Thursday, May 8, 2008

Words of Encouragement

I find encouragement looking at the beautiful things of God. If he will take such care with the flowers, surely he will take care of me. (Picture by James S. Williams)

I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws. - Psalm 119:147-149

God's Promises. My Hope is in you. I can relate to this scripture. Do you sometimes wake early in the morning and the first thing you do is cry out to God? You can't see your way clear and you just don't know where to turn. So you cry out to God for his help, because you know anything else won't satisfy. You have to hope in God because you know his promises are true.

You rise early, but you also stay awake at night comforting yourself on the promises of God. If you let go of your hope in him, what would you have to hold onto?

So like the psalmist you cry out and ask God, take care of me. Don't let my life be for nothing, preserve me and rescue me from this pit that seems to be pulling me under. Lord deliver me!

Today, my prayer is for someone that is going through and cannot see there way. God is faithful! I know it gets hard sometimes to hold on, but don't let go of your hope in him. He is available to you. That is what the psalmist shows us. God is available to us. He hears our cries. He will come to see about his children. He will do it not because he has to but because of his unchanging love for us. He gave his promises to us so that we could find reassurance in him. Today, let us be reassured in our God!