Daily Promises (September 26th)
The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all [those that be] bowed down. (Psalm 145:14)
Ever is the Lord faithful to strengthen those of His who are wounded and bolster His children who are weighed down. His might is become our might. His sovereignty lifts our head in troubling times. Look to Him for your rest and comfort and ever shall you find it!
Focus point: Sometimes our burdens seem more than we can bear, and we wonder how we can go on. David stands at this bleak intersection of life’s road and points toward the Lord, the great burden bearer. God is able to lift us up because (1) his greatness is unfathomable (Psalm 145:3) (2) he does mighty acts across many generations (145:4) (3) he is full of glorious splendor and majesty (145:5) (4) he does wonderful and awesome works (145:5,6) (5) he is righteous (145:7) (6) he is gracious,, compassionate, patient, and loving (145:8,9) (7) he rules over an everlasting kingdom (145:13) (8) he is our source of all our daily needs (145:15,16) (9) he is righteous and loving in all his dealings (145:17); (10) he remains near to those who call on him (145:18); (11) he hears our cry and saves us (145:19,20) . If you are bending under a burden and feel that you are about to fall, turn to God for help. He is ready to lift you up and bear your burden.
Daily Promises (September 14th)
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
God is all-powerful. He is able to provide for every need that meets a believer in his walk with Christ. As humans we often think of “needs” in the light of food, shelter, and physical amenities. However, our “real” needs are spiritual, for our spirit is eternal. Jesus has provided for all of our spiritual needs. As the Apostle Peter says in his second letter:
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
(2 Peter 1:3-4)
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
The Philippians trusted in God’s promises, and they gave to the Lord’s work out of what little they possessed. Praise God that we can trust in Him for our daily provision of all our needs!
We can trust that God will always meet our needs. Whatever we need on earth he will always supply, even if it is the courage to face death as Paul did. Whatever we need in heaven he will supply. We must remember, however, the difference between our wants and our needs. Most people want to feel good and avoid discomfort or pain. we may not get all that we want. By trusting in Christ, our attitudes and appetites can change from wanting everything to accepting his provision and power to live for him.