This morning I woke up thinking about Isaiah 41:10. “Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
Then I read Andy’s prayer request to be included on Monday in this Prayer Update. I can’t imagine what Jesus’ people in China are going through. But, as Andy indicated, there are many people who are anxious and afraid.
Many of us have our own anxieties and fears. But there is One to whom we must look. He says He will strengthen us, help us and uphold us.
Take a minute to think about the things that cause you fear and anxiety. Then take them to the Lord in prayer.
May we each go to Him in times of fear and anxiety.
This morning I spent some time pondering the Exodus. You know the story of the plagues that the Lord poured out on the Egyptians.
Several verses underscore the power, precision and finality of the Lord’s dealings with Pharaoh.
“For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two door posts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.” (Ex 12:23)
“…for there was no home where there was not someone dead.” (Ex 12:30)
“Thus they plundered the Egyptians.” (Ex 12:36)
“Now the time that the sons of Israel lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, to the very day, all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.” (Ex 12:40-41)
This is just staggering — a slave peoples plundered the most powerful nation on the earth at that time. The Lord did this as he said and did it with finality. There was no question Who was and is the God of the universe.
Today, each of us faces questions of Who is in control. What will happen? We don’t know the details but we do know Who is in charge.
Take a moment to thank Him for His watch-care over you.
Many times in the Scriptures we are reminded to “remember”. This week, we in MentorLink formally gather to Remember all that He has done in and through us in these last twenty years.
Remembering is not about us but Him. Would you take a few minutes to remember what He has done in and through your life and ministry in recent years? Give Him praise for His goodness, faithfulness, grace and mercy toward you.