Monday, June 15, 2009

June 15, 2009 "Where Does My Help Come From?"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
By: Teresa Criswell

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills...from where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth..."
~ Psalm 121 ~

Is there a struggle today? Are you being hard pressed at this very moment? Is the struggle you are going through, something you never thought would happen to you? How are you trying to relieve that struggle and pressure?

I am reminded of the scripture in Psalm 121, "From where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord."

When I continue to read throughout this Psalm, I found that the writer of this Psalm reminds himself who his help truly is. Yet, he does not stop there. He continues on by encouraging himself as he reminds himself who his Helper truly is, "The creator of heaven and earth."

After he reminds himself of who his Helper is, he then reminds himself who sustains him. As he reminds himself who sustains him, he then reminds himself that His Helper and Sustainer does not sleep nor does he slumber. I am so blessed by this very promise.

God's encouragement to you and I today through Jesus Christ as we are being pressed by a deadline, a relationship, health issues, job loss, a struggle with a child, the loss of life; may we be reminded and remind ourselves that the Lord of heaven and earth is the lifter of our head. He is our only hope in a hopeless situation.

The greatest reminder to me today is that He is not moved by any of my circumstances. Our circumstances are moved by who He is, whether it wants to be or not.

He is desperate for us to know who He is so that when pressures come against us, we can stand up in His unlimited strength pressing forward following Him as we have our spiritual feet 'clothed' in the 'shoes' of the gospel of peace. He brings us through and into His great plan and destiny for our lives for His glory.

As He is not moved by our circumstances; may we remember that our circumstances are moved by His MIGHTY power. They may not go away right away, but as we remind ourselves who He is, may we also remind our circumstances that we will not serve it in fear, but we will serve God having faith in Him; knowing that He works all things together for the good that are called according to His purpose. We must also remind ourselves that God has not given us the spirit of fear; but power, love and a sound mind.

I am reminded even more so today, the quote I heard sometime ago, "The more I learn about God, the more I learn I know nothing at all."

Let us only be moved by the Word of God, which is our Sustainer.

The italicized are the referenced scripture:
Numbers 6:25-26
Ephesians 6:10-18
Jeremiah 29:11
Romans 8:28
II Timothy 1:7

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