Daily Light – July 11, 2018

Your daily goal:
Philippians 3:14  press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”   
(Monday-Friday, from my morning time of study and reflection, I will share with you what God is teaching me.  I ask you then to join me in each day and pray that God will use our time to draw us to a deeper understanding of His will and His ways.  Our objective is simple…to ‘see’ and ‘know’ the light and love of Christ Jesus..‘so that’ we will GO OUT and share the love of Christ Jesus with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)

Today’s Daily Light

5 Truths That Can Help Us When We Are Anxious  (Taken from a sermon by John Piper..enjoy)

It seems to me that in my most desperate moments, when turmoil of soul is owing to some family issue, or marriage issue, or health issue, or church or job issue — at those moments — the remedy is trust him. Not only is it going to work out in the end, and you’re going to be with him forever in the most intimate fellowship, but right now he hasn’t left you. He gave you a helper.

Notice — I love this — he didn’t give you an observer, like, “I’m watching. I’m right here next to you and I’m watching.” That’s not what I need. Everybody’s already watching me! I don’t need another person to watch me. I need a helper, an advocate, a comforter, a paraclete — one who stands by me, in me, on me, under me, around me, and is working through me, because I can’t figure anything out by myself, nor can I make it through.

Whatever the problems are that cause an unholy turmoil to rise up, let not your heart be troubled.

  1. Trust him because he has a place for you in your Father’s house.
  2. Let not your heart be troubled because Jesus prepared a place for you by opening the way there and removing every single obstacle, especially your sin.
  3. Let not your heart be troubled because Jesus himself is your dwelling place, and he has promised to come and take you to himself. It’s not like he’s taking you to some room out there. Who wants a room? I don’t want a room; I want a person. A room just means you’re in the house, and Jesus is your room.
  4. Let not your heart be troubled because the Father and Jesus are one, so that if you have Jesus, you have the Father.
  5. And lastly, you have Jesus now because he sent his Spirit to you, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of truth. And he is not an observer. He is an omnipotent helper for tonight’s issue that you’re facing, and tomorrow’s, and death and resurrection.

Friends…I know few, if any, believers, who possess such depth of maturity and are in such possession of working faith..that when adversity or calamity strikes…that they do not experience anxiety.    We are wired as deep emotional creatures and we feel pain and hurt and anxiety.   Those ‘feelings’ ignite our response mechanisms and serve to kick-in our reactionary systems.    

 
Our advantage..as believers…is that we do have a living Savior who is totally on our side in all things.   He truly loves us and cares for us in and through all things.   So if we know this…if we believe this…then it WILL give us comfort at a deep spiritual level during the times where life in this physical realm is turned upside down.    
 
Even though I project a persona of a big strong capable guy…I know that when life turns me upside down at times…when pain, hurt, trouble, comes to my door…anxiety is always there to seek to overwhelm me.   I can go from calm to super level anxiety in 3 seconds😊.
And..if I were not aware of my Father God..of my Lord Jesus…promising me that they are with and in this thing with me…then I probably would have self imploded a long time ago 😊 with the anxiety situations that life brings to all of us.       Thus I pray…. Lord Jesus…thank You that you never leave us or forsake us…that You go ahead and behind and around us in all things…that we are safe in You for eternity.   And therefore we can trust You in and through all things even in our worst times of being anxious.   Amen

 

One thought on “Daily Light – July 11, 2018

  1. Elizabeth

    Thank you so much for sharing this with me! God is so amazing to love us and help us help each other through his word and Holy Spirit✝❤✝

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