I was driving to work earlier this week listening to my daily scripture reading when several scriptures jumped out at me. I had been thinking about a friend that had been taken to hospital with a massive anxiety attack and wondering what, if anything, I could do. God is faithful. He highlighted scripture, He clarified what He wanted me to say, and then also told me to write it down. Get ready for a little taste of how my mind works…lol.
Here we go…
“14 …the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.15 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. 16 If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God[a] that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules,[b] then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it… I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, 20 loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” Deut 30: 14-16; 19-20 (ESV)
What jumped out at me was the phrase “the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart…..” My thoughts immediately jumped to John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” So if the word is near you and is in your mouth and heart, THAT my friend is Jesus, who will never leave you nor forsake you. HE is in your mouth. He is ever near you. You are NEVER alone in ANYTHING.
In Luke 12: 6-7 it says: “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?[b] And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.” You are NOT forgotten. You are BELOVED. You have VALUE. Don’t listen to anyone or anything that tells you any different.
Despite anything you may be facing or going through right now God is right there and is working on your behalf. Psalms 34:17-19 states:” When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” Did you get that? He delivers you out of them ALL. Not some; ALL.
And once you are through, and even while you’re in the midst of it and can see His mighty outstretched hand at work in your circumstance Oh the stories, the testimonies you can tell.
“Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.” Psalms 78:1-4 (ESV)
So, my friends despite anything coming at you, anything you find yourself in that is hard, that is dark and frightening; I say shout the name of Jesus. Shout in the dark of the night. Shout it at your situation. Shout it in worship. He is life. He will deliver you. You are His beloved.
YOU. ARE. NOT. FORGOTTEN.
Luv and hugs!