Monday, January 16, 2012

Trust the Trustworthy! It Ain't You!

But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel,
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are Mine!

What more noble name can you be called except “little Christ”, Christian?  Our gracious God claims you as His own.  How is it possible to be down or have a “bad day” when He not only has redeemed us but proudly claims us as His own?

Just in case you don’t quite get it yet:

 “Since you are precious in My sight,
Since you are honored and I love you,

You are precious and honored by God!  Is that not totally unbelievable? He treasures you, He celebrates you, He brags about you and it is your picture on His desk!

I will give other men in your place and other peoples in exchange for your life.
 “Do not fear, for I am with you;

He is willing the throw everything and everybody else away to save you!

How is it that you do not trust Him?

-          we don’t trust Him with our finances
-          we don’t rust Hi with our families
-          we don’t trust Him with our careers
-          we don’t trust Him is His ability to keep all of His promises to us!
-          The list goes on and on

There is yet hope for even us who don’t totally trust!

 Bring out the people who are blind, even though they have eyes,
And the deaf, even though they have ears.
All the nations have gathered together
So that the peoples may be assembled.
Who among them can declare this
And proclaim to us the former things?
Let them present their witnesses that they may be justified,
Or let them hear and say, “It is true.”
 “You are My witnesses,” declares the LORD,
“And My servant whom I have chosen,
So that you may know and believe Me
 “Even from eternity I am He,
And there is none who can deliver out of My hand;
I act and who can reverse it?”
 Is that a guarantee that you can live with?  What else could He do to convince you to trust Him?
 Thus says the LORD,
 Who makes a way through the sea
And a path through the mighty waters,
Who brings forth the chariot and the horse,
The army and the mighty man
(They will lie down together and not rise again;
They have been quenched and extinguished like a wick):
 There is absolutely nothing that can deter Him from coming to your rescue and your protection.
Okay, here is His offer to you today:
“Do not call to mind the former things,
Or ponder things of the past.
“Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.
“The beasts of the field will glorify Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I have given waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My chosen people.
“The people whom I formed for Myself
Will declare My praise. 

Will you now lay your trust fully on Him and desert your ideas, your agendas and your plans?
We must live by faith if we are to meet Him where He stands at the ready to redeem us from this fallen  world and its false wisdom!

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