Biblical Nitro Pills, Part 5
Presented by Pastor Melissa Scott.
#5 The Lord Upholdeth Thee
"For the LORD upholdeth (the translators added in italics) him with His hand." God's going to have me "underneath bottomless." It means when I fall, and when you fall, God's ever-present, merciful hands will be there to catch us. There is no place so low that it can be underneath bottomless. This whole picture tells me that God already sees and knows. There is not a particular instance in the life of a believer that God has not already covered in His word. It says here (this is David speaking) "I've been young and old, yet I've not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging for bread." I love this! Just woven in there in between two little areas, David is saying, There isn't anything that I haven't seen and I know this: God will not forsake me. He says, "I've not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging for bread." It means God will provide a way if you will commit it to Him. He is ever merciful, and lendeth, and his seed is blessed.
"Depart from evil, and do good; dwell for evermore. For the LORD loveth justice, and forsaketh not His saints." And if you don't have that underlined in your Bible, please underline it. "He forsaketh not His saints; they are preserved for ever." It means wherever you are today, whatever you are facing, God has not departed from you. There is no situation where you can say, "Well, I've been too bad and I've crossed the line and there's no return for me..." "The LORD loveth justice and forsaketh NOT His saints; they are preserved forever." He even takes care of your enemies. This is a little add-on but, "the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged." Again, how many times do we need to read this to realize no matter what, God's got our back. He's not going to leave us in our circumstance if we'll begin leaning on Him. It is His pleasure that we are to lean on Him and roll our burdens off.
So how do we roll our burdens off? Lord, You know my mess, You know what I've done. Here, with my mouth I confess it to You. I've put it in a ball of words. Here it is. Gone!
#6 Wait On The Lord
Then one more time I'm told in verse 34 to "wait on the LORD, and keep His way." Well, I like the part about committing my stuff to Him, but I'm not sure that I can do the "wait thing", because that takes effort. "Wait on the LORD, and keep His way." What's His way? Simple, it's the way of faith. Faith is what pleases Him. And if you read through this, it means this particular man, verse 37: "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace." Shalom encompasses all the facets of being. It means wholeness, it means wellness, it means everything under the canopy of what God intends for me, and for you, in the life a believer. If I'll commit my way to him, if I'll delight in Him, if I'll trust in Him, if I'll do all things and wait and rest enduringly, peace is the product. It means my fretting, my situation, has now been cast on Him and by faith I'll have peace.
#7 The Lord Is Our Strength
Read these last two verses: "But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: He is their strength in the time of trouble," not Melissa Scott doing for Melissa Scott in times of trouble. God's my strength. And do you know when He becomes my strength? When I run out of my own strength. He becomes my strength when I have exhausted myself in trying to figure out how to fix the problem myself. Then He becomes my strength. That you can guarantee. Take that to the bank of heaven. "And the LORD shall help them and deliver them." So He is my strength. He is my helper. He is my deliverer. And why? The last line says, "because they trust in Him," which is this word hasa I used in the example before of pouring rain. I know if I run under this rooftop area here, I'll keep dry. This will shelter me. These three words that tell me the life of faith is transferred to where we are today in Christ. If I will lean on Christ, if I will run to the shelter, the cleft Rock, and if I will amen what He's told me in His word, I can take all of these words and bring them down into this word faith. Scripture says, when God says something, He'll hasten His word to perform it. It means since He said it, I can AMEN it.
I'm going to speak for me and you speak it for you. All of these things put together say if I will do the things that He tells me to do in His word, He will take me right where I am. All the burdens and all the heaviness and all the things that I've been carrying around, He lifts them off of me for my faith in Him. God takes me right where I am and says, "Okay, I've got you now. I've got you covered. Get up and go in faith."
That's my message.
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