The Lord’s Right Hand
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Feeling a tad weary, worn and sad with all the depressing news and the goings-on? Might you be in the mood for some good news? NOW we’re talking!
I want to encourage you to pick up a Bible and commence reading it TODAY.
The Word of God reveals the God of the Word. It brightens our day and lightens our path. It replaces our panic with peace. It will bring faith to conquer our fears. The Word of God will cause our worship to triumph over our worries. It will straight away refocus our heart and mind to that which truly matters.
Christ is STILL King and Christ is STILL in control.
Jesus IS our only hope!Amazing Grace, Anxiety, Believe, Belonging, Bible, Calm, Certainty, Comfort, Confidence, Depression, Encouragement, Faith, Father, Fear, Forgiven, God’s Word, Grace, grief, healing, Heaven, Holding on, Holy Spirit, Hope, Kindness, Letting go, Life, Love, Peace, Perseverance, Persistence, Praise, Prayer, Promises, Refuge, Renew, Renewal, Rest, Safety, Scriptures, Sovereign, Strength, Stress, Trust, Victory
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Losing and Winning
God told Gideon his army
Had way too many men
Sometimes we need to lose a lot
Before He helps us win
A Blogger’s Confession
I’ve been writing forever (well, sometimes I exaggerate) and I can’t seem to get much response.
Just trying to share the hope we have in Jesus. Am I boring? Am I antiquated? Do my verses not rhyme?
Honestly, do I need more color?
Am I not loud enough?
I am so serious! I wanna tell the world about my Savior.
ANY and ALL comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Meet Us Here
Friend, there are those days when we DESPERATELY need a touch from the Master’s hand. You know, times when our ONLY heart’s cry is: “O Lord, please meet me RIGHT where I am”.
Maybe you are experiencing a day like that THIS very day.
Hello friend and welcome to 5 Minutes of Hope.
Today’s topic is: Meet us Here
On the rim, on the ledge, on the edge,
of the canyon of despair.
God, you see us … hanging by a thread,
won’t you come and meet us here?
Pick up the broken pieces
of our bruised and shattered hearts.
Send your healing, Holy Spirit
to our wounded, hurting parts.
Sorrow has never run this deep,
invading the very center of our soul.
Father, please send the Comforter,
make us every bit whole.
What I have always found amazing is the way people respond to hurt and heartache. Some of us will do everything within our power to hide our hurt while others have no problem broadcasting it freely. Wherever you’re at, whatever you’re going through … loss of a loved one, physical challenges, marital strife, financial stress … if you feel in any way desperate, hopeless, and anxious, can we just throw up a hand and admit we … NEED … a FRESH touch from the Master?
Dear one, rest assured, our loving, almighty, and heavenly Father is still in the comforting and delivering and healing business. HALLELUJAH! He … IS … WORTHY!
♫ Trusting only in Thy merit,
Would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit,
Save me by Thy grace.
♫ Savior, Savior,
Hear my humble cry,
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.
-Fanny J. Crosby
The Psalmist prayed: “Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need. Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake.” Psalm 79:8,9
Dear Father, we thank you that you see our condition and you hear our cry. We ask that you meet us right at our point of need. In the matchless Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we pray. Amen
Friend, may you be filled with hope today and share it with others.
In His Hands
Hey, Doug Dial here with 1 minute of hope.
♫ He’s got the whole world in His hands.
♫ He’s got the whole wide world in his hands.
♫ He’s got you and me and every town and city in every county in every state in the union and the nations of the world in His hands. (my extended version)
♫ He’s got the whole world in His hands.
The Psalmist declared; “My times are in thy hand …”
Dear one, we are living in unprecedented times. BUT … nothing takes God by surprise. He knew ALL about the year 2022 and all its challenges LONG before it arrived.
When Christ hung on that cruel cross He cried; “Father, into Thy hands I commit my spirit.”
Friend, there was and is … no … safer … place.
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With a microscope … we are able to view objects that are infinitesimally small … that could NEVER be seen with the naked eye. The most powerful electron microscopes let us view objects as small as an atom (about one ten-millionth of a millimeter).
With a telescope … the Hubble Space Telescope … we can explore galaxies that are literally billions of light years away … that could NEVER be seen with the naked eye.
With our faith … we can see that which is invisible … that could NEVER be seen … without faith.
Corrie ten Boom said, “Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.“
Hello friend and welcome to 5 Minutes of Hope.
Today’s topic is: By Faith.
Now then, before we go into a long dissertation as to what faith IS … let me tell you what faith is NOT.
Faith is not holding your breath, crossing your fingers, and hoping with all your might that everything works out okay.
Faith IS … a trust and a confidence in the God of the Word and in the Word of God.
Faith is believing that He is who He says He is and that He can and will do what He says He can and will do.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
♫ If Jesus said it I believe it, His Word cannot lie.
By faith … Noah built the ark. WHAT? It had never yet rained on the earth.
♫ I’m trusting you Lord, I’m trusting you. You’ve been so faithful, You’ve been so true.
By faith … Abraham believed and went. WHERE? He didn’t know where.
♫ But I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I’ve committed onto Him against that day.
By faith … Sarah bore a child. WHO? She was well past child bearing age.
♫ Only Believe. Only believe. All things are possible, only believe.
By faith … Joseph spoke of the exodus. WHEN? Four hundred years before it happened.
♫ Have faith in God. Have faith in God for deliverance, have faith in God.
By faith … Moses didn’t fear Pharaoh. WHY? He persevered because he saw him who is invisible.
♫ Faith is the victory! Oh, glorious victory, that overcomes the world.
These and others who are recorded in the 11th chapter of the book of Hebrews, modeled a faith which SAW and BELIEVED in the invisible.
Dear one, keep in mind, there is a WORLD of difference between seeing something that is not there and seeing the invisible.
WHERE do we get this FAITH that SEES?
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
I Timothy 1:17
Mighty God, we thank you for the examples in your Word of men and women of faith. Help us to read Your Word and help us to believe Your Word. In the matchless name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we pray. Amen
Friend, may you be FILLED with hope today and share it with others.
Whispers of What
These days are filled with constant conversations in my head. I talk to God. I think some people just “talk” in their own heads. Not me. I talk to God as if He were right here in front of me. This is what I am whispering to God.
“God, You know.”
“You know how incompetent I am.“
“I made a small mistake. It is nothing. Why is it, God (lest I forget who I am talking with), that I work so hard to help and cover everyone’s back, yet no one has mine?”
“Wait, I know who has my back, it is You. Jesus, all my mistakes are forgiven, right? You promised that right? Please God, wash me today in Your River. Wash me clean.”
“But I need. I am the most needy person. Oh God, I am so glad you don’t judge me too needy by the world’s standards. You can have all my neediness.”
This is how I constantly discuss my life with God. Each day I find something more I am not capable of dealing with. Sometimes the whisper is — “Hey God, You got this one right? I can’t hold on anymore. You take it.”
How is your relationship with your creator? The future looks so promising. If only this-then that-then the next, and I will be ok. Yet God says. “Come unto Me all who are weary.” Matthew 11:28
I am waiting. Waiting on answered prayer. Waiting on guidance. Once a need is answered there is another right behind it. I trust in the promise – “when I trust in You, God, with all my heart, and I lean on Your understanding not mine. When all my ways are following Your Guidance, then You show me the way to go.” (Proverbs 3:5,6) (my phrasing only)