By: Tim Sader
As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. (Psalm 71:14)
Last week we learned about how good God is to us whether we deserve it or not. The song we used from where I attend church was Good, Good Father by Ashley Ridge Worship. Because of His goodness we can always hope in the Lord. We can praise Him more and more because He is always just what we need. The song we will use for our praises today will be Always by Kristian Stanfill. The link is https://youtu.be/N7ltcijkLKs or search for the song title and artist on YouTube. Many foes in our lives rise up against us but we should hold our ground. We have no need to fear war, storms or anything else. Our help is the Lord and He is on His way without delay. Our refuge and strength He will always be. We shouldn’t fear because His promises are true; our God Always comes through. People who are disabled in obvious ways do not have the best luck where it comes to dating. I had dated three women as an adult before meeting my wife and she only had one real date that ended in friendship. Often times disabled people decide to make the best of life without a partner to share it with because it can be more trouble than its worth. I had pretty much decided to stop trying so hard to find someone. I stopped using almost all dating sites except for eHarmony and I could only use it when they offered free weekends. My wife had been praying a long time to meet someone but had accepted whatever fate would come her way. One day two years after I randomly contacted her without seeing a picture she responded to my first questions on eHarmony and we haven’t stopped communicating since. The point of this is that God is Always faithful when we choose to trust and hope in Him.
We must learn to Always seek the Lord; looking to Him alone to be our strength (1 Chronicles 16:11). I find it extremely interesting that just when my wife and I both were about to give up on love is exactly when the Lord brought us together. When we were only seeking Him we found what we were desperately using our own strength to search for. When we keep our eyes on the Lord; keeping him at our right hand we will not be shaken (Psalm 16:8). No matter how impossible a situation may seem if we are close to the Lord we know that He can make a way. The Lord Always has mercy and turns His attention to those who love His name (Psalm 119:132). I’m not sure if my wife and I meant to give up the search as much as we spent more time with the Lord seeking Him to make our lives better. The statutes of the Lord are Always righteous; if we seek to understand them our lives will be better (Psalm 119:144). We learn these statutes by studying the life of Christ. We Always carry the death of Jesus in our bodies so that His life may also be revealed in our bodies (2 Corinthians 4:10). We put to death the person we were when we were ruled by the flesh before accepting Christ so that His way of life can be seen in us. Christ removed the sting of death and the power of sin so we could have victory in our lives. This is why we stand firm letting nothing move us from our trusting Him. We Always give ourselves to the work of the Lord because our labor in Him is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:56-58). Christ gave Himself to serving so He told us to go make disciples, baptize them and teach them to follow His commands. Then Christ says, “Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:19-20).” Jesus is Always with us! This is why we rejoice in Him always and say rejoice some more (Philippians 4:4). We can Always trust the Lord because He is Always with us so we praise Him all the more.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16