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April 26, 2020 12:00 am
“My times are in thy hand” (Psalm 31:15).
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Joe here at all is in a single verse Psalm 31 verse 50. My times are in my hand. The psalmist says I worry about hidden mine heart and apostle Paul writes let the word of Christ dwell in you richly there numerous short phrases in Scripture which are easy to remember and if we had those in her heart. If we commit them to memory.
We can bring them forward in times of challenge question can be to remember them to meditate upon them than our text today is one of my times are in dire that often think of the words of David when he was going out to meet Goliath first Samuel 1747 Battle is sometimes referred To get bogged down with become discouraged and feel like giving up. Need to remember the battle is the Lord's neck. Psalm 56 verse three what time I am afraid I will trust in the Isaiah chapter 41 verse 10 fear thou not. I am with the in the words of Jesus in John chapter 14 verse 27.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. These short passages committed to memory, bringing them forward to meditate upon them in times of challenge can be a great blessing as we consider Psalm 31 verse 15 we observe in the reading of the Psalm that David was experiencing great grief in verse 10 he said for my life is spent with grief. My years with Cy so this brief was because of his own sin and some of it was because he was being persecuted by his enemies, but he was trusting in God matter what the circumstances had been continued to be or what he was anticipating up to be of the future. Verse 14 says, but I trusted in the Lord. I said how are my God, maybe troubled on every side, worldwide pandemic causes people to be quick for you, but you can say the God who made the world and upholds all things.
For the word of his power is my God.
In fact, is my father ready continued in verse 16 to say save me, for thy mercy site so we had hope in his God in the most difficult of times. Verse 24.
He concludes with a word of encouragement last verse of the song be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord to consider the blessings which come by recognizing the truth of our text might in the high burst of all it gives peace while living in a troubled world.
There's trouble throughout the world permitting the whole human race because of sin, but second Timothy chapter 2 verse one additional also within the last days perilous times shall come.
Should it would have to say those times are here perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, bolsters proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truth breakers, false accusers, incontinent fears, the spiders of that which is good traders heading high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof from such turn away those that vividly describe the day in which we are living, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God and then he goes on to say in verse 13 but evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived so weird living in a world that's on the person condemnation of sin. We see the results of sin.
Everyday we send our own human nature. Praying that God will give us grace to resist those weaknesses and temptations. It would so easily beset us in Matthew chapter 24 verse seven for nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be famines and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. Now matter what your view of eschatology may be and where you would fit that particular passage.
It certainly does describe the fact that there will be times prior to the end of time in the coming of our Lord, that there will be pestilences, and earthquakes, and famines in many places upon the earth, but look at that have to recognize the reality of the troubles surrounding us in this world have peace recall these words five times in the know that God is on the throne. God is in charge, goddess Psalm 135 verse six whatsoever the Lord please that did he in heaven and earth in the sea, and in all places. He calls it the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth, and he maketh lightning's for the rain to bring up the wind out of his treasures talk to people or so.
I believe that God is the creator and I believe he said all this in motion at creation. But now the weather just kind of operates on the top, but when you look at the language of the psalmist to understand God is still in absolute control of every detail. He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth.
He makes the lightning, he sends the rain. He brings the wind and we shouldest confirm with Yolanda Psalm 147 verse 15, he sent forth his commandment upon earth. His word runs swiftly. He gives snow like wool a scattered for frost like ashes. He casted them for his Christlike muscle who can stand before his call. He sends out his word and melted them because of his wind to blow the water to flow cotton controls every raindrop's everywhere in the blows.
God is in control.
Every bird that flies every insect that crawls every German every virus. Nothing is out of his control.
That's reassuring that the same God created the heaven of the earth upholds with one of his power is the God who is on the throne of heaven.
Now absolutely controlling all things. What a hopeless situation, it would be if we thought it was all in the hands of lady luck.
Heart was just a matter of chance as to how the events of life would be unfolding. Proverbs chapter 21 verse one says the king's heart is in the hand of the Lord as rivers of water, he trying to think whithersoever he will have the king may think is an absolutely in control man on the throne says I give the command that it is the mind.
My wishes are carried out have been shocked but this tells us at the heart of the king muttered we might be a matter what leader what position he occupies the heart is in the hand of the Lord, and he turned even as rivers of Psalm 76 verse 10 said surely the wrath of man shall praise the and the remainder of wrath shalt thou that's an amazing declaration is not the wrath of my man's sinful behavior. Man's rebellion all of the things that men may do which are asked to the heart, and with what God has commanded.
Yet the wrath of man shall praise the God will turn things that will bring his purpose is to parents and the rest of it he will restrain so coming to the realization that we can say of the truth with the psalmist. My times are in hand certainly gives us peace when we were living in a troubled world. It gives comfort in our trials, trials come in keeping with God's purpose. We think of the trial experience by Joseph is a young man when he was just a teenager, his brothers being jealous because of the coat of many colors and been given to him by his father Jacob despised. I decided to seven in deciphering certainly could not know at that point what God had in store. But in Genesis chapter 50 verse 19. After all of this is consummated.
Joseph set under them.
That is to his brothers. Fear not for am I in the place of God. But as for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good to bring it to pass.
As it is this day to save much people want comfort in our trials when were going to horrendous difficulties facing unexpected setbacks verse sorrows can't understand what it's all about, but to remember my times are in the Joseph did not seek to be revengeful against his brothers. He held accountable you meant it for evil but God meant it for good. Then think about the experience of Job James chapter 5 verse 11 refers to the whole week them happy, which endure give her the patience of Job and have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is very pitiful and tender shortly.
Job had no idea of all that God was doing in the trap that came upon him, wiping out his wealth taking away his family afflicting him with boils and miserable state. He went through some day seek action questions he would like to mention 20 never gave up, Lori sent though he slay me Trust a lot of things were happening a lot of things God was doing to demonstrate that his servant Job did not serve him just to get material benefits, but serve him because he was truly dedicated to his God. Job certainly didn't know that in the year 2020, there would be a preacher in Cincinnati, Ohio. Speaking to people about live streaming and would talk about his experience with the bin which had been recorded long ago but divine inspiration in the book of James, was doing many things that Job knew nothing about and his experiences left on record for power fit and even in this New Testament passage, but remind that we consider what God did and how God's mercy was displayed even in that trial that the Lord was full of pity and tender mercy.
So it is we can say.
My times are in the think about about suffering in general. In chapter 1 verse 29 for unto you it is given on the behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake that may well be that the primary lesson their concerns the suffering that we might endure if indeed were being persecuted, but the fact remains coupling that with other scriptures. It is within the scope of God's purpose that his people suffer. He uses trials for their benefit. David said in the Psalms before I was afflicted I went astray now is give attention to the word of God. Now he's grown now for some things of the past that have been of great fit to and then we just consider trials in general. James chapter 1 verse one James a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ to the 12 tribes which are scattered abroad greetings my brethren counted all joy when you fall into divers temptations text difficult reduction, what on earth can James be talking about how can you count the joy when you're facing all kinds of trials and troubles.
These people were being driven from their homes that were being persecuted is counted all joy even say that the event itself was going to make you choice is a place to say that I'm sick. Praise God I love the music. I'm racked with pain. I'm Joyce, like the hurt that's not what he thought. He says that though the difficulty the sickness, the pain is greatly troubling says.
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that they may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing when the trials that we face are exceedingly painful. This current crisis is painful when you look at the news and see how many people are time she the number of people that are in hospitals crowd here.
People speak of losing family members painful and devastating. It can be it it it can be shattering experience of losing a job, maybe here's a man it's barely making ends meet those of his obligation to support his family and all the sudden cause of this crisis is out of work hours and hours are cut back to this challenging to continue. Certainly the death of a loved one brings deep sorrow, deep sorrow, it's understandable that God's people will grieve the first Thessalonians chapter 4, he tells us this sorrow, not even as others which have no hope. The apostle acknowledges we as human beings are on the shed tears were going to grieve her love of the claim by Beth, but our sorrow is not one of despair, like those that have no hope.
Therefore, constrained the 18th verse. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Comfort one another because it's coming today that the dead in Christ shall rise first and will be united.
The Lord, but were acknowledging that trials and troubles of various sorts can be extremely painful were not were not ignoring but James is writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is is counted all joy and here's why. The trying of your faith worketh patience.
God is working in your life to teach you and train you the things that you can learn in your sufferings, you can't learn any of God is determined not to leave you just standing still. But making progress in your spiritual to conform the more more to the image of Christ and that occurs in the midst of sufferings, but he says be cautious that you don't look for the escape hatch. The patient and at the end will be mature and complete, lacking nothing have the promise and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, and therefore the called according to his purpose. I promise not to everybody.
People at 20 would profess to believe in God make statements like I just think everything works out for the best. This is a specific promise to specific people, all things are working together for the dancing and everything is good. Sickness is not definite itself is not good, but all things work together for good to particular people. They're the ones that love God, love God ones are the called according to his purpose. Should we just generally are not able to see all that God is doing in the time of our trial.
Joseph obviously had no idea when his brothers sold him as a slave that one day he would be next to Pharaoh in power in Egypt and directing the storing up of green that he might be able to feed a nation and feed his family and the time of famine. Joseph could never imagine but he stayed faithful to his God trusted God and is a great example for us all. Joan certainly did not know what was ahead when he lost everything, but God was at work in his life and uses experiences on record for us in the book of Job is a great source of instruction to us today.
The disciples didn't know why Jesus put them on the ship that was going to soon run into a storm purpose and it because he revealed to them that he was able to secure them in time that the wind was tossing the little boat about DVD and what a comforting truth that we should never forget Salvesen. My times are in time or place to be for today. Our hope for the future hope to get through this time of great trial nation for the whole world for that matter, to know God is sovereign.
He has all power our trust is in him. If you would like to get this complete message on CD requested when writing this until next week.
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