Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. (Psalm 55:22 NIV)
Mid-week and 2017 freedom celebrations around America are now in the books. I’m impressed with all the red, white, and blue I saw being worn yesterday. It’s possible, I am deep in the heart of Texas, yet, as my son speculated…patriotism is being renewed. Americans with foundations in Christ have rallied together in prayer and truth. The Lord cares and promises to sustain His righteous.
This may confuse any agnostic, atheist, or new Christian stopping by to read. The world only knows righteous behavior as self- righteousness. Self-righteous is a dangerous way to behave. I know by turning individuals away for several years before entering refining fires. This is a big key for us all to learn. However, will only be gained by growing in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. While this happens, do not be surprised when non-inclusion begins to happen. You are moving closer to Jesus, away from worldly influence. This worldly influence is big reason why societal confusion began. When churches began offering more comfort than truth, the outside world questions Christian authenticity more than church leadership.
When living for Christ, we are called His righteousness. We are children of the Most High King- Romans 8:17...and if children then heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Jesus was not liked by the religious leaders of his day. They led Him to the cross to die. In their minds, problem solved. See- this is how it is for us, too. World view is eye level and can only think and understand in their limited minds. God’s plan is always higher than our thoughts and His ways are not our ways. Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, by His own stripes, we can be healed. Not only is forgiveness available for our sins, when the enemy is allowed to test us- Healing is possible through Christ Jesus.
Many Individuals are with heavy hearts. Time is now; cast your cares on Jesus, He will sustain you. If you happen not to believe, I welcome you to test Jesus, try– as scripture states, Taste and see that the Lord is good. Stepping into faith, takes courage to step out from the world. Many men and women have fought for our freedom here on earth, freedom does not stop here. Freedom will last an eternity when we surrender and trust in Jesus. A mighty promise we have- because many attacks come and go- through them all…Jesus will never let the righteous fall.