"As thy days, so shall thy strength be." - Deuteronomy 33.25
No matter what happens to us on any given day, there will be the supply of sufficient grace. This verse does not say that we will not feel the burden or that we shall not feel the weight of our responsibilities and trials. The promise is that necessary grace will be imparted equal to the kind of day we experience. God knows what each day holds for us. If need for grace arises, there will be grace for the need.
"Grace be to you, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ." - Ephesians 1:2
Grace and peace are inseparably linked. "Grace be to you and peace" was a common greeting in the early church. Grace is God's great kindness to those who are undeserving of it but have put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace is the fountain and peace is the stream. We who are the recipients of His grace have "peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." We also have "the peace of God which passeth all understanding.." This is the Holy Spirit's way of assuring us that God is in control even in the midst of difficult circumstances. The world's peace is fleeting and temporary because it is grounded in circumstances. God's peace is absolute because it is grounded in God's grace.
One of my favorite poems on prayer was written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson:
"More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
Wherefore, let thy voice rise like a fountain for me night and day.
For what are men better than sheep or goats that nourish a blind life within the brain,
If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer both for themselves and those who call them friends?
For so the whole round earth is every way bound by gold chains about the feet of God"
He died for our sins
He purchased us with His precious blood
He makes me whole
He is God with us
he is the Anointed One
He is the wisdom of God
He guides our steps
He can do all things
"If God be for us, who can be against us?" - Romans 8:31
That is a great verse! The psalmist wrote: "The Lord is for me, I will not fear; What can man do unto me?" (Psalm 118:6) Remember that His name is Emmanuel: God with us. Therefore all of His nature is arrayed for the defense and safety of His people. God is committed to us. It is encouraging to realize that God is with us and for us. God is ours and we are God's. Why then should anything or anybody alarm or terrify us?
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