Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hold Me Up!

 117Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
 118Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
 119Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
 120My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments. 
(Psalm 119:117-120, King James Version)

Hold Me Up!

Does God hear? Does God pay attention when the wicked trample the Godly underfoot? Yes! Though it may seem at times that the trials of this life will drown us, yet God is always right beside us, holding us up, and keeping us faithful to Him. The wicked, in their foolishness, arrogantly go about their business unmindful of God, who at a moment's notice can obliterate them from existence. Though it seems that God looks in the other direction while they commit one atrocity after another, God is mindful of their actions. In His time, He will make all things right.

As believers, we know that, apart from the help of God, it is impossible for us to faithfully love and serve Him. Like the Psalmist, we must continually pray, "Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe." Because we read and understand God's Word, we know that He, indeed, does put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Truly, we understand who God is, and tremble for fear of Him, being afraid of His judgments.

Fear is not a bad thing, for with the fear of God comes understanding of who He is, and of what our purpose is on this earth. We know that to fear Him is to love Him, and His response to us is that of a loving Father who reaches down and surrounds us with His protecting arms of love.

Though we live in a time when it seems as those who hate God rule the day, but we know that the time will come when God will say, "Enough!" We, after all, are on God's side, and from His perspective, the victory has already been won.

Let us then, go about our lives loving and serving Him, knowing that each day brings us closer to the day when we will go to be with Him forever!

That reminds me of a chorus we often sang when I was young:

Just a little longer and the trump of God shall sound.
Just a little longer and we'll all be glory bound.
Look away to heaven, our redemption draweth nigh.
Just a little longer and we'll meet Him in the sky.

Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!

God Bless You,

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