Thursday, November 02, 2006

Strong Right Hand

No offense to you lefties out there...your hands are probably strong too...but I am referring to Jesus as He is described in Acts 7:55 and most particularly Psalms 118:13-17.

My heart has been heavy for several of my friends that are facing big difficulties. I guess we all do now and then...but my heart and my mind have been turning to God's Word for these friends especially the past few days. I love what God promises us in Psalms...

"I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous [read that two story ranch, mobile home or Colonial Mansion]. The Lord's right hand [read that "Jesus"] has done mighty things! The Lord's right hand is lifted high; the Lord's right hand has done might things! I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. "

What a mighty word of assurance I found in His Word. I am so thankful that God has provided me with written communication so that I can fall back on it when I am scared, fearful or uncertain. Earlier in that same chapter of Psalms we are promised that we will be "set free from the bondage of fear...and have no need to be afraid." Wow... I may have moments of fear for myself or for my friends...but I am no longer BOUND by it -- required to do the bidding of FEAR!

Guess you can tell that I had a precious time with the Lord this morning and I just had to share. I hope each of you are doing well. I pray this promise over you as well...that you would not feel bound by fear...and know that the STRONG RIGHT HAND of God is working on your behalf.

Love you guys....

4 comments:

  1. Jan, That was absolutely beautiful. thank you so much for the encouragement. I love you!!! Ur so amazing!

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  2. Wow, what an awesome word. So many people need encouraging. One of my friends lost a baby this week. I've been so sad for her family. Another friend's little boy had cancer surgery. Just so much sadness. Definitely a time to keep our eyes fixed on the Lord.

    Love you!

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  3. wonderful words of life jann . . . thanks for the encouragement . . . :D

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  4. How quickly can I hit PRINT! This was awesome and well timed. Thank you.

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