"You have been born again, and this new life did not come from something that dies, but from something that cannot die. You were born again through God’s living message that continues forever. "
Moses built an altar and called it
The Lord is my Banner.
The battles you fight in your heart are not new. We all wage war at different times. But remember God is your banner. When you hold up God’s Name, every enemy will flee. God’s banner over you will bring peace, victory, hope, and restored joy. Build an “altar” to God in your heart — spiritual stones of remembrance that remind you of his faithfulness each time you experience a victory. God’s banner over you will always be love.
The book of Job deals with the issue of not understanding why God allows certain things to occur. God had allowed Satan to do everything he wanted to Job except kill him. What was Job’s reaction? “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him” (Job 13:15). “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised” (Job 1:21). Job didn’t understand why God had allowed the things He did, but he knew that God was good and therefore continued to trust in Him. Ultimately, that should be our reaction as well. God is good, just, loving, and merciful. Often things happen to us that we simply cannot understand. However, instead of doubting God’s goodness, our reaction should be to trust Him. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
1 Praise the LORD !
Sing to the LORD a new song.
Sing his praises in the assembly of the faithful.
3 Praise his name with dancing,
accompanied by tambourine and harp.
4 For the LORD delights in his people;
he crowns the humble with victory.
5 Let the faithful rejoice that he honors them.
Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds.
John 14:18 (NIV)
18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
A simple thought to remind you that: You are not forgotten
"You whom I have upheld since you were conceived,
and have carried since your birth,
Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am He, I am he who will sustain you,
I have made you, and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”