Words from the Heart for Tuesday June 25th, 2019

I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.

Psalm 94:18-19 (NLT)

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Unfailing Love

Some Canadian ideas have failed miserably. The biggest Canadian flop occurred when the Conservative government of Robert Borden selected the Canadian-made Ross hunting rifle over the British Lee-Enfield for use in the First World War. The Ross Rifle overheated if fired too much and jammed if exposed to mud, like, say, from a trench, and the bayonet would fall off if you ran. It endangered thousands of troops who relied on it in battle. It was, however, a great hunting rifle. It was produced in Canada from 1903 until 1918.

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A video of a man slipping and sliding down his icy driveway went viral a year ago or so. He finally landed softly, and undoubtedly thankfully, on his front lawn. Sometimes our world seems like this. We slip and slid through life, wondering if we are going to end up falling, injuring ourselves spiritually and emotionally. Life can be frightening. But it ought not to be for those who love the Lord Jesus. Psalm 94:18-19 says, “I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.” When the challenging times come and we feel like our lives are out of control, like David we want to cry out “I am slipping.” The Lord, however, responds in love with, “not to worry. I’ve got this all under control.” How good is our God, who gives us comfort, renewed hope and joy in the midst of the challenge. When was the last time you experienced God’s loving hand of protection and safety when you thought your life was out of control? Thank Him for His love.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley