November 20, 2017

mondays and God's shield of help            Psalm 115: 11


      You who fear God, trust in God!  He is your help and shield.  Psalm 115: 11


God's shield is our help.  Just exactly, what kind of help do we need?  


H     Hope, when whatever situation we are facing seems pretty hopeless, we need God's hope. "We wait in hope for the Lord, He is our help and our shield."         Ps 33:20


E     Energy, when more is required of us than we think we can handle, we need God's help. Paul claimed God's energy and so can we:  "I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me."  Colossians 1: 29  


L     Love, when hurt or confusion or fear clouds our feelings, we need to seek refuge in God's unfailing love.  "How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!  People take refuge in the shadow of your wings."  Psalm 36: 7


   Power, when we feel powerless to move forward, we turn to our all powerful God.  "You are the God who performs miracles, you display Your power among the peoples."  Psalm 77: 14


Just recently, I had the privilege of praying (along with countless others) for my cousin's husband who was seriously ill and going downhill rapidly.  God worked a miracle in Him and breathed His power and healing into Paul. He gave Paul doctors who wouldn't give up on him and finally they found the right medicine and healing began.  You and I must also not give up for God is our shield and help.  We don't need to face anything alone.


seeking with you to take up my God shield and claim His help, susie