Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Continual Trust in God

“I will bless the Lord at all times: His Praise shall continually be in my mouth.” ~ Psalm 34:Continual Implies enduring existence often through constant renewal – reoccurring thoughts without fear…” Let’s meditate on this as we think about “Continual application of God’s Word, the constant Love of Christ, and the strengthening Power of the Holy Ghost.  Last week the Message was about “Enduring or temptations.”  A good way to do this, when we truly Love the Lord with all our heart, is to enter into Continued Praise of our Lord and Saviour! To walk in Continued Trust no matter the circumstance.  The Holy Spirit prompted David in the Psalms/songs to speak of “Continual Praise, Truth, and the Goodness of God.  Off times when a crisis occurs we are weakened by the circumstance and perhaps tempted to question God, or to let discouragement set in upon us. It is quite thought provoking to think about God’s Continual Truth, and His awesome Continual goodness to us in the land of the Living.  David comforted himself in Praise, Song, and Trusted in God in the midst of his circumstance. Jesus had not yet come; avid did not know Salvation as we know it today, yet He Trusted! His was a Continual Trust in God, an enduring existence in the Commands of God and constant renewing of himself in his commitment to a Holy God. How did he handle his difficult times? Psalm 27 is a song of great distress, a time of discouragement that David was going through, he recalls;  I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the Goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”  We have all had times of waiting, and here, we are encouraged to wait, to remember the Goodness of the Lord.  It would be a great period of waiting if we could do it with “Continual Praise” in the midst of our waiting. “Enduring through constant renewal!” Renewing ourselves in our Faith, our commitment to Christ, and Continually giving thanks for His Mercy endures forever.  Our God is a “Continual” God. God never gives up on us! He is a Faithful God. The Psalmist wrote in the 52nd Ps., “…the Goodness of God endureth Continually!” We serve a God that said: “Nevertheless I Am Continually with Thee:  O let the Church enter into Continual Praise and Worship for in Christ we have the Peace that passes all understanding!   “I will Hope Continually, and will Praise Thee more and more…!” Ps. 71:14