THE ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER with Pastor Leisa:
Updated: Jun 12
“My help and glory are in God—granite-strength and safe-harbor-God—So trust him absolutely people; lay your lives on the line for him. God is a safe place to be.” (Psalm 62:7-8 MSG)
There’s so much packed into these two verses that can be life transforming when we apply them to our lives.
Where do we go for help? That’s an important question, and the answer is critical to us!
"Just after that, Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said, "Because you went for help to the king of Aram and didn't ask God for help, you've lost a victory over the army of the king of Aram. Didn't the Ethiopians and Libyans come against you with superior forces, completely outclassing you with their chariots and cavalry? But you asked God for help and he gave you the victory. God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him. You were foolish to go for human help when you could have had God's help. Now you're in trouble—one round of war after another." (II Chronicles 16:7-9 MSG)
Do we really know that He is our strength? Everything we need is found in Him.
"I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]." (Philippians 4:13 AMPC)
Do we remember in Him we are safe?
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].” (Psalm 91:1 AMPC)
It comes down to this, do we really trust Him?
"Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don't, dear friend, resent God's discipline; don't sulk under his loving correction. It's the child he loves that GOD corrects; a father's delight is behind all this. (Proverbs 3:5-12 MSG)
Be Encouraged! ❤
(Updated from the Vault of LWM)