As I looked out my dark office window this early morning, I spied the silhouette of the sliver crescent-shaped moon with a round outline! The crescent part of the moon is sitting down yonder of the circle of the moon. It is beautiful and reminds me of Abba God, holding me up with His loving, unending grace! And, what a beautiful Creator HE IS!
Psalms 18:1-3 (The Passion Translation) is so comforting to me, and I pray it will be to you as well!
“I love you, Yahweh, and I’m bonded to you, my strength!
2 Yahweh, you’re the bedrock beneath my feet,
my faith-fortress, my wonderful deliverer,
my God, my rock of rescue where none can reach me.
You’re the shield around me,
the mighty power that saves me,
and my high place.
3 All I need to do is to call on you,
Yahweh, the praiseworthy God.
When I do, I’m safe and sound in you—
delivered from my foes!”
Are you going through a really hard season or even a challenging couple of years? Is it wrenchingly difficult? Have you gone through betrayal by a friend, a co-worker, or a family member? I do think and have experienced the past few years have been exceedingly hard for most of us! I believe it is only in Jesus’ love and strength that many of us are still standing! I am sure you can make a long list of prayer concerns and worries. I know I can, too! But Jesus! We can call upon Jesus to be our strength! We can choose to call upon Jesus to help us! Sometimes, all we can do is breathe out His precious Name: Jesus!
Psalms 18:19 (TPT) says, “His love broke open the way and He brought me into a beautiful broad place. He rescued me because His delight is in me.” Hallelujah! Jesus rescues you and me in the only way possible. In Him. For Him. By Him! I love that His ways are so much higher and greater than mine! I praise Him! And as I do, He opens my heart and mind to His ways, moving me with faith to see Him and His will!
You know, Psalms 18:19 could be referring to the throne room of heaven. So, when you pray your prayers are ascending into the very heart of Abba, Daddy God seated in His throne room of great grace and mercy! Also, in Ps. 18: 19 you can see the glorious resurrection of Christ (from death on the cross) as the Father reached down and kissed the Son with life and love. Read it again and think of Christ in the tomb being raised lovingly, in great power and majesty by Abba God, our heavenly Father! (The Passion Translation footnotes) I love this so much! Abba Daddy reaches down for His beloved Son, Jesus Christ! And He reaches down for you and I as we put our feet solidly on Him. He is our bedrock peace! He is our fortress. He is our wrap-around shield! He is the mighty power to save you no matter what you are staring at today!
Call upon Him today, even at this moment! Praise Him passionately out loud! Give Him all your love! He IS so worthy of all our praise! He will help you! He is so good!
Have you received Jesus as your Savior? It’s time. He has been knocking on your heart. He has been seeking you as His beloved child. He loves you so much! It’s a simple prayer you can pray right now, from wherever you are reading this.
I need you. I cannot do this hard life without you. Jesus, I have done things my way and I am ready for you to be my Lord, my Savior. Please forgive me of my sins. I acknowledge that you died on the cross…FOR ME. Jesus, I believe you rose again from the grave after three days in the tomb. Jesus, come live in me. Be my loving Counselor, my guide, my Lord. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus’ precious Name I pray. Amen.
Welcome to the family of God! All of heaven is celebrating with you! Your Name was just written in the Book of Life! When Jesus comes back for His beloved people, He will take you with Him to our eternal, heavenly home. Please tell someone you trust about your decision and do get a bible. I suggest starting reading through the Psalms, as they are such a comfort in a world gone crazy! The gospels also are a great place to begin, like John, Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Please leave a note about your decision to encourage others! 🙂
God bless you greatly as you trust in Him!