Monday, February 25, 2013

Thou Art My God!

 6I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.
 7O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
 8Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah. 
(Psalm 140:6-8, King James Version)

Thou Art My God!

More beautiful words have not been spoken! Thou art my God! The Psalmist seemed to be speaking this declaration at a time when he was almost overcome with trials and difficulties at the hands of his enemies. Rightly he exclaimed, "O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle." Only in our wondrous Lord God Almighty can we have such complete confidence.

I pray that is the burning cry of each and every person reading this devotional, for if we have placed our confidence in any other than God, Himself, then that confidence is, indeed, misplaced! There is no family member, friend, or acquaintance to whom we can receive such hope, and there is no spiritual domain above our wondrous Creator, who has formed us, as well as the world in which we live, and who knows all things.

Truly, there is nothing man can do to us, for though he may kill our bodies, he cannot touch our souls. Though the rest of our life may be one misery after another, what is that in light of eternity? What is that in light of what Christ, the Son of God, has suffered for each and every one of His dear children?

Yet, He did not just complete our salvation and then whisk Himself away to remain forever apart from us in the realms of His eternal kingdom. He sits at the right hand of God, making intercession for each and every one of us. He is directly and distinctly involved with each of His own, directing us, ordering our lives, and protecting us from the onslaughts of Satan and his minions.

In the middle of despair, He upholds us. In the middle of pain, He brings comfort. In the middle of sorrow, He consoles us with His wondrous Word. In times of great joy, He gladdens our hearts. In times of great peace, He reminds us that it is He that has brought that peace. Nothing we do, think, or say, is done apart from His knowledge, His help, and His intervention.

No wonder the Psalmist could say, "Hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD. . . . Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device." He knew that in God, He had an Advocate who was always there.

What about us? When we say to Him, "Thou art my God," what exactly do we mean? Is ours just a superficial knowledge of Him as He is revealed in Scripture, or do we have a relationship with Him that is more precious than any relationship on earth?

Go today, and seek Him--not just a knowledge of Him--but a relationship with Him.

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come;
Be thou our guide while life shall last,
And our eternal home.

God Bless You,
Linda



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