Finding Hope, Not Hope - So, For Your Soul
Finding Hope, Not Hope - So, For Your Soul 

         God's Majestic Holiness

 
 
"Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
but to Your name give glory
because of Your lovingkindness,
because of your truth.
Why should the nations say,
'Where, now, is their God?'
But our God is in the heavens;
He does whatever He pleases.
Psalm 5:1-3
 
Dear Reader,
it does not matter that you understand
neither the reason for
nor the purpose of your duty,
even after you have accomplished it. 
 
The result of your obedience is in the hands of God, who blesses whomever He will.
He transforms hearts as He chooses.
He turns even the winds and waves in the direction that most suits His divine purpose.
 
He ministers to your every need. 
He enlightens your spirit so that your pathway is plain.
He answers your prayers.
He gives you joy, hope and peace of conscience.
He enables you to persevere.
He keeps you from stumbling.
He forgives your sins.
He lovingly brings you back to Himself when you wander away from Him.
He disciplines you.
He strengthens you through testings,
and draws you close to Himself fhrough grief.
Scripture is filled with the love-keeping of the Lord Jesus. 
 
 
If you live in Me - abide vitally united to Me -
and My words remain in you
and continue to live in your hearts,
ask whatever you will and it shall be done for you.  John 15:7 (Amplified Bible)
 
 
Jesus acknowledged before His father that He was keeping His beloved children. 
Jesus didn't say, "I have left them to do as they please."
 
Jesus is keeping you no matter the strength of your will. You may decide to do this or that, but it is He who directs your steps (Proverbs 16:9).
If He were not keeping you, you would not be kept.
Meditate of God's intimate omnipresence and omniscience, expressed by the psalmist David. 
 
 "You have enclosed me behind and before,
and laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is to wonderful for me: 
It is too high, I cannot attain to it.
Where shall I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol,
behold,
You are there.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
even there Your hand will lead me,
and Your right hand will lay hold of me"
(Psalm 139:5-10).
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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