Tears

Psalm 126:5 “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.”

Tears are an expression of emotions, mainly sorrow and pain. Life is a tapestry interwoven with the warps and woofs of different experiences. Not all are happy and comfortable. Sometimes we have to go through the valley of tears and storms, but there is always hope in our Lord who is the author of peace, joy and hope. Tears will not last for ever. Whatever we fear will not come to pass. When we go through tearful experiences, let us put our complete trust in the Lord who is our everything. He will wipe away all our tears.

Psalm 30:5..”weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

A mother, father or grandparents who shed tears for their children, night and day will definitely see deliverances in their lives. A church leader who cries out and intercedes for his people will surely see wonderful miracles in their lives. God has put all our tears in His bottle. No tear is ever ignored. He remembers our pleas and rewards us in His accurate time, not one minute late or early.

So let us cry out for people who are suffering in various ways,empathise with them and believe that they will rejoice one day.Samuel cried out to the Lord for the people,many great servants of God saw the fruit of their tears,maybe many years after their cries,but they persisted and rejoiced.So take heart.Your mourning will be turned to dancing one day!!!

God Delivered Me

I was lost but God found me.
I was steeped in misery but God lifted me up.
I was without friends, but He offered me the best friendship.
I was without hope, but He gave me blessed hope.
I was a sinner, but God redeemed me.
I was unworthy, but He made me worthy through His Son.
I was weak, but God strengthened me.
I was poor, but He made me rich in Him.
I was sad and despondent, but He put a smile on my face.
I was trapped by the enemy but He delivered me.
Psalm 18:16 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.”
He placed me on solid ground.
He gave me a new song in my mouth.
He gave me abundant life.
He gave me a reason for living.
He gave me comfort and assurance.
He gave me His attentive ear and a helping hand.
Most of all,He gifted me His Only Son,
Who gifted me His life,
For me to enjoy abundant life through Him,
With a new life, being a new creation,
And hope for a wonderful future,even after life’s over,
The hope of Eternal life with Him in all His glory and splendour,
What more could I want from Him?

My Deliverer, My Strong Refuge, My Light and My Salvation.

He Has Made Us Worthy

Caught in a trap of sin and misery
Led by life’s enticements and lures,
Guided by self and passions of the flesh,
We were unworthy,
Not worthy to be loved and accepted,
Not worthy to deserve God’s mercies,
Not worthy to hold our heads high
But,God made us worthy
With His worthiness.
He sent His only Son Jesus
Who granted us a worthy life
By sacrificing His worthiness,
On a Cross, flanked by unworthy sinners
He forgave and forgot our unworthiness,
He showed us limitless mercies and grace,
He gave us a life that’s worth living.
Let us ponder and ask ourselves-
What has He seen worthy in us mere mortals?
Are we worthy to receive His everlasting compassion and love?
Are we deserving to be vessels of mercy?
Is our unworthiness polished and refined by His worthiness?
We don’t have any worth to claim as our own,
Only the worth of our Lord-free from all guilt and blemish.
He alone is Worthy to be praised!!
Let all Glory and Honour and Majesty be ascribed to our Most Worthy Lord!!

My Good Shepherd

I have a loving Master
He cares for me in the most caring way.
He guides me in the right paths and protects me from danger.
He beckons me with his staff,takes me to green pastures and cool waters.
At times he taps me with his rod.
If I stray to unknown paths.
He drives away the lurking enemies
And sees that I go the right way to my destination.
He calls me by my name and knows my likes and dislikes.
He chastises me with firm discipline
But not hating or disowning me.
He gently leads and holds me.
When I am afraid He lifts me
And holds me close to His bosom.
He speaks cheerful and kind words that uplift my spirits
And motivates me to go on
Amidst life’s thorns and thistles.
He teaches me to face life’s challenges
With undaunted spirit and high morale
Not giving into the enemy’s snares.
He carries me on his shoulder
When I am hurt and limping
He doesn’t put me down
Till I am hale and hearty.
My companions and I enjoy his presence
What would our life be without Him?
He is the best role model and leader
Mentor,Guide,Teacher and Confidante
We don’t resent His chastisement
He does it for our best.
He loved us so much that He laid down His life for us.
Who is this who we love so much and will be ours till life’s end?
He is Jesus,the Good Shepherd,the Chief Shepherd and Overseer of our souls.

The Lord Restores!!

The Lord has plans to restore what you have lost in life in the previous years. He will reward you double for all the affliction you have gone through.

Joel 2:25  “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.”

He is the Potter and you are the clay. In the process of creating a product,there might be situations when the clay pieces are marred or not usable. But the potter doesn’t throw the mass away or put it away temporarily. He takes it and gives it a new shape and form.

Jeremiah 18:4 “And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.”

What is to the human eye a waste or gone case will be something precious in God’s eyes. Don’t sit and mope about what happened in the last years, thinking all is lost and never to be retrieved.He is waiting for you to yield to His will, relent from your stubborn ways, accept His sovereignty in your life and trust Him completely. He won’t let the enemy touch His anointed unless He has a particular plan as He did in Job’s case. But then can God certify that we are blameless and upright as Job was? At times, even when the Lord wants to help us have major changes in our life, we don’t let go of our past follies or are afraid to trust, thinking of history being repeated. Remember the LORD never goes back on His Word!! So friends, yield to His restoring power these days. You will see and reap bounteous results!!!