Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Neither Left Nor Forsaken

In the midst of our changing economic and moral landscape, I find comfort in knowing that none of this takes God by surprise. He knows the purpose of its occurrence and has ultimate control over it.

He is sovereign. He is faithful. He is my provider. He is my strength. He is my shield and my refuge. Though I know not what is to come, in my limited knowledge I know who He is. So, seeking His wisdom and digging my heels into His Word, I find myself neither left nor forsaken.

In the day of prosperity be happy, but in the day of adversity consider – God has made the one as well as the other. Ecclesiastes 7:14

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7

So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:31-34

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6