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Morning Coffee With Jesus - November 16,2009

Updated on November 16, 2009

Hello loved ones!

Welcome to another week and additional opportunities to serve the Lord!

Today’s “Morning Coffee with Jesus” continues the theme of “Thanksgiving.”  Our verse for today is from Psalm 27:1.  “The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”

Over the weekend, I was researching American history and of course, one link on the internet leads to another and I began to research world history.  Through my research, I realized that, as far back as I was able to research there has been trouble in each generation.  Whether it was war, famine, economic disasters, natural disasters, religious persecution, racial discrimination, abuse of political or spiritual power, or deadly disease, God was there.

To those who took refuge in Him, He was their stronghold in times of trouble, irrespective of what the time of trouble was.  God has always stood by His people and provided shelter for them.

We know from God’s Word, the Bible, that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the same God of today.  Why then do we doubt His ability to be that same refuge for us today?  Why do we not seek refuge in Him when the storms of life blow hard?

Human beings have this uncanny desire to control every situation and every circumstance.  We erroneously believe that if we control, everything will turn out all right.  God is wiser and knows that we need to be dependent upon Him.  He often allows circumstances to change a situation to the point that we lose control or recognize that we never really had control at all; we truly are powerless to continue to attempt to control it.

When this sad realization occurs, we can take rest in knowing that God is our refuge.  He is the One to whom we can turn.  As Job says, “And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God…” (Job 19:26 – NIV).

Today, be thankful that our Redeemer lives!  His power and authority extendeds to each human being who ever lived and has yet to live.  He is our refuge and our shelter in times of trouble.  If you have never experienced trouble in your life, please know that it is coming!  Thank those who have helped you through the storms of life.  God provided them for you!  Our hope, our refuge, our strength to get through rough times is found in Jesus Christ.  I am thankful that I am His and He is mine.

Have an awesome Monday in Jesus!  Go MAD (make a difference) in someone’s life today.

Stay sweet,
stay broken,
stay His!

Blessings,
Elisa

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