Sunday, July 30, 2017

Addicted to Jesus!

I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart and tell about the wonders you have worked.  God Most High, I will rejoice; I will celebrate and sing because of you.  When my enemies face you, they run away and stumble and are destroyed.  You take your seat as judge, and your fair decisions prove that I was in the right.  You warn the nations and destroy evil people; you wipe out their names forever and ever.  Our enemies are destroyed completely for all time. Their cities are torn down, and they will never be remembered again.  You rule forever, LORD, and you are on your throne, ready for judgment.  You judge the world fairly and treat all nations with justice.  The poor can run to you because you are a fortress in times of trouble.  Everyone who honors your name can trust you, because you are faithful to all who depend on you.

Psalm 9: 1 - 10

Do you run to God in times of trouble?  Do you honor the Name of God, and do you depend on Him?  

You can be sure that there will be troubled times for everyone who lives on this earth.  There is no guarantee of the “Good Life” for anyone, but difficulties are certainly going to be a part of every life on earth!  

The victorious Christian life is not one that is problem free, it is rather a life that responds to hard things by running to Jesus.  Someone has said that, “Jesus is the answer to every question!”  Every one of life’s puzzles and troubles can be solved by turning toward Jesus and then running to Him!

Also, when you honor the Name of the Lord, you will find yourself trusting Him more.  And, of course, when you depend on God, you will see how faithful He is to keep all His promises!

In a sense, a Christian is “addicted” to Jesus!  Jesus becomes the overwhelming source of strength, help, and comfort in times of trouble!  But the truth is this:  Being addicted to Jesus is a good thing, not a bad thing!  It is wonderful to let your relationship with Jesus consume your mind, heart, and yes your whole life.  

“Lord Jesus, You are the answer to every question, and the strength to get through every difficulty.  And You Lord are the only one on whom I can depend!  Praise Your Holy Name forever.  Amen.”

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