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Fighting the giants in life

This morning I read from the book of Psalms.  Psalm 94:19 to be specific.  It says, “When my anxieties multiply, your comforting calms me down”.  This is the common English version of scripture and it’s a very good thing to know.   

God tends to bless us on a daily basis, that is if we are looking for Him.  Today this scripture is my blessing.  I have been working on the sermon for Sunday.  The title-------“Fighting Life’s Giants”.

I don’t know about you, but it seems I am fighting problems daily of late.  Each of these Giants seems to have brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles who take the place of today’s challenge (assuming I win the current challenge).  Some of these Giants are very mean.  They gouge, kick, hit below the belt, and they are not above a sucker punch or two.

There are times when I have to take a knee.  Sometimes, I feel as if I can’t muster enough strength to engage in the next battle with these merciless ogres.  Does that sound familiar?

So this is why todays reading of Psalm 94:19 is such a blessing to me. It gives me hope.  Guess what?  There are more of these scriptures where this wonderful verse comes from.  Listen to Deuteronomy 31:8-9---” The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you, He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged”.   Then there is Romans 8:28 -----“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
 
I have found that, by myself, I could not possibly fight the army of troubles and challenges in this world.  But, with the presence of the Holy Spirit within, I remember to “Cast all my anxiety on Him because He cares for me” 1 Peter 5:7
 
Blessings my beloved,
 
Pastor Floyd

 

 

 

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