Midweek Musings 21st October 2020

God Is With Us

(By Dan)

Hi Everyone,

It has been a while since I last wrote one of these musings, last time I was sharing that I’d been reminded that whilst the world was turning crazy that God was and is still on the throne – and six months later – he still is – Praise God!

When I came to writing this, again I thought it is also important to remember that God is with us, as well as being on the throne. It is so easy to humanise or limit God by our own understanding, whereas in reality, he is far beyond our understanding. We can see this dual nature in the scriptures, and I was drawn to this one in Joel 3:16

The LORD will roar from Zion

    and thunder from Jerusalem;

    the earth and the heavens will tremble.

But the LORD will be a refuge for his people,

    a stronghold for the people of Israel.

This image of a mighty God roaring is that of an all-powerful God but at the same time a refuge for his people, not at different times but at the same time.

During this time of uncertainty, change and fear in the world, or in any other areas of our lives it is important to remember that God is there for us on the throne and as a refuge as we call humbly and repentantly upon his name.  Philippians 4:6-7 says:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

So, if you are worried or concerned call upon his name – he is there for you – he seeks a relationship with us that nothing or nobody else can affect. Use this time of reduced human interaction to increase our personal and private relationship with God and do not hesitate to call for him, he is not a limited battery, you don’t have a credit limit, he will not run out, he is there for the little things as well as the big, he is there for us as well as others –  I finish these rather short musings with words from a song

No guilt in life, no fear in death,

This is the power of Christ in me

From life’s first cry to final breath,

Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man,

Can ever pluck me from His hand

Till He returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

(In Christ Alone – Stuart Townend, Keith & Kristyn Getty, 2001 [Thank You Music])

God bless you all

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