Showing posts from March, 2010

Will God Take Care of You?

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful (anxious) in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17:8,9 Those who trust in their own righteousness and strength, and think that they can do without Christ in time of need, make flesh their strength. They cannot, in the arm of flesh, flourish in the things of God or be comforted. Those who make God their Hope, will prosper the Bible says, “Like a tree planted by water.” The roots are fixed in peace and therein, comes solitude and satisfaction of mind. They will not be anxious, worried, or fearful, in the year of drought (distress, devastation or ruin) for God is their Hope. Blessed, favored, is the man that puts his confidence and assurance in the Lord. To be blessed is to benefit or to be preferre…

I Am Still Laughing

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. Proverbs 15:13,15 Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. Luke 6:21b
So many times in my Christian life, even as a Pastor’s wife, I have wept through the night until I could weep no more. I have found that the most memorable things that have happened to me in my life have later made me laugh and others along with me. I remember one incident that happened to me while attending a marriage retreat. We had a guest speaker come to speak on the topic, “Intimacy in Marriage.” The speaker did an excellent job but the material was such that everyone was very serious (rightfully so) and no one was looking around at anyone else. The group of about 40 to 50 adults was very sullen and you could have cut the air with a knife it was so thick and still in the room. As I was listening so intently, and my foc…

What Does It Mean to be a Widow?

A father of the fatherless, and a judge (defender) of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. Psalm 68:5 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge (defend) the fatherless, plead for the widow. Isaiah 1:17
Most of you that will read this devotion will not understand the position of the widow. The purpose in writing about the widow is to plead for her and try to explain the tremendous loss along with the overwhelming feelings of grief that accompanies the reality of death. Scripture says, “A judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.” The word judge means, “defender and advocate.” Here, in His holy habitation, God is her benefactor, guardian, Lord, master, teacher, advisor and counselor. What comfort that brings to the widow in her need of solace. Numbness is a word I would like to use to explain the aftermath of shock in the passing of life. Some may ask themselves, “Did this really happen or am I dreaming?” “What just happened, am I going to be alright? Wha…