situations. He will give you the strength to face your situations and become victorious. So it is your special privilege today to know your Lord and His power more intimately and leave your situations for Him to handle His way. You do not need to struggle with your situation because your Lord is in control of it. He will do the needful to manage your affairs according to His will. He will solve your puzzles for you. He will carry you and your burdens on His shoulders. He will fill your heart with His peace which passes all understanding about the consequences of your situations. He wants to glorify His name in and through all that happens in your life. He will increase your faith to be able to trust Him totally in all aspects of your situation boldly. So you can learn to be silent before Him and watch how He handles it for your spiritual welfare and for building up your life of faith. He has done it for His servants down through the centuries and will do it for you also. Your happiness is His concern. Your burden is His burden. Remember, He is the Lord of all your situations and circumstances also. He will watch over you no matter where the world locks you in. When you go through water, fire, wind, waves, lion’s den, pits, dungeons, shipwreck, shortages, failures, loss, abuse, oppression, separation, hunger, thirst or deprivation of various kinds, your Lord will be with you and will provide for you to meet all your needs for your contentment and His glory. So today you can cease to struggle and get to know your Lord more intimately than yesterday and relax in His presence in peace.

Psalms 138:3 – On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.

Thought for Today

When we know the Lord and that He knows us with our situations, we can relax and be comfortable in His presence in perfect peace.

COMFORTING KNOWLEDGE!!
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