Monday, January 18, 2010

Deliverance...Even Through Pain

"O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me."~ Psalm 30:2

[He is the one who delivers us]

" ...who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles." ~ Psalm 103:3-5

[Even in the most painful of circumstances -when you can't tell which way is up...ALWAYS GO BACK TO THE FATHER'S CHARACTER...He can be no less than He is -He never changes.]

Core of God's Character (Psalm 103:8-14):

*slow to anger
*abounding in love
*does not always accuse (and when he does it is justly)
*will not harbor anger
*does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities

[He is faithful, generous, long suffering, merciful and kind...committed to never leave nor forsake His own (Ps. 37:25; Duet. 31:8)...He promises that ALL things work together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes(Romans 8:28) and that we WILL find Him when we seek Him with all of our hearts(Jeremiah 29:13-14)]

"As a Father has compassion on His children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him, for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust. "

[We are called to set our faces on Him- to look to the eternal and not the temporal (2 Corinthians 4:17-18) - to look at the circumstances surrounding through an eternal lense and to seek His glory, fame and renown in all things -even the hard place...trusting that He holds us. ]

"You turn my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy...that my heart may sing to you and not be silent." ~ Psalm 30:11-12

[DO NOT BE SILENT! Praise Him -even in pain - behold he comes for you...]

"I will make rivers flow on barren heights and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into springs. " ~Isaiah 41:18

Praise you, Jesus!