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Morning & Evening
Depression and sadness, fear, joy, hurt, smiles, frowns… these are all a part of our emotional makeup as we live this life. And as we cycle through these almost daily, some more often than others, we can be caught up in and thrown off of that chief resounding joy that should cause all our emotions to freeze with awe and understanding.
In it’s most simple form: We have been saved. We will be with him forever.
This phrase and thought brings “God bumps” to my arms still and shivers to my spine still. What God has done for us, what he has worked out for us in his perfect salvation is joyous for the saved christian. Even the most down trodden money poor and hungry of people find rejoicing at the cross.
Thou, Lord hast made me glad through thy work.
But some of us will have issues coming to this place if we hold too high a view of ourselves and to low a view of who God truly is. And that is why I love the evening devotion:
God is our great Physician, He is the Master, the is the Head. When we rest on his knowledge and authority and headship his works and blessings are clearly seen and we rejoice with a resounding praise to our maker and Father.
Dear Christian, if your heart be troubled, if your soul be uneasy today, come to the cross, know you are His and He has saved you from many worse things than you will ever experience here in this life and has saved you to the most soul quenching joys that we will ever know.
May we rejoice this morning with David in the greatness of our savior and what he has done on our behalf:
…Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, The power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, And you are exalted as head over all, And you reign over all. In your hand is power and might; In your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all. Now therefore, our God, We thank You and praise Your glorious name.