Dec 24, 2005

We Are Not Alone


Christians living in a tumultuous world are constantly bombarded with evil in a concerted effort to conform us to this world. Satan knows exactly how, and when, to tempt us at our most vulnerable moments. God is always with us, and even when we are tempted His right hand of protection is extended.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you will be able to endure it. ~ 1 Cor. 10:13 (ESV)
The Forty-first chapter of Isaiah is a great story of how God shows His love and mercy towards His people. Christians today have the same help and love the Israelites were offered, and He is always available for His people in times of need.
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)

for I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, 'fear not, I am the one who helps you'. ~ Isaiah 41:13 (ESV)
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God Of Israel will not forsake them. ~ Isaiah 41:17 (ESV)
We are blessed beyond measure that God is willing, and able to move mountains to protect and care for us. Isaiah chapter forty-one displays His grace and mercy to those who are His people; we need to read this promise often, and understand that He lovingly watches over us and will never forsake us.

6 comments:

LEM'S Politics said...

Good morning Brother Larry, thank you for the grand reminder, and I hope you had a great Christmas and will have a prosperous new year my prayer for you is good health and that your words will touch and convince many, keep up the great work brother Laymond

Hoots Musings said...

Larry,
Isn't it amazing that we can have peace in our hearts to go about the daily mundane things in life knowing God loves US unconditionally.

Freeing isn't it?

Joyous blessings to you and yours!

Hoots

Larry said...

Hoot...
It's always amazing to me that God can put up with us for a single minute.

His love is far beyond our finite comprehension; we constantly receive a stream of blessings even when we stumble along falling far short of our calling.

It is definitely good to be under God's grace.

Larry said...

Laymond...
We all need to realize and be thankful for the care God provides for His people.

At my very best I'm nowhere near where I should be in my Christian walk, but thanks to an overflowing of grace tossed in my direction there is hope, not only for me, but for all of us who stumble along looking for a better home.

jettybetty said...

I'm with you--it's amazing God puts up with me!
I do love the passages you quote here!

JD said...

Larry, thanks for the encouragements you sent my way in 2005. Though we have not met, I truly believe that we are not alone. Our great God is with us ... and his Big Family is bigger and better than we ever believed! Thank you, brother!