ENCOURAGEMENT DURING UNCERTAINTY
The Earth & Everything There in is God’s
1 Corinthians 10:26
for, “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.” Genesis 1:9
And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered into one place, so that the dry land may appear.” And it was so. Genesis 14:22
But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the LORD God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, Exodus 9:29
Moses said to him, “When I have left the city, I will spread out my hands to the LORD. The thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know that the earth is the LORD’s. Deuteronomy 10:14
Behold, to the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, and the earth and everything in it. Joshua 3:11
Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go ahead of you into the Jordan. Job 41:11
Who has given to Me that I should repay him? Everything under heaven is Mine. Psalm 50:12
If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world is Mine, and the fullness thereof. Psalm 89:11
The heavens are Yours, and also the earth. The world and its fullness You founded. Psalm 98:7
Let the sea resound, and all that fills it, the world, and all who live in it. Isaiah 42:5
Thus says God the LORD–He who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and its offspring, who gives breath to the people on it and life to those who walk in it–
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Chronicles 29:11
1 Corinthians 10:26
73 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.
5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.
16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.
19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.
Ps. 91 Protection Isa. 53 Healing Eph. Armour of God Ps. 73 Pure heart
Prayers for the peace to be restored to this land and hand of God to rebuke the darkness trying to take hold on multilevels. The last 24 hours have been horrendous(Senseless killings in El Paso TX and Dayton, OH and Chicago playground). Let’s stop pointing fingers and FOCUS on the needs of communities being effected. Prayer Warriors we know our tasks as assigned of the Lord so let us be about the Father’s work. Enough said!
Thank you all for praying and God’s peace and protection to be restored as we go forth to share the Gospel of Christ and none other. The world will try to distract rest assure but in Christ we stand to do as the Lord commands. Amen.
1 Corinthians 14:33 – For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Proverbs 25:28 – He that [hath] no rule over his own spirit [is like] a city [that is] broken down, [and] without walls.
Proverbs 11:14 – Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors [there is] safety.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress:
my God; in him will I trust.
Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning;
for in thee do I trust:
cause me to know the way wherein I should walk;
for I lift up my soul unto thee.
“And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow.”
A good friend of mine once went to visit his brother during a time of deep crisis. His marriage was struggling, his business was near collapse, and his money was drying up quickly. He had just sold his home and moved into a one-bedroom apartment and had no idea how he was going to dig himself out of his financial and relational problems.
My friend listened as his brother confided in him about his deep frustration. “Some days you want to go outside and shake your fist at heaven and say, ‘God, why don’t you help me?'” his brother said.
My friend looked at his brother in the eye and said somberly, “That wouldn’t do any good. He doesn’t even know who you are.” The two looked at each other for several seconds then burst out laughing. The two brothers had spent their lives trusting God and studying his Word, and the absurdity of the statement left them both in stitches. Years later, the brother told my friend that his joke had brought him a great deal of comfort during his trying time. Even more, it gave him renewed perspective.
We’ve all felt abandoned by God at one time or another. God cares deeply when we suffer, and he is right there beside us all the time.
At times like these the best thing to do is put your hand in his and trust him with your future. Because he not only knows what you’re going through, he knows exactly who you are.
From Embracing Eternity by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins and Frank M. Martin (Tyndale) p 166
Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House