I Hold Onto Him

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by deecrossett, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. deecrossett

    deecrossett New Member

    Subject: I Hold Onto Him

    "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed,
    for His compassions never fail. They are new every
    morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself,
    'The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for
    Him'." (Lamentations 3:22-24 NIV)

    When my way is dark, I will trust in the LORD's
    compassion. When my body cries out in pain, I will
    turn to the Lord's faithfulness. When the fatigue is
    overwhelming, I will lean on the Lord. When good
    health seems beyond my grasp, I will count the LORD
    God as my portion. When it feels that I've been
    in this state "forever," I will wait for the Lord.
    I will hope in the LORD.

    No matter what we face day-to-day, God's Word is true
    and we can "hang our body on His Word," as Pastor
    Kenny Foreman says. Sometimes we really feel the
    hanging part. We need to focus to realize the "on His
    Word" part. We need to meditate on the comforting
    verses that the Lord makes so real to us and hold onto
    them.

    Maybe Psalm 23 is your favorite or maybe you are
    especially encouraged when you remember that we can
    do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
    (Philippians 4:13) Or perhaps our verses today about
    the LORD's mercies being new every morning lift
    your spirits.

    Even when we feel our grasp is weak, we need to hold
    onto the Lord. To hear His Word--whether we read it
    ourselves or have someone read it to us or listen to
    it on tape or on the radio--is a tremendous way to hold
    Him close.

    May His Word be your comfort and bring His Presence
    close to you today.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    Erica Faraone lives with her husband, Scott, in
    Whitefish, MT. She has suffered for the past ten years
    with fibromyalgia, but has experienced a great recovery
    in the past couple of years, for which she gives the Lord
    great praise! She prays the Lord's Word will comfort
    you in every dark hour and bring you joy in every hour
    of light.
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    Compliments of Rest Ministries, serving people
    Who live with chronic illness or pain.