Friday, July 07, 2006






The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all"
".who call upon Him in truth
* Psalm 145:18 *

Isn't that a great promise? It's one you can put
to work today. Let's look at it more closely in
* Psalm 145 *

.God is near to those who are stumbling
The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all"
".those who are bowed down
* v. 14 *

You may have stumbled and fallen. Perhaps you just
didn't do what you should have. Maybe you stumbled
in your job, and you are embarrassed and worried
about it. Perhaps you have stumbled into sin. God is
near to those who carry burdens. Those who are bowed
down with the weight of care can find rest if they
.will call upon Him
.God is near to those who are starving
The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You"
".give them their food in due season
* v. 15 *

Verse 16 shows how simple it is for God to answer
prayer: "You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of
every living thing." All God has to do is open His hand
to meet our needs today. The problem is,we often
.don't open our hearts and cry out to Him
.God is near to those who are seeking
We have this great promise: " He will fulfill the desire
of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and
".will save them
* v. 19 *
God is near to those who seek
Him with love. "The Lord preserves all who love Him, but
".all the wicked He will destroy
* v. 20 *

:Follow the advice of James
".Draw near to God and He will draw near to you"
* James 4:8 *

.God is not far from you
He's waiting for you to take that first step, to cry
.out to Him and say,"Lord, I want to draw close to You
Here I am." Have you stumbled? Are you carrying a burden
?or are you in need
.He promises to be near to all those who call upon Him
!He neither leaves you nor forsakes you

by My Manna _

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