In HIS Presence


Read: Psalm 146:3-10

Meditation verse:

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2).

This is what the bible has to say about those who put their trust in people because they are wealthy, powerful, or connected; “Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them” (Psalm 146:3-4, NLT). A famous old song says, “stand up, stand up for Jesus, stand in His strength alone, the arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own”.

Yes, the arm of flesh will fail you. Why? Because as humans, we are fickle, weak, and self-serving. We have a natural tendency to look out for our own interests. Outside of God, no man can help another. It is God who wills in us to do of His good pleasure. He is the one who holds the hearts of kings in His palms and turns them to whichever direction pleases Him.

Here’s who the bible prescribes that you put your hope in:

“Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God, Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, Who keeps truth forever, Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; The Lord raises those who are bowed down; The Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked He turns upside down. The Lord shall reign forever—Your God, O Zion, to all generations. (Psalm 146:5-10).

Psalm 123:1-2 says “Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy on us”. Why not make this your daily prayer.

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

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