Monday, June 6, 2022

Pastor's Ponderings, June 6, 2022

Let’s Praise The Lord!

Russ Taff wrote the song, “Praise the Lord.”  Some of the lyrics are, “When you're up against a struggle, that shatters all your dreams and your hopes have been cruelly crushed by Satan's manifested schemes and you feel the urge within you to submit to earthly fear, don't let the faith you're standing in seem to disappear. Praise the Lord, He will work through those who praise Him.”


The 23rd Psalm comforts us during the trials and challenges of life.  The author writes, “The Lord is my shepherd. I lack nothing” (Psalm 23:1).  If we appreciate that powerful scripture, it establishes who God is, who we are, and what He does in our life.  We can therefore thank Him, praise Him, and adore Him for who He is.  


When we look at the Creator of the universe and when we remember what He has brought us through, protected us from, and directed us to, we can look to Him who began our faith and increased it (Hebrews 12:2).  If there is confusion in our minds, illness in our bodies, lack in our income, or challenges in our relationships, we can still look unto the One who can do anything but fail (Luke 18:27, Ephesians 3:20-21).  


Some may still declare that their situation is unique and bleak or they have done so many bad things that they have no hope.  But the Bible asks a powerful question. “Is there anything too hard for God?” (Jeremiah 32:27).  The sustainer of the universe, keeper of heaven and earth, and the One who holds the past, present, and future in His hands has got your back  He has you.  Let us just praise, appreciate, and love Him who loves us thoroughly, completely, and eternally.


Psalm 23:1

Common English Bible

1 The Lord is my shepherd. I lack nothing.


Hebrews 12:2

New International Version

fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.


Luke 18:27

New International Version

27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”


Ephesians 3:20-21

New International Version

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 

21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


Jeremiah 32:27

New International Version

27 “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?







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