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Late Night Standout

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As I was laying down to sleep on Wednesday night I was quite restless. Perhaps it was the late-night chocolate, or perhaps it was that state of the world, or even could have been me staring at my phone screen for too long playing Fishdom. Regardless of the reason, I routed to Youtube to stream the book of Psalms with music in order to go to sleep. Upon my journey to slumberland, a collection of verses rang out to me upon hearing them. 

 

 

Psalms 9:15-20 (NKJV)
The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
The Lord is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.
The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.
But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.

Arise, Lord, do not let mortals triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence.
Strike them with terror, Lord; let the nations know they are only mortal.


I am not sure how long after hearing this I fell asleep, but when I woke up (2 hours early) I was reminded of my mental note to share this on the blog.

It is a jaw drop verse set for me in relation to what we as a country, nation, and world are going through right now. Like there is no doubt that we, as a whole, have turned our back or stepped away from God (the true creator God, accessible through Jesus alone who gifts His precious Holy Spirit upon all who believe), because like umm yeah. While I am not here to debate that, simply put the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23), and from I can see these definitely are not the top attributes of humankind.

Do I think all is lost? No, I don’t. I only think all is lost if someone takes their last breath and hasn’t accepted Jesus Christ as savior. There is no reason why “we” the individual, and “we” the people, cannot do better or be better, regardless of what our family, friends, or government officials say. Does being better mean acknowledging who the Trinity is? Yes. Because it is from God we get moral law, by Jesus Christ'ss sacrifice and resurrection are we redeemed, and it is by His Spirit we are transformed evermore.

Looking for encouragement, guidance, or inspiration? We have been watching Charles Stanley, Michael Youssef, Ravi Zacharias, and John Piper in the recent weeks for our daily devotional time. May they be of benefit to you, as they have been to us and so many others. 

Peace, love, and blessings to you, through our Savior, Jesus Christ! 💙

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