Thursday, January 30, 2014

Rejoice in the Lord

Psalms 9:1-2   will praise you, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will show forth all your marvelous works. 2   I will be glad and rejoice in you: I will sing praise to your name, O thou most High.

In the middle of our trials and tribulations, we can still rejoice in the Lord and share all of the great things He has done for us and in our lives. This attitude and spirit of rejoicing does not come from within us. We can be so easily worn down with the burdens of life, and sometimes that is natural. But  God, in His infinite power and wisdom, fills us with His spirit and It is He who allows us to still be joyful in the midst of our pain. This does not mean we are HAPPY about our suffering, but in spite of it....we can still be joyful and rejoice in the Lord and share our testimony of His goodness and salvation.
Even though we might not be able to see His hand at some points, He is there. During the time of the tribulation, we will need to remember this, so that we will be able to share Christ with those who may be inflicting us with pain and suffering.

Matthew 10:17-20   But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18   And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, as a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19   But when they deliver you up, do not be anxious how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what you shall speak. 20   For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.

Abide And Endure In Christ