Monday, April 20, 2009

Hand Check

Hand Check

"I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken."

Psalms 16:8(NIV)

The right hand or the right side in Jewish culture and maybe others is a place of distinguishment or for someone special. This pslam reminds us that the Lord is always with us and that we are special to Him.

I think sometimes we let our past, our mistakes, and life get so wrapped up in turmoil, problems, busyness, etc...that we feel like God doesn't care about us or we feel we've strayed so far from God that we dont' matter to him, or that we've messed up so bad or did so much wrong that we can't find forgiveness and that simply isnt' true.

The only thing that can keep us from being close to God or letting God in our lives is ourselves. We can choose to run from God, ignore Him, or walk away from our faith, or hide behind some worldly distraction.

If we give our lives to Christ and become christians God gives us His holy spirit to dwell in our lives. God is always with us. Even if we don't know God personally, He is still there waiting and wanting a relationship with us.

No matter our past mistakes, our guilt, shame, struggles, addictions, or sins. God is by our side. He created us, He loves us, and He wants to not only be a part of our lives, but He wants to give our lives hope, direction, purpose, meaning, and value.

Reach out to God today. No matter what the issue, no matter the struggle, no matter the object that is holding you back or distracting you. God is there. Reach out your hand today.

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