Precious Lord, Take My Hand.

Today, while I was on Twitter (yes, I know…what a way to start out a post), I noticed a tweet that said “However many retweets you see on this, read that chapter of Psalms. Let’s get people into the Word!” So I thought to myself that it would be interesting to see which Psalm it turned out to be. There were 7 retweets, meaning Psalm 7.

Ironically, when I opened my Bible to this Psalm, the first two verses were centered around a theme that I have been thinking and hearing about a lot lately. 

Psalm 7:1-2 “O Lord my God, in You I put my trust; Save me from all those who persecute me; and deliver me, Lest they tear me like a lion, rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.” 

Verse 1a is mainly what I have been focusing on… putting my trust completely in God. As Christians, we have to realize that God is in control. He has been and will always be in control. He wants our hearts and lives focused completely on Him, with no distractions. This means no worrying, no living in the past, and making whatever sacrifices are necessary to please Him. 

Matthew 6:25-26 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

Jesus is telling the people that they need only put their trust in God… He will be with them. He says that the birds aren’t nearly as valuable as His people, yet He still feeds them. How much more would God give us if we would just give Him our all? In a lesson I heard last night, a friend pointed out that worry is a lack of faith in God’s ability to help you. This could not be more true. He has told us He will take care of us and guide us, so worrying only shows that we don’t have enough faith in Him. 

Whether we’re worried about a test or a relationship or something that we have done in the past that we just can’t seem to get past… give it to God. Pray to Him, and He’ll get you through whatever it is that’s weighing you down — something that I have been so blessed to realize recently! 

I Thessalonians 5:17 “pray without ceasing,”

I Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make a way of escape that you may be able to bear it.”

God is faithful to us — let’s be faithful to Him!!

I Corinthians 15:57-58 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

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