Archives for the month of: August, 2014

They say the pen is mightier than the sword. So, today I want to pierce though these pages and make a declaration: God is still on the throne, and He is not dead. Although the enemy has come to kill, steal, and destroy, God has already won the battle.

Have you ever felt like David? Well, today, I am David. I am crying out to God and asking Him “how long?” How long, God, will the wicked prosper? How long will the wicked triumph over men of God—your people? How long before God intervenes in the face of injustice? Will the man with no conscience reign forever? Will God be blinded forever to the evil man’s acts of injustice?

Here’s the funny thing about God. If we are quiet long enough to wait for His answers, we can sometimes find them in whispers. Here is what God whispered to my heart today:

Psalm 5

O Lord, hear me as I pray;    

 pay attention to my groaning.

Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God,    

for I pray to no one but you.

Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord.     

Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.

O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness;     

you cannot tolerate the sins of the wicked.

Therefore, the proud may not stand in your presence,   

 for you hate all who do evil.

You will destroy those who tell lies.     

The Lord detests murderers and deceivers.

Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house;    

 I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe.

Lead me in the right path, O Lord,     

or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.

My enemies cannot speak a truthful word.     

Their deepest desire is to destroy others.

Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.     

Their tongues are filled with flattery.

10 O God, declare them guilty.     

Let them be caught in their own traps.

Drive them away because of their many sins,     

for they have rebelled against you.

11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;    

 let them sing joyful praises forever.

Spread your protection over them,     

that all who love your name may be filled with joy.

12 For you bless the godly, O Lord;     

you surround them with your shield of love.

 

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As children of God, we are co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). If we accept this truth, then we have to know that no one could ever rob us (cheat us, steal from us or treat us unfairly) and get away it. The Bible says, “Can a man rob God (Malachi 3:8)?” Although this passage was referencing tithes and offerings, think of it this way. Nothing we have belongs to us. God owns it all. For example, if an employer cheats us of our fair wage, then he or she is essentially cheating God because the money is His. The truth is, our world is fallen.  Bad things do happen, and people do bad things. However, know this: God is still on the throne, and He WILL judge fairly and justly. Know that He will not allow our enemies to triumph over us. Thankfully, God is the one true mediator. His verdict is just and unbiased. God is not a respecter of man. Prince and peasants are treated equally because He created them all. Know today that if you are being persecuted at the hands of your enemy, God Himself will judge. He will not allow the enemy to continue to persecute you. Trust Him, and He will deliver you!

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