Friday, August 29, 2008
THE ROCK OF OUR SALVATION
If I am naked--You are the Lord my righteousness.
If I am soul-sick--You are my physician.
If I am weak and helpless--You are my strength.
If I am neglected and despised--You are my compassionate and faithful friend.
If I am ignorant--You are made unto me wisdom.
If I am polluted and enslaved--You are made unto me sanctification and redemption.
If I am nothing but emptiness and vanity--You are full of grace and truth."
Do you ever feel down on yourself at times? Do you ever feel so sick at those times when you are battling the flesh? Do you sometimes feel useless or just empty, feeling you have nothing to give? Do you ever feel alone with no one there to share with?
I think we all feel one or more these feelings even as a christian...I know I have.
Those valleys of life we deal with are never battled alone, we have the one and only one that never leaves us or forsakes us, He loves us for who were are, in any situation we are in...even sinning..He is always there.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31
"He withdraws not His eyes front the righteous" for one moment. There stands the "Friend that sticks closer than a brother," waiting to beam upon them a glance of His love-enkindled eye, and to manifest Himself to them as He does not unto the world, even from behind our wall."