Psalm ,4 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves…. Isaiah ,33 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria; …. Romans O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! Psalm They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them , and the heart, is deep.
Proverbs Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. John And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand…. Colossians ,4 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God…. Romans Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Romans But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
John For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God has also adopted you as his own beloved child. I have friends who adopted two children from Uganda. It cost them thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours to make the adoption happen. Why did they go to such effort? Because they deeply love those two children. Packer puts it this way :. What do you make of the reality that God is truly and really your Father?
It should absolutely change the way you live. Being adopted by God changes everything. It is unmistakable proof that God deeply loves you. Who do you pray for most? You pray for your children, your spouse, your parents, your close friends. You want God to do good to them and so you passionately intercede on their behalf.
Did you know that both Jesus and the Holy Spirit are praying to the Father for you? Jesus and the Spirit are c0nstantly asking the Father to do good to you and the Father takes great joy in answering their prayers.
For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
But the Holy Spirit himself intercedes for you. When your prayers are nothing more than groans, the Spirit pleads with the Father to give you exactly what you need, and the Father joyfully responds.
Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Just as the Holy Spirit prays for you, so Jesus also intercedes on your behalf. He prays that God would deliver you from the condemning accusations of Satan. He prays that God would keep you from evil.
Just like Jesus prayed for his disciples, so Jesus is constantly praying for you. How many times has God been faithful to you throughout your life? How many prayers has he answered? How many times has he protected you or kept you from making a stupid decision? How many times has he strengthened you when you were weak? John MacArthur addresses critics, says church is not 'spreading anything but the Gospel'.
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Tell us your story in the comments. I must admit I did feel the pain reading it. The wonderful thing is the victory cry and the breakthrough in the end when you felt empowered. I always loved that part of Peter looking at the waves and Jesus lifting him up.
Even in our weaknesses, He will lift us up. I pray for a total breakthrough for you, amen. Rita, thanks for your prayers! I should probably add an update to this one at some point. I wrote it about 2 months ago and God has worked so mightily in my life since then! He has been SO faithful and has loved me so well!
I feel cherished by Him! Thank you for sharing. Amen and halleleuia! Wow, your openness here is so commendable! I also have been in situations where I have argued with God and questioned His word.
I love the fact that you burrowed into the Word during this experience. In the early s, I began the practice of reading my Bible through once yearly and later graduated to twice yearly.
It has given me so much stability in my faith. The light will shine through somewhere in the midst of the darkness. And the Lord calling you by name and making that declaration at the end?
This is what it means to live the faith. Thank you so much Edith! He is so good to us! Thank you for sharing and being transparent with us. I believe it helps everyone that reads this. What I like most of what you did was you continued to read the Bible and have an ongoing conversation with God.
He is Amazing! I believe the Holy Spirit in you allowed you to stand your ground and by reading the Bible you combatted satan with the Spiritual warfare weapons that God Blesses us all with.
You are amazing for sharing that with us! God Bless! Wonderful post. I think everyone has felt this way at some point and I love how you showed your path out of it. And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.
And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.
No one is good except God alone. The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. So I will send a fire upon the house of Hazael, and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad. The words of King Lemuel.The unfailing love of God is as near as we are willing for it to be He draws near when we draw near to Him. Signals of God’s Unfailing Love Psalm 32 Introduction This morning we talked about the sinful woman who anointed the feet of Jesus. While Simon judged her (and Jesus), the Lord forgave her and sent her home in peace.