Saturday, May 6, 2017

Trust not in men

Now why do you cry aloud?
Is there no king in your midst?
Has your counselor perished?
For pangs have seized you like a woman in labor.
Be in pain, and labor to bring forth,
O daughter of Zion,
Like a woman in birth pangs.
For now you shall go forth from the city,
You shall dwell in the field,
And to Babylon you shall go.
There you shall be delivered;
There the Lord will redeem you
From the hand of your enemies.
Now also many nations have gathered against you,
Who say, “Let her be defiled,
And let our eye look upon Zion.”
But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord,
Nor do they understand His counsel;
For He will gather them like sheaves to the threshing floor.
“Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion;
For I will make your horn iron,
And I will make your hooves bronze;
You shall beat in pieces many peoples;
I will consecrate their gain to the Lord,
And their substance to the Lord of the whole earth.
~Micah 4:9-13 NKJV  © 1982 by Thomas Nelson

I see how our country's people depend upon their leaders, their political parties, instead of on the Lord. Therefore we must bear the consequences. Sometimes the Lord puts us through the furnace. He forces us on our knees to cry out to Him, because when there is no one to help and you lose all hope, God is your last resort, especially if you do not know Him.

When we are stripped of everything on which our hope is built, the earthly things that give us only a false sense of security, God starts anew with us.

First through the furnace, but then the Lord will deliver us again. Only then do we realise our dependence on Him.

For us who are His children there is always hope, no matter how dark circumstances look. We know where our help comes from and we run first to our Heavenly Father in prayer. Put your trust in the Lord alone, for your help comes from Him who created heaven and earth. His name is Jesus.

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