Words from the Heart for Saturday February 25th, 2017

The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

Psalm 28:7 (NLT)

My Strength and Shield

What’s that sound I hear? It is a sound of celebration. That song could only come from a heart filled with joy because of the help of the Lord. Take that song with you today. Others will be encouraged with the strength you have found in the Lord.

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Devotion

The strength of the relationship between the US and Canada is seen most profoundly in the economic ties between the two nations. Nearly 9 million jobs in the United States depend on trade and investment from Canada and the northern neighbour is the number one customer for 35 states in the USA. No other country buys more goods made in the US than Canada. 2 billion dollars in goods and services were exchanged every day in 2015. Canada buys more from the United States than any other nation, including all 28 countries in the European Union combined. Canada is the number one supplier of crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas, and electricity to the U.S. as well as a leading supplier of uranium, and 400,000 people cross the Canada–U.S. border each day.

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Can you think of a time when God brought you through something that seemed impossible? Maybe it was a test that you didn’t feel prepared for and in the end you aced it. Or a job you applied for that you thought you would never get and you did. Do you remember the joy, even elation that you felt when you received the good news? God is on our side. And time after time He protects us and comes to our aid when life looks impossible. David testifies to this in Psalm 28:7: “The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” David faced more trials in his life than just about anybody I know about. He had a king named Saul using every resource he had to track David down and kill him. David’s sons rose up against him trying to usurp his authority. Sin just about did him in. And time after time God came to his rescue. David describes God as his strength and shield. No plan that God had for his life could be thwarted. And it can’t be in your life either. David experienced the joy and elation of God’s protection. And so will you. If you will put your trust in God, you will experience His presence and peace. And your heart will be filled with joy too.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley