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Broken, Bruised And Victorious


So you and I and we and us, some days we can feel all beaten up, bruised and used and then other days we can feel so unused unneeded and unnecessary. Isn’t that the truth? Both feelings so the same but yet, so at different ends of the spectrum yet very real and leave us feeling not important for this life. Ahh, but you are valuable. Remember beautiful you, that not one of those moments say who you are or define your character. Not one of those moments go unnoticed by our all-knowing, all present God and Creator, Our Ancient Of Days, who knows our end from our beginning. Yeah, not one of those ‘life’ moments catches Him off guard. Not even for a moment. He has them all. He holds them all tightly in battered, nail-scarred hands! Our Lord, Himself was beaten up, used up and still today many find Him useless and unnecessary as they go about their busy lives of searching for pie in the sky. Yeah, He was rejected, beaten, tortured, accused, and used up! But dear one, He didn’t let that stop Him. All of those moments were all part and parcel of the salvation plan and so He took that horrendous treatment all the way to the cross and gave it up for victory when He shed innocent blood as a sacrifice for the sins of the world; yours and mine and everyone in between. Yeah, that’s what He did and how he handled the sin problem! Giving in to the Father’s will was mandatory for the ultimate victory of our Lord. His victory over death and ruin, rejection and pain was culminated in his glorious resurrection and that resurrection power is our grace, our victory over all the unfair treatment, all the used up, beaten up moments of our lives ~ of our journey!! Don’t forget it! He’s been there! He’s got this for you!

So beaten, broken, bruised and beautiful you, say with Psalmist in Psalm 27: 1b, 3, 5b, 6, “The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?…Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked I will remain confident. He will hide me in His sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At His sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.”
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Selfish Passions


Matthew 4:4

“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’””.

Christ had just recently been baptized by John, when the Spirit Of God descended upon Him like a dove and a voice from Heaven identified Him as God’s Son. He was then led by the Spirit into the wilderness for an intense ministry preparation time. Oh, The craftiness of the enemy, to catch The Lord when He was weakened from hunger, to offer Him opportunities to use His status for self preservation in order to meet His physical needs, guarantee His protection and increase His political and economic power. To succumb to such an invitation would have totally ended the mission of the Kingdom of Heaven, the way of the cross and the forgiveness of sin. Christ knew that, and the enemy knew that he had met his match in Christ, as his lies and temptations were rebuked by Christ’s answers. Jesus remained faithful and true to His Heavenly Father and faithful to His purpose. Even though His way would be hostile it was God’s plan for reconciliation for a lost and dying world. Nothing could get in the way of God’s plan. Nothing could thwart it! Not even the evil one, try as he might to bring it to ruin.

How much do our selfish passions for self preservation and position, motivate us to sin? In our quest for selfish, safe keeping and personal comfort, we can miss the spiritual mark of God’s words. The words that bring true, lasting life into a weak, weary, sin sick soul.

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Stepping Into His Peace


So the day is up and running full tilt ahead and it’s left you stumbling in your tracks. Some of us aren’t sure if we’re in high gear or slow motion but somehow we just go with the flow and hope for the best because life does throw it’s challenges at us left right and center. Challenges so daunting that we scarcely know our own heart in the issues that continually left-hook us. David knew all too well the difficulties in life and Psalm 62 expresses confidence in the king and offers prayers for him. King David rests in his God despite powerful adversaries that push hard against him and still he remains undaunted. Yeah, he encourages himself and his people to see their human adversaries from God’s perspective ~ frail, fleeting and deceptive.
In 62: 3, 4 David’s enemies desire to take him down with cunning lies, yet, In spite of it all our Psalmist, King David, in Psalm 62: 5 -8 encourages himself and others to trust God and place their hope in Him.

Beautiful soul, when life throws it’s left hooks into the circle of your world, and hope fades, say boldy with King David in verse 5, “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.

Yes you, beautiful one, so tattered and wearied from stumbling in the pathway, Rest, just rest in God and wait quietly on Him. Step into His sweet peace and let Him carry you over the hurdles! After all, when He is on our side, who can be against us?
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Romans 8: 31
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

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Standing Strong In God’s Strength


Psalm 56:4
“In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?”

Poor David was seized by the Philistines who concerned about his loyalties in I Sam 21:10-15 and brought before King Achish. His enemies were on his case. They slandered, they hounded, they twisted his words, they plotted and schemed against him and made his life quite miserable. Sound familiar?

This Psalm begins in petition asking for their evil to cease but quickly contrasts the power of mere flesh as He moves into confidence in an infinitely more powerful and immortal God. A God who knew David inside and out. A God who kept track of his sorrows and collected His tears. David knew God’s promise and He knew He was on his side.

When our enemies, who were maybe once even our friends, knock us, chase us down, slander, twist, plot, scheme and make life miserable for us lets remember, mere ‘flesh’ can not stand against our Sovereign God who asks us to wait on Him for our strength. He will protect His own against false accusations! That doesn’t mean that we take on the role of a couch potato, hiding in fear and doing nothing! Rather to be up and alert in His presence, in prayer and actively moving about, being wise and discerning! Choosing to make the right choices as He directs our steps in our workplace, home, school, church, with our peers, our family and our friends.

In times of fear or discouragement, let’s say with confidence, as David said, “In God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” Friends, with God on our side, all power is ours to tap into to. He has us covered and His victory is ours if we allow Him to do the battle. ~k
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