These are troublesome times to say the least! The FIRES of adversities are all around! Loneliness, fear, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, feeling helpless, are just a few matters individuals can experience! Is there any help? Yes, thankfully there is. But will people realize that the help is REAL workable help? That remains to be seen, and it will as always be upon an individual basis, rather than each person receiving help simply because many will turn away from such! Consider it you will, the remaining proposals for your personal matters being faced today in your life!
I. THERE IS A PLACE, A PERSON, WHO CAN HELP YOU REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH IN LIFE!
A. COVID-19 IS A DANGER TODAY WHICH WE ALL FACE!
B. Psalms 91 BRINGS US TO THE ANSWER ABOUT WHO CAN HELP, IN WHAT SITUATIONS IN LIFE CAN HE HELP, AND WHERE CAN HE BE FOUND, AND WILL HE LISTEN AND ACTUALLY BRING THE HELP I NEED.
C. Psalm 91: 1-16 reads:
“He who dwells 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 I will trust. Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous PESTILENCE. HE shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night. Nor of the arrow that flies by day. Nor of the PESTILENCE that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; But it SHALL NOT come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.
Because you have MADE the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, YOUR DWELLING PLACE, nO EVIL SHALL BEFALL YOU, nOR SHALL ANY plague COME NEAR YOUR DWELLING; For HE shall give HIS angels charge over you, to KEEP you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra. The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. Because HE has set HIS love upon ME, therefore I will deliver Him.
I will set Him on high, because He has known MY name. He shall call upon ME, and I will answer Him; I will be with Him in trouble; I will deliver Him and Honor Him. With Long Life I will satisfy Him, and show Him My salvation.”
D. THE ABOVE PROMISES HAD TO DO ALSO WITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST DURING HIS EARTHLY MINISTRY IN HUMAN FLESH, AS HE WAS TEMPTED IN ALL POINTS AS WE WERE. HOWEVER, IF A PERSON HAS HIM AS LORD AND SAVIOR THOSE PROMISES CAN AND WILL BE AVAILABLE TO US ALSO AS WE SEEK TO WALK BY FAITH AND TRUST IN HIM DURING LIFE’S TRIALS.
****NOTE: THESE PROMISES AND WORDS HOWEVER ARE NOT ABSOLUTE IN THE SENSE THEY WILL APPLY TO ALL SAINTS AND EVERY SITUATION IN LIFE.
GOD MAY HAVE OTHER CHOICES HE MAKES CONCERNING EACH ONE OF US SUCH AS, SUFFERING, PAIN, DIFFICULTIES IN LIFE, AND EVEN PHYSICAL DEATH.
BUT HE PROMISES TO ‘BE WITH US DURING ALL OF THEM AND HE MAY EVEN DELIVER US TOTALLY FROM ALL ISSUES WE FACE IN VARIOUS SITUATIONS THAT MAY ARISE.
BUT IN EITHER CASE, WE DEPEND UPON HIM ABSOLUTELY AND TOTALLY, KNOWING HIS CHOICES ARE ALWAYS THE BEST, AND RIGHT AND FOR HIS GLORY!
II. HOW TO HAVE THE BENEFITS AND BLESSINGS IN LIFE AND OUR FUTURE IN ETERNITY IS FOUND IN ISAIAH 55!
“HO!” (Listen up), Everyone who thirsts, COME to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend money for what is NOT BREAD. And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to ME (GOD), and eat what is good. And let our soul delight itself in abundance. Incline your ear, and come to ME. HEAR, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—–The sure mercies of David. Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, A leader and commander for the people. Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, and nations who do not know you shall run to you. Because of the Lord your God, and the Holy One of Israel; For HE has glorified you.
SEEK THE LORD, WHILE HE MAY BE FOUND. CALL UPON HIM WHILE HE IS NEAR. LET THE WICKED FORSAKE HIS WAY, AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS MAN HIS THOUGHTS; LET HIM RETURN TO THE LORD. AND HE WILL HAVE MERCY ON HIM; AND TO OUR GOD, FOR HE WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON.
In these words from God, He shows people that if they will come to HIM through His son Jesus Christ, the only person and name which God has given whereby a human being can be saved, He will save, pardon ones sins, and be with them throughout life now and forevermore!
God is closer than your breath! He is NOT far away, but very near to all human beings. Christ Jesus is here now ministering through the Holy Spirit and calling people to come to Him and be saved from their fears, their enemies, their diseases, their anxieties, but most of all from the wrath and judgment of God in punishment for their sin and sins!
Life Eternal is available from HIM and HE is a merciful God, a LOVING God, a Helper, a Savior whom WE can TRUST above ALL. He is our creator! So, COME and be Helped in these times of need and find HIM ALL SATISFYING!
by Lamar Carnes