Psalms 138:8 – “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me: Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever: Do not forsake the works of your hands.”
I don’t know who this word is for, but God knows because He cares about you. Will you be totally honest with yourself? Right now you are in a dry place, a dessert place, a lonely place, and an uncomfortable place. You have been coping and dealing. You have been crying and praying. You have had sleepless nights and dreary days. You have been wrestling with the enemy for as long as you can remember. Family has turned their backs on you. Friends have walked away from you. And church folk have talked bad about you! You have been in it so long that you have become hopeless, helpless, restless and faithless!
Sure you are heartbroken – tore up from the floor up! You feel like you have gone as low as you can go. You have been there as long as you can stay. And you think you are all alone and no one cares a thing about you. Listen, sometimes God has to remove some people, places and practices from your life so that He can reveal His presence in your life. It is very hard to hear the voice of God and see what He is doing in and through you, when you are surrounded by other voices and things which seem to hold your attention! Don’t you know that when everyone else walks away, God has is still there? Whatever did not kill you or make you lose your mind, made your stronger. God cares about you and plans to perfect everything He began in you until the day of Jesus Christ!
“Perfect” means: 1) Having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as it is possible to be. 2) Free from any flaw or defect in condition or quality; faultless. No matter what you are going through right now, no matter how bad it may look through human perception, no matter how bad it makes you feel, no matter how close you get to the edge, no matter how bad you want to throw in the towel, no matter how much you want to give in, give out, or give up, remember God cares and He is going to make it right! Declare and decree out of your own mouth, “Whatever is wrong in my life, God can make it right!”
When you make the choices in life that result in your destruction, devastation and delay, God never gives up on you. But instead He extends His all-sufficient grace and His everlasting mercy to you. He does it because He cares! Each time you mess up, fall down, go astray and are contrary to God’s will, His mercy is there to renew, restore and revive you so that you can begin anew. God cares about you and every one of your faults is covered with the shed blood of Jesus Christ through the finished work of the cross. When God looks at you now, He sees you as you shall become! God’s mercy is eternal! That means it is always and forever! I can not emphasize that enough. God loves you and He cares about you and all that happens to you. His mercy reigns for ever and ever and it endures to all generations!
Have you stopped and taken note that everything God spoke into existence during the “Week of Creation” still operates in the thing it was created to do except mankind? The sun still rises in the east and sets in the west! The moon and the stars still light up the night sky! The flowers still bloom! Tress of all types still reach upward toward heaven! The fowl of the air still soar through the sky and the beast of the earth and all the creeping things still move about and do what they were created to do. So even though you are disobedient and wayward at times, God never forsakes you nor leaves you because He created you and He cares about you. (Eph. 2:10) – “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ps. 139:14) – “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are thy works and that my soul knoweth right well.”
No matter what circumstances you face, know that you have a right, a responsibility and a reason to praise God. No matter what trials you face, you must hold fast to the confidence that God will overrule all until his divinely appointed purposes are completed in your life all because God cares!
BBlessed and Let Love Abound!