MEMORISE: Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. Psalms 40:5
READ: Psalms 139:17-18
- How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
- If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
God is mindful of you. The sand at the beach is literally uncountable, yet, God says His good thoughts outnumber them. God really cares about you, so, ignore every negative thought the devil brings to your mind. When the devil tells you that you will fail, that no one cares about you, tell him Jeremiah 29:11 says:
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
When the devil tells you that you will you die in sickness, tell him Isaiah 53:5 says:
“But He was wounded for my transgression, He was bruised for my iniquities: my chastisement of peace was upon Him; and with His stripes I am healed.”
When you are a true child of God, He is always with you. His word says I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5 ). Rather than feel dejected, call on God for help, He is your present help in trouble.
God loves and thinks about you; never forget this.
HYMN: I AM THINE O LORD
- I am Thine, O Lord,
I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise
in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.
Draw me nearer,
nearer blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer,
nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
- Consecrate me now to
Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up
with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.
- Oh, the pure delight
of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer,
and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!
- There are depths of love
that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy
that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.