We’re taking a short hiatus for the next week. We’ll return with all new posts next Wednesday (or earlier). In the meantime, we will leave with a video clip of our very own missionary Mother Martha Turner, to who we wish a very happy belated birthday!
Monthly Archives: February 2012
I’ve been seeking the Lord for a word all day. I read through my devotionals and random Psalms. Meditated on scriptures and when I would sit down to write, nothing came out. Yet, at 9:30 tonight, I opened up my Bible getting ready to write about the awesome power of God and His ability to deliver us from all present trouble, but the Spirit led me to the following scripture:
I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. (Psalm 118:5-9)
There are times in life when we find ourselves in physical, mental, or spiritual distress. In these times, it is normal for us to turn to friends, family, social media, the internet, modern gurus, astrology, addictions, etc. The list goes on and on. In our times of distress it is a natural human response for us to turn to a god of comfort instead of turning to the “God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
Do you know that God cares about you? Do you know that God cares about your hurts and pains? Do you know that He wants to comfort you? Do you know that He hears you when you cry out to Him in prayer? Do you know that He is on your side? Do you know that He is willing and able to bring you out of whatever you are going through? Do you know these things? Are you convinced of these things? Are you confident in the promise of God? Are you confident in the one that cares for you?
Whatever your situation, put it in the hands of God today and trust that He will work it out in your favor and for His glory.
- What the Psalms Teach Us (veritasmizzou.wordpress.com)
- Conflicts Without, Fears Within (susanjeanstevens.wordpress.com)
- How’s Your Heart? (noblewomen4christ.org)
- Giving And Receiving Comfort During Pains of Illness (chronicillnesspaindevotionals.wordpress.com)
- Keep Your Trust In GOD (kjvbiblequotes.wordpress.com)
Last week, we promised to bring you an upload of our pastor, Administrative Assistant Marvin Sanders, singing “Bless the Lord O My Soul.” It’s a week late, nevertheless…
And in the mean time, don’t forget to share our page with your friends and family. If we have been a blessing to you, share this blessing with someone else. God doesn’t intended for us to be selfish with our blessings. He gives to us freely and, so, we should freely give to others. And if you are from St. Louis or plan to visit soon, we welcome you to join us for any of our services. For more information about our service times, check out our website at ShilohTempleCOGIC.com
We pray that the blessings and favor of God be upon you throughout this weekend and the upcoming week!