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Topic: Breaking the Rules (08/16/04)
TITLE: “KEEP VERY CLOSE AND ENJOY HIS STRENGTH”
By MELINDA MANSOOR
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Psalms 10:14 “Thou hast seen it, for Thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with Thy hand: The poor commiteth himself unto thee: Thou are the helper of the fatherless.”
beholdest (Strong’s 5027) to scan, regard with pleasure or care;
mischief (Strong’s 5999) worry, iniquity, toil or trouble;
spite (Strong’s 3708) indignation or provoking;
requite (Strong’s 5414) to give, apply, ordain, submit or suffer;
hand (Strong’s 3027) an open hand meaning power or direction;
helper (Strong’s 5826) to protect, aid or help;
fatherless (Strong’s 3490) to be lonely or orphan.
So realize even if things do not seem unfair or not what you expected, dear God knows His Plan and what is going on. HE knows you better than you know yourself. Even if things that cause you to worry and let His always open Hand help you out and give you power and direction. Ask Him for the help that you need and the answers you want so bad. He is right there and you are never alone even if you are feeling all alone in the world.
By keeping up with the Word daily, you realize His Company and know His Strength. You feel Him through the Word and know that He has already paid the price through the Son for you. So enjoy the examples that HE has already given you through others who have already gone through their lives before. The challenges may seem different and even more challenging, so appreciate this.
Talk to Him and know that He will listen to you no matter what. Always go to Him with an open heart and mind because He knows how honest you are with Him and yourself. Keep right there with Him every step of the way through a challenging time so He can keep you going. His Love is always there. You just need to receive it and enjoy the blessings of His Presence.
Finally, keep very close and enjoy His Strength. There is no One better to be there for you when you are going through tough times because He is the One that is sharpening up so He can use you better in His Plan. Know that there is much light at the end of a tunnel that may seem very dark at the moment. The Reason why is that He is the Victor – enjoy Him and let Him know you love Him. Make His Light shine even brighter.
Thanks dear God for Your Love and Your Strength,
at Your service