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Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Shadows and my Sustainer

The Shadows and my Sustainer

As I sit here I must admit; I am tired. The kind of tired that is bone deep and affects every aspect of life. Tired of the strain. The pressure. The emotional and physical turmoil of modern culture. When did life catch up to me? When was the weight of the world placed upon my shoulders?

The sun is shining outside, my family loves me, and I am breathing so what is the problem? Am I alone in feeling this way? Is it a lack of faith that draws the shadows round about me and crowds out the hope of tomorrow? Why does the drudgery continue in spite of prayer and praise?

To tell the truth I do not know and quite frankly I don’t have a clue. However, I do know this, my Redeemer lives and God is my Sustainer. I can place my weary head upon my pillow because I know who holds my tomorrow ( Ps 3:5). I can walk the straight and narrow way with confidence in my LORD that my feet will not slip ( Ps. 66:9 ). My God does not sleep ( Ps 121:4 ) and is ever vigilant when I need Him.

I know that my God is faithful and His loving-kindness is endless for those who love Him and follow Him ( Dt 7:9 ). He will keep me for eternity ( John 8:51 ) and has the power to do so because He holds everything in His mighty hand ( Col 1:16-17 ).

When we are down we can know it will not last forever because His joy is our strength ( Neh 8:10) and weeping is only temporary as His joy comes in the morning ( Ps 30:5 ).
It is a wonderful thing to have hope. Hope gives me a reason to look past the shadows of doubt with faith because one day we will see the Son in all His glory. He will finally wipe away every tear and be our joy and strength forever. Where is your faith? Is it in temporal strength that will wane or is it in the LORD of LORDS and KING of KINGS? As for me and my house we will follow the LORD and place our trust upon the solid Rock of Christ Jesus. Place your faith in Him today and the shadows will not disappear but there will be a new found hope in the promises of tomorrow.

By the way: Just as a reminder there can be no shadows unless there is light shining around your obstacles. Darkness is nothing in and of itself but is only the absence of light, so what has happened to your source of illumination?

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