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Bread On The Waters

'I will cry unto God Most High; unto God that performeth all things for me.'
Psalm 57:2

Dear Friends,

Praise God that He will not hand us over to our calamities, or leave our souls among lions. Although we experience great opposition and grievous trials, we can declare with the psalmist, 'I will cry unto God Most High.' In using such terminology, David is referring to the LORD as the One who is above all others; higher than every adversary, and in ultimate authority and ascendancy. Having addressed the Lord as 'Most High,' David goes on to say, 'Unto God that performeth all things for me.' This verse is so precious, especially when we begin to understand the meaning from the Hebrew text. The word 'performeth,' here means, 'to complete, to finish.' David is saying that the Lord will bring to an end the voices that were rising against him. By faith he saw that the opposition could not last! That his enemies would not prevail because the Lord would deal with them.

Dear Saints, this is true for all those who walk with the Lord. The trials are not eternal! The current opposition will not last! Believe on your God Most High, He who will bring all things to an end for you. In the meanwhile His grace will be your sufficiency, and His strength will sustain you, 'He will never permit the righteous to be moved!' (Psalm 55:22b).

'And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness...'
2 Corinthians 12:9a

Dear Friends,

Paul was no stranger to opposition and hardship in his walk with the Lord, yet concerning this matter of a thorn in his flesh, he asked the Lord to remove it from him three times! Clearly this was no small issue. Yet the Lord's response was not to take away the affliction, but rather to make it a means of proving the sufficiency of His grace.

How often when we are going through difficulties, we simply want the Lord to remove them from us. We often see our problems as obstacles to spiritual usefulness, when in fact they can provide the platform for bringing praise to the glory of His grace!

'For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.'
Colossians 1:1

Dear Friends,

What a precious revelation this is, your life is hidden! It is hidden with Christ in God! There was a time when in Adam, we hid ourselves from the Presence of the Lord amongst the trees of the garden, estranged from His favour, seeking refuge from His anger. Yet through His mercy, we now we find our hiding place is in Him, having been delivered from the sins that once kept us in bondage.

We used to hide from His voice in fear, knowing our nakedness and shame. Yet now we are clothed in His righteousness, and His voice is the sweetest sound to our ear. The secret place of the Most High has been disclosed to us, and now in Christ we may abide under the shadow of the Almighty. From such a position of safety and security we can boldly state with the Psalmist, 'I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress: my God in Him I will trust." (Psalm 91:1-2).

Contact

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