In light of the tragedy that occurred in Boston on Monday, April 15th, 2013 the Lord compelled me to write words of encouragement. I’m sure many of you have prayed and are continuing to pray for the families whose lives have been adversely affected by this devastating attack.
In our days of trouble which occur unexpectedly, the Lord encourages us to cry out to him: “Call upon Me in the day of trouble.” (Psalm 50:15). Be assured that our cries and prayers reach the throne room of God, His angels bringing them in a bowl as incense before the Lord. (Revelation 5:8). In His infinite compassion, God answers our cries and meets our needs exceedingly and abundantly above anything we could ask or imagine.
As each of us Allow God’s Word as you pray to be a comfort and an encouragement during this difficult time in our nation. Let’s gather together with our afflicted brothers and sisters in Boston and walk through the valley along side them by praying for them and their families. If you have watched the news broadcasts on the tragedy, we have witnessed the acts of love and care of many people who immediately began to help those in need. They are true valley walkers. May God bless them and His face shine upon them.
Let us not despair in the midst of this tragedy. I believe that God raised America to be a “city on a hill” for the world. Her candle may not be burning brightly, and at times her spiritual flame seems to be flickering, however, I think her better days are ahead of her. I am reminded of David as written in 1 Samuel 17:40-49, he gallantly stood facing Goliath ready to be used of God. He drew courage from the candle of the Lord that was lit in him. It became a fiery flame of courage compelling him to declare to Goliath “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin,”I come against you in the name of the Lord.” He took one small stone placed it in his sling and slung it toward Goliath who was slain dead. Let our prayers be the stones in God’s slingshot against our enemies who attack us with their weapons. For it is written:
Through God we shall do valiantly; for He it is that shall tread down our enemies. Psalm 60:12
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them? Luke 18:7
But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord: and thou shalt not be given unto the hand of the men of whom thou are afraid. Jer 39:17
And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them; he shall deliver them from the wicked; and save them, because they trust in him. Psalm 37:40
God fully understands what every one of us is experiencing and going through during this time. He isn’t surprised by what happened. The Lord grieves right along with us and His desire is to comfort everyone affected by this tragic terrorist attack and help us deal with this incident. Let us pray and draw closer to God and experience His peace, comfort, and love during this time of crisis. He has promised to never ever abandon us nor leave us. And, because He is a covenant God, we can rest assured that He will keep His promise to us.
So I leave you with this beautiful thought:
“I expect to pass through this world
but once. Any good thing,
therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show
to any fellow human
being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not
pass this way again.”
French-born Quaker Minister
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