Grace in the Wilderness: “Into the Word” Week 35

Insomnia and anxiety have plagued me this month.  So on Monday, I had to laugh when I opened up my Anne Graham Lotz Bible study to discover that this week’s lesson was titled “Well Rested.”  God really does have excellent timing, doesn’t He?

Rest refuels us and allows us to be at peace in our hearts and minds.  Have you ever been bone tired and yet unable to sleep?  Have anxious thoughts troubled your soul?  This week, I have cried out daily for God to be my refuge, a shield from the attack.  As I was digging “Into the Word” , I discovered a gem — a verse that encouraged my weary heart:

“Thus says the Lord,

the people who survived the sword

found grace in the wilderness.

Israel, when I went to give them rest.”

Jeremiah 31:2, NKJV

Are you in the wilderness right now?  God longs to meet you there and give you grace.  Fear not the sword.  Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.  Your rest is coming.

Q4U: How has God met you with grace in the wilderness?

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Life Saver: “Into the Word” Week 20

A couple of days after my surgery, the Gospel-singing LPN returned.   Her theme on this day was Psalm 121.  I thanked her for her musical ministry as tears welled up in my eyes.  God had once again sent her to sing exactly what I needed to hear:  “My Help comes from the Lord.”

Since that day, the image of God as my Help keeps popping up off the pages of my Bible — comforting me, assuring me, surrounding me with the reminder that God is my Life Saver.  This week, as I was digging “Into the Word,” I discovered Hebrews 13:6:

Therefore, we may boldly say:

The Lord is my Helper;

I will not be afraid.

What can man do to me?

The word “help” in  the original Greek implies “bringing aid at the right time to meet an urgent, real need.”  I need not worry because God, my Help is present and able to meet any need that may arise.  What urgent need are you facing this week?  Let me assure you, God is your Life Saver.  Hang on to Him.

Q4U:  How has God been a “Helper” to you?

Every Monday we will be working our way through Anne Graham Lotz’s 52-week study “Into the Word.”    Hop on over to the 3dLessons4Life Blog Facebook Page to join us as we dig into God’s Word together.

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