Chosen by God!
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles. The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and thoroughly penitent.” (Psalm 34:17-18 AMPC)
God is reminding us that we can cry out to Him for help because we have relationship, an intimate one-on-one relationship. We are connected by the blood of Jesus. Because He is Savior and Lord of our lives we can cry out to Him and expect Him to deliver use. There is no distress or trouble that God cannot handle. What’s more important is we don’t have to face anything alone. He’s just an utterance, a cry, away. He’s close when our heart breaks. He’s close when we are crushed with sorrow for sin and we ask for forgiveness. He’s close.
We can also take courage in the fact that there is forgiveness for sin and that the enemy is the accuser, not God. Then we must embrace:
1st John 1:9, (“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” NKJV) to receive forgiveness and cleansing.
Romans 8:1, (“Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior].” AMPC), to remember that there is no condemnation from God towards us.
Lamentations 3:22-24, (“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, says my soul, Therefore I hope in Him!” NKJV), so we can walk boldly in God’s faithfulness and new mercies each day. When we make Him our portion we can be assured that when we fall He will help us get back up, and back on track, when we have totally surrendered my life to Him.
Lord, thank You that because of Jesus You count me as righteous. Because of this relationship I can cry out to You for help and You hear me. Thank You for not only hearing me but delivering me out of all of my distress and troubles.
Lord, I treasure that You are close to me when my heart is broken. You save me when I am crushed with sorrow. You forgive my sins when I ask You for forgiveness. Thank You for relationship that causes You to look down and see me. I love You, Abba Father.
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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