Psalms 105-106

Psalms 105-106

But the one thing you can be sure of is God's promise will be fulfilled regardless of what your circumstances are.Sometimes in our lives God allows for things to happen to challenge our heart, to strengthen our life and faith, but guess what? God will always fulfill His plan for us. The Lord knows the direction we need to take to get to the end, and sometimes that direction is not easy. Sometimes that direction to see the fulfillment of God’s Word in our life can be very difficult…

And this is the thing: the Lord’s Word will always prove itself. It’s not something I have to do. You know what? It’s not up to me to prove God. It’s up to God to prove God, and it’s up to God to strengthen me and use me as He will. I have nothing to offer God, but God has created me, just as God has created you, and He chooses to use us as His vessels. Sometimes, to pour out pleasant things. Sometimes, to pour out not-so-pleasant things. But He will bring us from point A to point B, and all of us, all of us, have been given the promise that if we receive Jesus into our life, one day we will see glory. We will see heaven. We will see that place before God and His throne. We’ll see Jesus ruling over this world in righteousness. That’s a promise that’s been made to us. But what happens in our lives before that point may not be so pleasant, but God will allow us to go through it. But He will fulfill His promise. He will fulfill His Word to us, and He will prove, He will prove the truth…

So often we go through our day, we go through our week, we go through our months, we go through our year, and rarely remember the kindness that God has shown us. We need to start taking stock of those things that God does in our life. Write them down. Use them to share testimony with those that are unsaved around us. Part of the problem that Israel had was, once they were delivered, delivered from their burden, delivered from their slavery, delivered from their discomfort, they got out into the wilderness and all they could do was complain, though God was showing them great kindness and great provision… He provided quail. He provided bread. He provided water. He provided direction. He gave them light at night and gave them shade in the day, but yet, all that they could do was look at the bad. All they could do was complain…

We, so often in our lives, carry a big “but.” Think about it. God does amazing things and for a moment we’ll stop, “Oh, Lord! Thank You for the new car. Thank You for the house. Thank You for this. Thank You for that.” Ten minutes later, “Oh, God! Why is this happening to me?,” forgetting the blessing that He had just given us. “But they soon forgot…”

“But.” And we all live by the “but.” We all live by that thing in our life that finally distracts us from the greatness of God, that distracts us from the good things that God has done, that deters us from giving praise to God continually. The hardships come, and then what does He do? He gives us over to our cravings. You know what? He is not going to stop us from seeking after the thing that we crave. He loves us. He wants to bless us. The fact is, He gives us choice, and He will give us over to our cravings… But once you’ve fulfilled yourself on that that you crave, there’s oftentimes pain and suffering that comes with it…

How often do we find ourselves grumbling about the things in our lives because we do not believe the promise of God?… But so often we don’t believe the promise of God. We don’t trust the promise of God. And just like Israel, even though we see miracles happen day in and day out and we see God’s provision, we don’t want it. We want to do it ourself. We want to do it for ourself. We don’t want some God that came to us telling us how to do it. We want to make our own gods…

Even when we go out of our way to stab God in the back, He loves us, He delivers us, and He has made a way for such a great salvation. It is unbelievable how much He’s shown His love to us. It is we who are bent on rebellion. It is we who are bent on destroying our own lives. Regardless of what God has done, we’re the one that keeps getting in the way. God did the great miracles. God showed His power. God showed His faithfulness. God fulfilled His promises… God allows for us to live our lives. God allows for us to make choice even when that choice is wrong…

But the one thing you can be sure of is God’s promise will be fulfilled regardless of what your circumstances are. God’s promise will be fulfilled if you’ll trust the Lord your God, if you’ll receive Jesus into your life… Got to believe Him, got to receive Him, and then you have the rights of a child of a King. The promises are made, they’re made for us, and God will fulfill those promises. We just have to recognize God for Who He is and what He’s done, and allow for His strength to work in our life.

Pastor Dave Elkins

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