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“I, the Lord, do these things. I, the Lord, form the plan to bring them about. I am known as the Lord. I say to you, ‘Call on me in prayer and I will answer you. I will show you great and mysterious things which you still do not know about.’"
It is not beyond God to reveal mysteries to his people. He promises this for Jeremiah, sharing the future of Israel. Throughout the bible, we also see this evidenced in the lives of Joseph and Daniel; specifically with the interpretation of dreams and the revealing of events that had not yet happened. Joseph saves many nations because of what God reveals, and Daniel exemplifies what it means to not compromise with His faith. God doesn't always give us the information we want - but if we seek Him we will get the information we need. Trust in Him and delight in fellowship with the Lord.
For this reason I will praise you while I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. As if with choice meat you satisfy my soul. My mouth joyfully praises you, whenever I remember you on my bed, and think about you during the nighttime hours. For you are my deliverer; under your wings I rejoice. My soul pursues you; your right hand upholds me.
Lord God, I pray that you would make our hearts “fully satisfied” with you! In these verses David is recognizing that God is present and working in his life, and we see a response of praise. Allow your heart to be awestruck and lifted up by the presence of our great and loving Father in your life. Delight in the Lord, for He is worthy of your praise. Today, remember how the Lord has been there for you, and know that He promises to always be there for you. Amen! We praise you Lord!
He alone is my protector and deliverer. He is my refuge; I will not be upended. God delivers me and exalts me; God is my strong protector and my shelter. Trust in him at all times, you people! Pour out your hearts before him! God is our shelter! (Selah)
In these verses, rock, fortress, and defense are used to describe who God is. He is our refuge and invites us to take shelter in Him. Storms, trials, temptations, and a barrage of other attacks will come; and you have an impenetrable fortress where you can find refuge. Take courage under God’s shelter, yet at the same time become vulnerable in the presence of God. As verse 7 says, “Pour out your hearts to him.” Run to Jesus and open your heart. He is God and He knows what you’re going through. Anchor your faith in Christ, and trust Him with everything.
and he raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
There are ages to come. The plan for believers is to be seated with Christ in the heavenly realms in the ages to come. God will then put on display the amazing grace He has shown us through His son. In Christ we are allowed the opportunity to be a part of God’s story for eternity. Eternal life with God is the promise, and that promise does not and will not leave you wanting. Jesus is everything you need, and the riches of his grace are truly incredible.
For the Lord is great and certainly worthy of praise; he is more awesome than all gods. For all the gods of the nations are worthless, but the Lord made the sky. Majestic splendor emanates from him; his sanctuary is firmly established and beautiful.
We are reminded today that we serve the great and worthy God. Go forth today with joy and thanksgiving. Know that the Lord who made the heavens loves you and chose to call you His own. After all, only the Lord that made the heavens could prepare a place there for you - and He has done so. (John 14:2-3) Thank you Jesus!