We serve an amazing God who gives us amazingly powerful promises that are able to transform our minds, hearts, and lives if we will let them.
God knows what we need. God has the power to take care of us. God is trustworthy to love and protect us. God is our source for all things. God encourages us in the difficulties and uncertainties of this life. Though we live life day by day in this perilous world, God is with us. God gives us victory above what we can contain. God will never change, and His promise lasts forever.
These are simple truths are stated in scripture, but God knows that our hearts long for more than “just the facts, ma’am” as Joe Friday would say. Our God is a God who speaks clearly to our cogent thinking. God is also a God who writes for us poetry that speaks profoundly to the imagination of our hearts. I believe it was J.A. Beet who said, “…the inmost sanctuary of Holy Scripture is granted only to those who come to worship.”
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
You can truly worship a God like that!