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April 9, 2020 12:00 am
Be still my soul the Lord is on thy side
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain
Leave to thy God to order and provide
In every change He faithful will remain
Be still my soul thy best, thy heavenly friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end
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You sent your head. You can just not so. I don't think I could have ever been a fullback on a professional foot ice cream I been able to develop a body that would be incapable of functioning and never been a medical doctor, especially a surgeon. I'm glad that there are certain Plan. Some men that have come to the training necessary to function in that capacity to say that anybody can do anything is just not correct. And so he says I have not exercise myself in things too high for me. I try to have a realistic and therefore I behave myself client and myself. I am as a child between his mother now seeing some of the things it will cause our soul to be restless. Let's see how we are steeled and comfort. First of all by remembering the Lord, the hymn writer certainly addresses that issue throughout that beautiful hymn the steel myself is if we focus on fulfilling our own plans. If we focus on the storms of life in our own troubles and all the things we can't figure out and were being given pride and self-will were not remembering the Lord know the difference when we remember him. Romans 831 what shall we then say to these things. If God be for us, who can be against us spared not his own son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things. I think that you might reach a place for like I'm going to friends. Everybody is against me. Everything is going wrong. Everything blown up in the face in the forest who can be against us. The matter how many enemies you have personally doesn't matter how many evil conspiracies artwork in our nation are throughout the world. If God is for you last in good shape who can be used successfully against you.
If God is far you and that in verse 36 as it is written, for my sake we are killed all the day long we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. They had all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us even talk about tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, making a sparrow saw what he says these things to destroy us where more than conquerors through him that loved us.
For I am persuaded that neither nor life, nor angels, or principalities and powers of things present of things to come, the height nor depth, or any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus. The placement that you get your eyes off him. You can be concentrating on persecution, tribulation, famine, making a sparrow sort principalities and powers life which sometimes can be worse than that in some cases our own death itself and so you're not at peace. Your troubled old to keep our eyes upon him.
Remember that the God that we worship the one that we trust is faithful. You might sometimes be discouraged by the unfaithfulness of a friend or family member but God is faithful. First Quinton chapter 1 verse nine God is faithful about whom you were called on the fellowship of his son Jesus Christ our Lord, his faith faithful to every promise that is heavily faithful to fulfill a covenant that is we worship a faithful God writer says this leave to God to order and provide leave to my God, this is a recognition of God's divine sovereignty. Psalm 135 verse six tells us that God is on the throne. God is ruling and reigning and what reassurance we have no lack you know that Dr. link but at times you may forget whatsoever the Lord please that DDT in heaven and earth in the sea, and all the places no place left that he has done his pleasure. He is accomplish his purposes in heaven and the earth in the seat and all the places God is on the throne, never the words of Habakkuk when he was greatly distressed because of the evils of his day and when he found out thinking. At first the course of God was doing nothing and then we found out what God was doing that he was raising the county is to come in and invade the people he was my sister or how could you who are calling razor correctly but God made it clear that after use them as his true love punishment. He would then judge them because of their wickedness as well. Took a while for the prophet to deal with.
I was a tall order. We went out to the watchtower and pension days of quietness and meditation but he finally said Habakkuk chapter 2 the 20th verse, the Lord is in his holy temple.
Let all the earth do what shocks before the state know that I am hopefully begin to think about the direction the country seems be going these days and many regards, wondering what the future holds. Wondering what will it be like for our children and grandchildren in years to come. You could just be grip totally with fear and remember Lord is in his holy temple, God is still the one that puts up kings and brings them to have the heart of the king is in the Lord's hands and he turns it as easily as he does water our sovereign God is still in control. Leave it to thy God, to order. Recognizing his sovereign right to direct things and bring things about that we don't understand to suffer some things to occur that seems to be even character forgot to allow. Not that he ever condones that which is evil. But he suffers some things to transpire, even as judgment. Think of the words of Job in the 23rd chapter of the book of Job reading in verse eight. Behold, I go forward that he is not there, and backward, but I cannot perceive him. He says I'm I'm looking for the Lord but I seem not to be able to finally meet, it seems to be gone away from me on the left hand where he does work, but I cannot hold him. He himself on the right hand that I cannot see him what's going to be the conclusions you want to give up and hopelessness, look what he says but he know the way that I take when he had tried me, I shall come forth as gold, leaving it to him order my stamps leave it to thy God, to order and to some of our anxieties come about when we look at some of the financial challenges that are very real in our land today. The people that have lost jobs of lost life savings, but wonder now what retirement will be like have question about the stability of our currency itself. What what's going to transpire leave it to thy God not only to order but to provide Matthew chapter 7 verse 26 behold the fowls of the air, for they shall not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are ye not much better than they you see the birds of the air, finding their food. Just remember this text, your heavenly Father feeds them father in heaven who loves you as closer to himself has prepared an inheritance for you on the other side. He's the mayor on the themes those barges is are you not better than the how then can you give way to the tumultuous storms in your own heart to the meanderings of your own mind. When you become restless, disturbed trust him to provide the hymn writer says to guide the future as he has the past we have a lot of reassurance when we look back we can say yes. Here's a place where the Lord intervene. God has guided me in the past I have reason to believe that the same God is still faithful friends would guide me in the future but on the not moment you forget about that when you get caught up in the midst your trouble and sickness pressing financial burdens. You got things going wrong variety of ways.
Forget about which he is promised that as he has guided us, protected us, sustained us in the past. He will in the future because it says I will never leave the know for safely that we may boldly say the Lord is my helper, and then this expression is used from his own fullness is going to satisfy us at use in conjunction with the expression about our dearest friends the party probably hymn writer, in view any great sadness that comes when we lose one by Beth, but it could be applicable in other ways as well.
If you have a dear friend who disappoint who made the cause of misunderstanding turns against you, but that friend has the part that's time great sadness, but surely it is on a family member's called away and in spite of the fact that you read the Scriptures and know that there's great comfort to believe that that individual who died as a believer in Jesus Christ is at home with the Lord justly realization that I will be here anymore. Whatever the sit down for a meal together again in this life but going to be hearing the sound of the voice enjoying the company that is indeed painful but a husband nor wife loses there might and how terribly painful when parents lose a child yet the message is be still muscle how can we do it, Jesus spoke to his disciples when he was preparing them for the fact that he would die he was going away. John 14 let not your heart be troubled you believe in God believe also in me. In my father's house are many mansions if it were not so I would've told you. I go to prepare a place for you if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am there. He maybe also, what good news.
I'm going away without preparing the place, and ultimately where I am, there you and that's the great hope in the great comfort the child of God, that someday you will be where he is and the whole family of God will be there as well. After David in Psalm 131 had spoken of the fact that he by the grace of God had overcome some of the restlessness and discontent that he had earlier because of his pride because of his Holy Spirit and could say that that's not the case at this time.
I'm like a weaned child. It's interesting that he goes on to the end of that little short Psalm to give an admonition.
A word of encouragement that is indeed very meaningful last verse let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and forever. Are you going to be at rest.
Surely, I have behaved and quieted myself talking to client herself, not just my positive mental attitude, not just by reading some self-help book, but to quiet yourself understanding.
I mowed a hole in the Lord from henceforth and forever. He's my hope for the future. Here is my soul for the other side when I pass to the river and then the hymn writer says phony ways lead to a joyful and thorny way's, surely we all know what it's like to pass through thorny way's difficult situations, sticky cases that have to be dealt with Florence Pierce you and her. Sometimes question is on going through those difficult things I feel weary and worn skirts, go to make it all that we come to promise. Romans 828 and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them for the called according to his purpose – we have to admit this is a thorny way the flaws in themselves are not good. The way is not good but he's going to lead me on to enjoy and see what this life that he is not something good.
All these adversities but I don't see you see on the other side thorny way leads to joyfully second Corinthians chapter 4 states that beautifully reading in the 15th verse for all things are for your sakes that the abundant grace might through the Thanksgiving of many went down to the glory of God, for which cause we think not only sometimes feel like thinking. Sometimes I think I just can't make it, but for which cause we faint not. But though our outward man perish at the inward man is renewed day by day. For our line of flexion. It doesn't seem to be like right now compared to what's coming. The affliction you have is light compared to the gloriously for our light affliction, which is but for a moment what you thought was a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory while we look not the things which are seen were the things which are not seen for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal big problems is where constantly looking at the things that are seen rather than by faith. Looking to the things that are eternal.
The steel and no I am God. Be still my soul the Lord is on my side bear patiently the cross of grief or pain leave to logon to order and provide in every change he faithful will remain. Be still my soul.
Best Buy heavenly friend through thorny ways leads to a joyful be still muscle is all gone wrong, as is the only of all will all is all all glad that you have joined us for the broadcast today. Hope to be back tomorrow. Tell others about the program. Until then, this Sarah Bradley Junior bidding goodbye and may God bless you see all reading and day and day, a hello, nice and I will be in my all