Monday, October 4, 2010

'Where's the Beef?"

a few encouraging words

In Psalm 50:9-11 it says ‘I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.” That is the Lord our God speaking in this passage. As a child I used to sing a song with that phrase “He owns the cattle on a thousand hills…” . In today’s times of trouble I am often tempted to lift up my eyes and yell, “Where’s the beef?”

Is God’s eye still watching over us ? Of course He watches over us. His heart is moved by the plight of His children. He has opened up His arms many times. Yet we sometimes look to see what His hand is holding for us, and forget to seek His face.

As a good father who loves to spend time with His children, our Heavenly Father also enjoys our time. Yet, the cares of this world may make it seem as though we are all alone. Be encouraged, you are never alone. You can talk to the Lord at any time and feel free to open up to Him. So often He is misrepresented as a God who holds out a red hot poker and is looking to scald us for our sins. In truth, He sent His own son to take the punishment for our sins. We have but to acknowledge Jesus is our Lord and repent. In these days of trial, it helps to know that He will supply our every need. He knows our needs better than we do.

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