Psalms 60-62

Psalms 60-62

Psalm 62:6Vintage message from October 27, 2002.

It is never too late to be restored to God. God in His wisdom, God in His power, God in His love, desires to restore us to a place of love relationship with Him. He is just waiting for us to ask…

We get to that place where it is time to turn back to that relationship with God. We come to that time in our life where we have to say, “God, turning to man is not going to help us any longer.” So often we still try to work out our life with clever schemes. We turn to other men, and we turn to the schemes of men and expect that somehow that is going to save us. Somehow that is going to deliver us from our turmoil. “If I just had a better job. If I just had a boss who would pay me more. If I just had a better car to get back and forth to work. If someone would just give me this or someone would give me that.” We look to the schemes of men. David came to that place that “the help of man is worthless.” There comes a time in our life where we have to decide [that] even those that we love and are close to and in good relationship with, that they are not the answer.  I am not the answer to your problems. The person sitting next to you is not the answer to your problem.

Husbands, wives, you’re not the answer to each other’s problems. Do you realize the only answer to any problem that you have is turning in right relationship to the Lord God Who created you? It’s not turning to man. It’s not turning to each other. It’s not trying to console and strengthen and build up one another that we get our help…

It is our flesh and the sin in our flesh that keeps us in bondage. It is that sin in our flesh that keeps waging war against the Spirit that’s in us that desires to bring us to a place of love relationship with God. But every time we try to get our lives right, every time we turn to the Lord and say, “Oh, Lord, I want to be right with you this time,” what happens? The enemy attacks! And turning to clever schemes, turning to the devices of men, will not change that circumstance that you’re in. It will not destroy the enemy that comes against you. With God we will gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies… It is only God Who can deal with our issues of sin and our sin nature…

If we only understood the protection that God desires to give us. Each and every day in our lives, God desires to be that “mother hen” over us…

Do you realize that we can not survive, we can not accomplish anything that we desire, without God’s love and God’s faithfulness… If it was not for God’s love and God’s faithfulness,  you could not accomplish anything. And so often, even in the unbeliever, God will allow them to accomplish amazing things, hoping to get their attention, to draw them into that love relationship with Him…

You know what? Rest is not going to come to us because we have a nice house, rest is not going to come to us because we have large bank accounts, rest is not going to come to us because we do this or we do that. The only way we will find rest is when we understand the salvation that we have in God. That’s where rest comes from. Jesus is our rest…

You’ll not go wrong when you put your trust in a God Who is strong and loving… He can deal with your every need, He can deal with your every circumstance in life, and you know what? He loves doing it because He loves you, and He loves me.

Pastor Dave Elkins

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