God will carry you!

Isaiah 46:3-4 (NIV)
“Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob, all the remnant of the people of Israel, you whom I have upheld since your birth, and have carried since you were born. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”

Isaiah 46:3-4 (MSG)
“Listen to me, family of Jacob, everyone that’s left of the family of Israel. I’ve been carrying you on my back from the day you were born, and I’ll keep on carrying you when you’re old. I’ll be there, bearing you when you’re old and gray. I’ve done it and will keep on doing it, carrying you on my back, saving you.”
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“Listen to Me,” [says the Lord], “O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, you who have been carried by Me from your birth and have been carried [in My arms] from the womb, even to your old age I am He, and even to your advanced old age I will carry you! I have made you, and I will carry you; be assured I will carry you and I will save you.” -AMPLIFIED

Spoken specifically to the children of Israel these words hold true for all of God’s children. God’s tender, loving care for his children lasts from their birth all the way into their advanced old age. His everlasting arms that carry them through ever situation never grow weary. The Father’s watchfulness, His provision, and His protection never fail; for He is ever faithful. Hallelujah!

If we need further proof of God’s overwhelming love touching every stage of our life let us consider David’s adamant declaration in Psalm 37:25; ” I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” (NIV) Or this verse in Psalm 48:14: “For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.” (NIV)

God takes care of His children; from beginning to end; He alone is the one constant in our lives. People come and go. Our parents are with us at our birth, but they cannot be with us throughout every moment of our lives. Our friends spend much time with us but they too cannot be with us at all times; and they tend to come and go through the years. God alone is our abiding standard; He never changes, He is ever Faithful, and He never wavers.

God says, “Listen, I love you. I care about what happens to you. From the time you were a wee tiny baby, unable to do anything for yourself, until you are old, white headed and stooped over with arthritis, unable to do for yourself. I am still God through all of your ages. Nothing is too difficult for me. Trust me! I will carry you through it all; I will be the source of all you need.”

So what is it that you have been struggling with? Have you given it into the hands of the Father? He is always available to you and He is all you will ever need. Remember, He is the one constant in your life that you can always depend on. Trust Him; He will carry you through ever situation of this life. Once again God is saying to His children, “I will be your God throughout your lifetime—until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” (NLT)

My Prayer:
Father, God, I will trust you. I agree with what David said, “I was young and now I am older, yet I have never seen Your righteous children forsaken.” You are ever Faithful and True, Lord. Remind me every moment of Your ever abiding presence in my life. Remind me that when I am weak, then you are strong. Remind me when I can only see the impossibilities that nothing is impossible with you. Too often I have an issue with my memory when faced with the challenges of this life, but I will remember that it is You who carries me through every situation in this life. God, You are amazing and your tender loving care for your children is out of this World! Thank you for who you are and all you do for me in my life. I love you!

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God is our Strong Deliverer!

Psalm 140:6-7 (NIV)
I say to the Lord, “You are my God.” Hear, Lord, my cry for mercy. Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle.

Psalm 140:6-7 (MSG)
I prayed, “God, you’re my God! Listen, God! Mercy! God, my Lord, Strong Savior, protect me when the fighting breaks out!
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“I said to the Lord, “You are my God; listen to the voice of my supplications, O Lord. O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.” -AMPLIFIED

Another Psalm of David; we find David declaring that God was indeed his God. This was David’s hope and stay; this was the one truth that he could hold on to and know that his God would always come through for him. David had a well-founded assurance in his God.

“He was assured that Jehovah was his God, he expressed that assurance, and he expressed it before Jehovah himself. That had need be a good and full assurance which a man dares to lay before the face of the heart searching Lord. The Psalmist when hunted by man, addressed himself to God. Often the less we say to our foes, and the more we say to our best Friend the better it will fare with us: if we say anything, let it be said unto the Lord.” -Charles Spurgeon (The Treasury of David)

David was up close and personal with God, “You are my God. Hear, Lord, my cry for mercy.” In fact, it is as if he demanded God’s attention (not that He was not paying attention in the first place). God, listen to me, I am getting serious with you now; hear my cry for mercy. I am in a desperate situation at the moment; dire straits. I need your help! Deliver me!

“The more danger appears, the more earnest we should be in prayer to God. All are safe whom the Lord protects. If he be for us, who can be against us? We should especially watch and pray, that the Lord would hold up our goings in his ways, that our footsteps slip not. God is as able to keep his people from secret fraud as from open force; and the experience we have had of his power and care, in dangers of one kind, may encourage us to depend upon him in other dangers.” -Matthew Henry Concise Commentary

David stated that God was his “Strong Deliverer”. David knew and had experienced this truth in his life, for God had come through for him time and time again. David could speak these words with conviction, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” -Psalm 46:1 (NIV)

David said with conviction, “You have covered my head in the day of battle.” “Strong Savior, protect me when the fighting breaks out!” Basically, You are there for me Lord, I will trust You; no matter what comes my way! We all endure battles, trials, and tribulations. Who will we trust in when the battles come or the darkness seems to overtake us? Can we too say with confidence, God, I know you’ve got my back? Do we trust Him to be our “Strong Deliverer”?

My Prayer:
Lord God, my Strong Deliverer, my Protector, my Strength, my Sovereign Lord; I will trust in you in every circumstance. You are the only One who can always be available for me in every moment of every day. You are faithful and true; I put my complete trust in You. In my times of need I know that you are always nearby; just a whisper away. You have promised to never leave me or forsake me; I know you will never turn your back on me. Lord, you are my hope!