MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS-
“For Jahve, His eyes run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong with those whose heart is devoted to Him;” i.e., for Jahve, who looks forth over all the earth, uses every opportunity wonderfully to succour those who are piously devoted to Him”
Kiel’s Translation 2 Chron.16:9
I remember finally settling it in my heart, that “God’s got this”. It happened in those revival years, where God was making me draw nigh to him, so he would draw nigh to me. Frank and I were having some personal struggles with our family and our church. It wasn’t as simple as blaming the devil or other people anymore, I needed to trust God and trust him completely. He desires our intimacies that makes us totally rely on Him for everything. He has eyes of mercy and goodness, (Gill) and whatever happens to us He “strongly holds us”. I must admit through all of our ups and downs, I can sense His presence by my side supporting me and uplifting me. Yes, learning how to be still and quiet my emotions is the key. When storms do come, I begin to recollect all the times he has brought me through.
Spurgeon cries out to us by saying, “Conceive not that there is a great gulf fixed between thee and the Father, across which his mercy cannot come, and over which thy prayers and faith can never leap. Oh, think not, son of man, that thou dwellest in a storm-girt island, cut off from the continent of eternity. I beseech thee, believe that there is a bridge across that chasm, a road along which feet may travel. This world is not separated, for all creation is but one body. And know thou, O son of man, though thou in this world doth but dwell, as it were on the foot, yet from the feet even to the head, there are nerves and veins that do unite the whole, The same great heart which beats in heaven beats on earth. The love of the Eternal Father which cheers the celestial, makes glad the terrestrial too. When a tear is wept by thee, think not thy Father doth not behold; for, “Like as a father pitieth his children so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.” Thy sigh is able to move the heart of Jehovah; thy whisper can incline his ear unto thee; thy prayer can stay his hands; thy faith can move his arm. Engraven upon the Father’s hand thy name remains; and on his heart recorded there thy person stands. He thought of thee before the worlds were made; before the channels of the sea were scooped, or the gigantic mountains lifted their heads in the white clouds, he thought of thee.”
As we see time and time again, our world being shattered, I pray you will draw strength from your maker. He has the whole world in his hands—–thank God!