Verse for Today: Sunday, August 28, 2011
Psalms 66:16 – Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what He has done for me.
Dear reader, is your heart heavy with burdens today? Are you finding it difficult to carry it alone? But the Lord wants to ask you as to who brought you so far. If you have come hitherto by your own strength and tactics, then you have every reason to feel heaviness of heart and tensions. But if the Lord has brought you so far, you need to look only unto Him. What He has done for you so far is written in the chronicles of your testimony about Him. Today take your time to count the past blessings the Lord has given you and continue to focus on Him and praise Him. Such a look at the Lord with a grateful heart will take your eyes off the present burdens you are carrying. Remember, He will not allow you to carry it all alone. He will hold your burden for you if you are willing to cast it on Him and trust Him to carry it for you. He will walk with you as you pass through the waters and fire. When you are bolted inside a dungeon with lions, the Lord will be with you. He who created the lions knows how to shut their mouths. He who created fire knows how to protect you from its flames. His wings will cover you in the floods of tumults that the enemy casts over you. His angels will encompass around you to protect you from all snares and sharp stones on the way. His ways of leading you each step will thus cause you to praise Him and testify about what He is doing for you each moment of your life. Such a life will not have time for feeling grouchy. Today let us not waste our spiritual energies in grumbling, but invest it in the praise of our Lord and in declaring His greatness.Psalms 34:1 – I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.
Praise is the medicine for soul’s diseases like grumbling, grouching, complaining, irritation, moodiness, anxiety, fear, frustration and despondency.