Today, as we contemplate our lives, we must consider the good things and the bad things that happen along our path.  The Bible says in Psalm 18:2, “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”   The peace of God is our dwelling place; all that are weary and burdened with heaviness can come to Him and find rest.  It is written in the scriptures that if we have need, bring that need to the Father through our Lord Jesus, ask Him, according to His will, for help and He will give us the help we need.

You may wonder if He will help you because you feel like you failed; you feel like you could have made a wiser decision and criticize yourself for the actions that you took and believe that you are in a place that you don’t deserve help now because of your own faltering.  The reality of this life is that, when we fail to do what we know to be right, sometimes there is a problem with suffering from those bad decisions.  There is a warning of destruction that we must heed so that we not deliver that destructive message to ourselves.  There are a couple of ways these destructive avenues are used not to just keep us down but to destroy our soul.  The issues that we are covering are snares that are set to entrap you for the purpose of destroying you.

Let me begin by mentioning that it is our own guilt that helps us know that we sinned, missed the mark, faltered; and it is our own guilt that we feel when we have made a bad decision.  This guilt is our conscience, and it is an avenue that is created in your life to bring aid or assistance to allow you to understand that you did wrong.  It is irrelevant what the wrong was or on what degree we as people judge it to be.  The significance is that we know and understand that we did wrong and have a repentant heart.

 The Bible says that if we will judge ourselves we will not be judged. The judging of ourselves is an in-depth approach to cause us, as God’s people, to make the needed correction and, if appropriate, to pay a retribution for the wrong committed.  You will not have a need for retribution for all the wrongs that are committed, but when needed that wrong should be made right.

In Numbers we read among the passages in the Old Covenant that when people sinned and that sin was discovered or understood that they had to bring a sacrifice for the sin and to pay tribute when appropriate to atone for the sin.  Today we live under a New and Better Covenant.  We no longer live under the law or the curses for breaking those laws.  We, under this new covenant with God, are granted a pardon for our transgressions through our High Priest, our Savior Jesus Christ.  He is seated in Heaven as our advocate; He stands in to protect us and to help us know that the sacrifice has already been made.  The sacrifice was made on our behalf, and with a repentant heart we are able to stand before the Throne of Grace and apply all that Jesus did for us.

Righteousness allows us to be in a position to stand before our Holy God, and we receive Peace that will continually dwell in our hearts because we have found favor, grace, blessing in the Lord, and Joy in the Holy Spirit through Him.  It is by way of the Holy Spirit that we are led, guided, and protected all the days of our lives.  It is hard at times, when we are suffering, to hear, read, understand, and/or receive the blessings that lay in store for all who believe.  The strength will come and that strength will come from the Joy of knowing that we have been forgiven of all the wrongs that we did commit and the ones that we do commit.  Our obligation is to continue to seek guidance and to make the right choices each day.  Learn from the mistakes of your past and believe that God is for you; He wants you to do well.

Today if you are overwhelmed with issues in life remember that this is the day of new beginnings.  The scriptures will help your confidence rise to a new level when you know in your heart that the Love of the Lord rests within you and He loves you.  He compassionately cares for your every need; God never stops loving you.  He loved you before you knew Him and He will always Love you now.  You are the righteous, striving to do what is right although that does not make you perfect.  It does however let you know that when we fall or someone we know falls they can rise up with confidence because our shortcomings do not stop the Love of the God from flowing to our lives.

Proverbs 24:13-16 says, “My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall be cut off.  Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place: For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”

Take time today to discover the desires of the Lord.  When you have examined your life know that in times of your trouble, whether they be self-induced or brought on by another source, our Loving Father will never leave us and He will never forsake us.  We hear and think many times about passages of sowing and reaping.  Many of us think of financial sowing and reaping and that is a part. The inheritance of the Lord is the people and His care is for His people.

Galatians 6 says that if we discover that another believer has fallen that we should restore them in the spirit of meekness.  Take time to sow meekness and forgiveness into the lives of others so that in your time of need you will receive that same help.  We all have faults and at times we all fail whether the decision was made directly or indirectly.  Take a moment to consider the heart and mind of our Father in Heaven and His desire to restore you along with all believers.  We all can believe and come to the understanding knowledge that the Lord forgives all of our sins.  Most can apply this to their neighbor but take time to consider yourself today and allow the Love of God to bring healing to you.


 "Father, we come humbled before you; You are our God, the Father of Glory.  I thank you that we receive your love and an understanding of your love that brings peace to our soul and direction to our lives.  Thank you for this day and all that you have given to us.  Father, forgive us for our unfaithfulness, our trespasses, our shortcomings."

"Father, we as the body of your Son, our Lord Jesus, humbly come to you to lift up our fallen brothers and sisters.  I pray that we will receive today the spirit of meekness and understanding of your love.  Help us to forgive ourselves and walk in divine peace and restoration that we may be able in the times of need of others to be ready to be your arms, your hands, your feet, your heart, givers of your love that we can be your obedient body submitted to your will to fulfill your desire.  I confess today to be obedient to your will, to be obedient to your Spirit and receive the forgiveness, the covering of my faults that I may be ready at all times to deliver this same forgiveness to cover the faults of others."

"Thank you, Father,  that I am led by your Spirit and obedient to your will to deliver your love, your peace and that I may come to an understanding of the depths of your love for all your saints that your love will be continually revealed to your people so we may understand more each day to love one another as you have loved us.  In the name of your dear Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, we offer thanksgiving to you. Amen."


Take time to pray from your heart today and receive the blessings the Lord has for you.  We are in the Fathers hands and nothing will be able to take you away from Him.  May your spirit be strengthened and your soul restored through the Love of our Heavenly Father.




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