For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. ~ Isaiah 41:13
In this verse, God is speaking to Isaiah, a man of God. God helps those who believe in Him and trust His will, even when things don’t look so good. Keep praying to God the Father in the name of his Son and our Savior and mediator Jesus Christ. And have faith in Him to help you.
~ 1 John 4:19
Those of us who are blessed to be saved by Jesus Christ are deeply grateful because He loved us first, and God the Father brought us to Jesus (No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. ~ John 6:44 )
What a privilege for a wretch like me! Yes, I was lost but then I was found, drawn to Jesus Christ by God the Father. What a miracle! Let me remember to say thank you every day of my life and throughout each of those days. “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (as the great apostle Paul wrote to the new Christians in Greece, Philippians 1:21). Each breath I take is Christ, and when I die it will be gain because I will finally see the face of Jesus Christ.
My prayer is that my loved ones will follow…
“In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.” ~Psalm 94:19
This verse calms me when I start to over-think things, and there are too many of those things flying around inside my head. And in the multitude of my thoughts God’s comforts delight my soul by reminding me that He’s got this—all of this!
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off. ~ Psalm 94:21-23
Please note: “defence” is the British spelling. All quotes from the Holy Bible on this site are from the Authorized King James Version.
And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. ~ Judges 7:2
God told Gideon his army of 30,000 against the Midianites was too many. Therefore, little by little, Gideon, following God’s instructions, got his men down in number to only 300.
God was telling Gideon, If you have too many men, they’re going to think they won this battle because they were a mighty army, but with only 300 people against the thousands of Midianites, they’ll see that it was I God who kept them from being destroyed, and not their own doing.
I can appreciate this when, instead of the number of men in an army, I think of the amount of money in my bank account versus the total bills I have to pay. And I hear God saying, The less money you have, the more you will realize you got through another month because it was “I God who kept them from being destroyed, and not their own doing.”