God’s Got You

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Proverbs 3:26 (ERV) You can trust the Lord to protect you. He will not let you fall into harm. 

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Trusting God has become a new buzz word. It is thrown around so loosely that we forget it’s connotation. Anytime we are going through challenging times the first words off the lips of others is normally “Just trust God, it will work out.”
What does it really mean to trust God? I have found in my very own life that trusting God required me to put forth some type of action to show that I believed what God was saying to me. Trusting God required me to stand still at times and knowing with sheer confidence I did not have to be in control. I did not have to come to my own rescue. It assured me that I had help, a reliable source and strength backing me. Proverbs 3:26 here in the Amplified version paints this picture clearly; For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught [in a trap or some hidden danger].

I implore you today not to take trusting God lightly. He will always be by your side. He is a source of strength in our times of weakness. He is a shield and a buckler whenever we find ourselves in danger. He is a provider when we are in need. And most of all He loves us with an everlasting love. We can rely on His faithfulness. We can trust His heart towards us.

Father even when my trust in You begins to wane. Remind me of Your faithfulness in my life. In Jesus name Amen

Grace and Peace to you,
Mary
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© Mary Pinckney, December 2017

 

 

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Hang on in there…

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Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians  6:9 NIV

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I know things are not going the way you planned.

I know that you thought you would be farther along by now.

I know that you are anxious to see the finished work.

In spite of what it looks like, keep your head up! Regardless to what you may be facing today. God is not slack concerning His promises.

Instead of focusing on what you see, begin to change your focus to what God has said. His Word will not come back to Him void, but it will accomplish everything He sent it out to accomplish.

Hold on; change is on the way. That change may not be in your outward circumstances immediately, but it will take place on the inside of you if you keep fighting, keep praying, and keep pursuing His will for your life.

Lord, it gets harder by the minute to keep a positive outlook when it seems everything is going haywire. Help us I pray to keep our focus tuned in to You and Your Word rather than our circumstances. It is in Your Word that we find hope and renewed strength. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

Grace and Peace,

Mary

© Mary Pinckney July, 2015

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It’s Not Over…

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Keep your head up! It is not over yet.

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Trust in the Lord and do good.  Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.  Take delight in the Lord  and he will give you your heart’s desires.  Commit everything you do to the Lord Trust him, and he will help you. Psalm 37:3-5 (NLT)

I speak the peace of God over you today. May you continue to hold steadfast to His hand as He directs you to His place of promise. May He infuse you with inner strength. In Jesus name Amen.

Blessings to you!

Mary

 

You Are My Hiding Place

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“You are a hiding place for me; You, Lord, preserve me from trouble, You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!”  Psalm 32:7 (AMP)

Remember as a child having that one place you could hide and feel secure when you were afraid?  It may have been under the bed, or in the closet.  Wherever it was, you knew without a shadow of a doubt all would be well if you could just get there.

That is what worship, experiencing the presence of God, has become for me: a hiding place. As fear rears its ugly head I know that His presence is the one place I can run. While there, He comforts and reassures me that I am safe.

There is nothing more soothing than knowing the love of our Heavenly Father. He promises to never leave us nor forsake us. Granted, there may be times we feel as though He has neglected us, but He is always there. His Word is filled with precious promises to assure us of that fact. Here is another gentle reminder from Psalm 27:5, ”For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; in the secret place of His tent will He hide me.”

Allow the Lord an opportunity to become your hiding place today.  Whisper a prayer, read about His promises in the book of Psalms, or listen to songs of praise that glorify God and His ability to work on your behalf. Allow Him an opportunity to reassure you and provide the answers you need. Most of all, allow His love to overshadow you.

Father, wrap us in your arms today, and hide us as the storms of life rage round about us.  Reassure us that we are the apples of your eye and that you will never leave us nor forsake us. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

Take Action

When you are feeling frenzied today, before running to others for answers and comfort, consult the Lord.

How has the Lord revealed Himself to you as a place of shelter in your daily life?

 

Grace and Peace,

Mary

© Mary Pinckney 2014

 

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Praying for Guidance?

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The LORD directs the steps of the godly.  He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23 (NLT)  

Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. 106I took an oath, and I will keep it.    I took an oath to follow your regulations, which are based on your righteousness.  Psalm 119:105-106  (GW)

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP)

I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.  9Be not like the horse or the mule, which lack understanding, which must have their mouths held firm with bit and bridle, or else they will not come with you. Psalm 32:8-9(AMP)

Father, in Jesus name, I thank you for your direction.  Thank you that you are aware of the plans that you have for me, plans to do me good all the days of my life, not to do me evil, but to give me an expected end. I pray that I will not lean upon my own understanding but acknowledge you in all my ways. I ask that you will guide me and counsel me with your eyes upon me. I pray that my heart will be attentive to your voice. I pray that you will awaken my ears to hear you. Lead me in the way of righteousness for your name sake. Make me of quick understanding. May I not judge by sight of my eyes or by hearing of my ears, but with righteousness and justice and decide with all fairness.  I pray that you will not let me wander or step aside either in ignorance or willfully from your commandments or the plan that you have for me. Thank you for keeping me and perfecting all things that  concern me. Thank you for completing the work that you have begun in me, even until the day of your return. In Jesus name. Amen.

Grace and Peace be upon you,

Mary

 

© Mary Pinckney, May 21, 2014

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