My God has given me so many things to sing about. He has given me the basic things of life that people take for granted; food, shelter and clothing. He has given me all spiritual blessings. These blessings are only found in Jesus Christ. The hope of living in heaven after this life is over. These are things I need to sing about. Yes, my God has given me a song to sing. I shall sing that song with joy in my heart.
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.
Sin has darken the world and people are looking spiritual light to direct and brighten their path. We have a spiritual obligation and responsible to be the light that these people are search for. They are looking for the beauty of Jesus in our lives. This obligation can be fulfilled if we allow Christ to shine in our lives by our words, actions, attitudes and life that we live.
14 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Am I a friend?
A friend is a person who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion. A friend can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement. A friend who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. A friend will not entice or encourage us to engage in sinful actions that can destroy our name, character and relationship with God. A friend will rejoice with you in your moments of achievements and weep with you in your moments sadness and despair. Real true friends are few in this world.
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him.
Hold on to hope
Trusting in God gives us hope to face our future. This hope will help us to respond to the dull and dark moments in our lives. Hope will keep our hearts steadfast and fixed on our heavenly home.
17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,
Roy Graneau is the full-time preacher for the South Edmonton Church of Christ.