Verse of the day 05/19/2014

Matthew 5:4
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

What a great verse for today. Sometimes we all need to be comforted. I do have the word of God to pull my strength from when I go through a tough time. I rely totally on God. He does answer…….

Keeping close to God during down times become less and less painful. We will always have down times but the word of God is a comforter in times of need. He will come to our rescue.

I believe Jesus is very excited that we have times of mourning or he would not have said blessed are those that mourn. No I not saying he is happy we are say but I am saying he is happy he can help. He is in some way letting us know that we will mourn without a doubt but we have him at our sides. At some point we all will mourn but aren’t we glad to have a comforter? A presence that is ALWAYS with us. He never fails and never turns his back no matter how far down we are or how sad we are. He is just always there for us all.

I know I have been on my knees and mourned for different things and he has always comforted me and I have been way down. I mean way down in the bottom of despair. I have seen that place first hand and it is very very dark and lonesome.

I remember a time I felt like I was at the bottom of where ever nowhere is. It was cold and pitch black. It was so black I could actually see 4 black walls. Now that is pretty dark. It was scary and I had felt that no hope was left for me. I cried out to God. Christianity had let me down I had thought. I thought my fellow Christian’s had thrown me to the lions because I was struggling with issues in my life and just could not work through them and get a handle on them, they had a hold on me, but here is the thing I was looking to religion and fellow Christians for my worth instead of God.

Exodus 20:5
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

I know that Exodus 20 is about them serving and worshiping images other than God but it serves my point very well. I will listen to no man but turn to the Almighty God….only….he is jealous for me and you…..

Most of my verses of the day are only my point of views but here is a subject I can speak clearly about with experience, God loves us much differently than humans do. We love but GOD LOVES…

I will say that when you look to people other than God that road will end because humanity will put the last shovel of dirt on you and walk off saying wow he is a great friend of mine. No I put my eternal worth and value on what God says about me. What does God say about me.

He say’s (and I will start off with a verse that makes a lot of sense to me because I am a son). I have been bought with a price and no one can take that away from me. No one except God and I will show why he would not.

Hebrews 12:6
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

So if he received me then I am a son and he is the one I turn to and only him.
Romans 8:14
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

If I were not a child of God then I would not have these convictions and feeling of love for the father and the want for others to know him and the will to do what is right. So no person can tell me I am not a child of God period…..they can try….. but I know what the word says about me.
1 Peter 1:5
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

The key word here is kept. There are many many other scriptures about the sanctification of the saints but this is all I will list today. Please read 1 Peter 1 the whole chapter. No one can tell me I am not a child of God. I was bought and redeemed.

Why do I mention these things when the scripture is about mourning? God led me through scriptures along with my pastor and other sources in libraries on the internet by God fearing preachers like Charles Stanley, Chuck Swindoll, Billy Graham and many others..

So today as I think of that dark time in my life where I felt all alone and rejected by other believers I simply look back and say, ‘Thank you God’

Thank you for showing me truth.

So today’s song has a line of lyric in it that says this ‘all you are is all I want always’

So I dump that negativity about not being saved to the waste side and move forward and say Thank You God for your love for me.
Song for my day: ‘Always’ Hillsong         click here to listen

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